Considerations: Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Your fist priority in an abusive relationship is to get yourself and your kids to safety. But statistics indicate that the most dangerous time for women (most battered spouses or partners are women, but if you are a battered man, this advice applies to you as well) living with batterers is the point they leave […]

Read More

Special Divorce Considerations in Arizona

At the Scottsdale family law firm of Hope E. Fruchtman, one of our main practice areas is divorce. It used to be that in order to get a divorce, the couple had to cite a reason for the divorce (e.g. adultery, abuse, the physical inability to engage in sexual intercourse, etc.) and one spouse had […]

Read More

Grandparents and Caretakers Rights

At the Law Office of Hope E. Fruchtman, our Scottsdale family attorneys have helped many clients reunite with their family members. While it is a wonderful feeling to reunite with loved ones, many don’t know they have the opportunity. Grandparents, stepparents, and other caretakers often form deep and loving attachments with the children in their […]

Read More

Dept. of Justice to Extend Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Marriages

Scottsdale family attorneys at the Law Office of Hope E. Fruchtman we like to keep our readers informed about updates in the field of family law. One of the most recent announcements regarding family law was the statement made Saturday, February 8th, 2014 by Attorney General Eric Holder that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would […]

Read More

Step-Parent Adoption: Bringing Families Together

Divorce is a tough situation and lifestyle change for every member of the family, especially if there are children involved. Children are sensitively attuned to any environmental change big or small, but divorce is no small alteration. In the lucky event that someone gets remarried, children have yet another change to deal with, but with […]

Read More

7 FAQs about Divorce Cases and Proceedings

Arizona is one of those states where the divorce rate is higher than average. On the other hand, the marriage rate is higher than average also, which can help explain the larger amount of divorces. If you are considering getting an Arizona divorce lawyer, here are the answers to some common FAQs. I am unhappy […]

Read More

Guardian Ad Litem

Divorce law can be very complicated, especially when children are involved. The courts have devised a system for taking care of those kids, and to do so, they often appoint a representative whose job is to look after the interests of the child. Though parents can sometimes keep the best interests of the child in […]

Read More

Legacy Trust: A Premarital Planning Tool

A legacy trust is an essential estate planning tool for professional people. Doctors, lawyers, psychologists, business owners and other individuals can benefit from the asset protection that is provided with legacy trusts. With a legacy trust, these individuals ensure that creditors are not able to come after funds that they have worked hard to accumulate […]

Read More

Tips on how to Reconnect with an Estranged Child

A parent estranged from a child is not a new phenomenon. The family unit is subjected to many pressures including divorce, social problems and financial issues; some of these factors may lead to rifts in family relationships. Whatever the reasons for alienation between parent and child, differences need to be resolved in a productive way. […]

Read More

Keeping your divorce on good terms

With horrible figures regarding divorce today, it might be a bit of a grim surprise when you find yourself looking up Scottsdale divorce lawyer. A divorce is never pleasant, but you can make it easier on yourself and everyone around you if you are willing to keep a few points in mind.   Speak Calmly […]

Read More