How to Know if An Annulment is Right for You and Your Spouse

Divorce is not the only option for ending a marriage. Depending on the circumstances, it is possible to have the union legally annulled. Unlike divorce, an annulment effectively makes the legal statement that the marriage was invalid. Here are some of the grounds for annulment that are recognized in the state of Arizona and how […]

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How to Ensure Child Custody Arrangements are Fair for Everyone

In many cases, if you and your former spouse can agree on the terms of child custody, then the judge will find no issue with custody decisions. However, if you cannot agree on child custody, you must file an action with the court in order to have a judge make that determination. A trusted family […]

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What are Your Rights as a Grandparent?

Grandchildren are often the highlight of a grandparent’s life. Unfortunately, in some cases, the parents decide not to let the grandparents see the grandchildren. Often, this is in cases of divorce or when the parents were never married. If you or a loved one are struggling with their custody or visitation rights, contact your trusted […]

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Facing the Holidays After a Divorce

Going through a divorce is one of the most painful experiences anyone can endure. This is especially true if there are young children involved. As the holiday season looms, all the emotional elements of the season are heightened, and if the situation is not handled carefully and delicately, the entire holiday season can leave a […]

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How to Plan for the Holidays With a Child Visitation Schedule

Most parents can’t wait to enjoy the holiday season with their children. Making cookies, wrapping gifts and spending time with each other are all exciting parts of the holiday season. However, when you’re divorced or you have a child visitation schedule, the holidays can be more complicated. Follow the written orderĀ  Courts speak through their […]

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Holiday Co-parenting Tips

The holiday season can be a stressful and difficult time for parents and children after divorce, especially during the first year. It can be a hard adjustment to transition to a co-parenting relationship, especially when the holidays become a source of contention. No matter how old your children are, they deserve to be the priority. […]

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Thinking about divorce? What you should know before making a decision

The Law Office of Hope E. Fruchtman is devoted to helping people who have come to a place of crisis in their lives. This Scottsdale Divorce Attorney practices family law including child custody, child support, prenuptial agreements, post-divorce enforcement, adoption, paternity, juvenile law and other family law issues. As a Scottsdale AZ family lawyer, this […]

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Recognizing the warning signs of domestic violence

Generally speaking, most people find that domestic violence a topic they simply do not like to talk about. Often, shame is attached to domestic violence. The abused partner in the relationship blames their behavior on igniting the abuse. The distressing fact is that millions of women and men are in abusive relationships. It might be […]

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How Divorce Affects Children

What are the Affects on Children? Divorce is a major life event that affects everyone in the family, especially the kids. While divorce is often necessary for the health and happiness of the family, it can take a toll on your children. Stress During and shortly after the divorce, your child may feel stressed about […]

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5 things you should know about relocation

When parents divorce, one of them may move away. Parents should learn about Arizona’s relocation rules, so that they can work with their Scottsdale divorce attorney to pursue their interests in the best way possible. Here are 5 things you need to know about relocation: 1. You can relocate before you file for divorce There’s […]

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