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  • Most people are familiar with the concept of a prenuptial or premarital agreement, but aren’t certain whether or not they have sufficient holdings to necessitate entering into such an agreement.  The reasons for having premarital agreements are vast and varied; they are not solely to protect separate assets in the event of a divorce but […]

  • Whenever you start a court action, whether you are starting a new case or have filed a  petition for modification or enforcement of previous orders, you have to complete service on the other person.  For family law cases, service must be completed as stated in Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure (“ARFLP”).  Rule 41, ARFLP […]

  • If you have an Order (or Decree) from the Family Court which requires the other party to perform specific duties and the other party is not performing those duties, you must file a petition for enforcement with the Court to obtain compliance or punitive orders. Enforcement of Support:  Probably the most common enforcement issue deals […]

  • There are many staff positions in law firms other than attorneys. The titles differ and are sometimes interchangeable, but in general, you will find that law firms have paralegals, legal secretaries and legal assistants. Not each firm has all of these staff, as smaller firms require less support staff. Legal document preparers typically do not […]

  • The Family Drug Court (FDC) is a specialty court in Maricopa County. When it first started in 1992, there were only four other drug courts in the US. Due in part to the great success of drug courts, there are now over two thousand drug courts in the US. The FDC is a problem-solving court […]

  • Most attorneys have heard this, particularly after their client has received an unfavorable ruling from the judge assigned to their case. As you would expect, there are rules covering a change of judge, removal of a judge from a case, or recusal. But first, let’s define some terms. “Recusal” is the process by which a […]

  • A covenant marriage is an option to couples who want to get married in Arizona. Covenant marriages were permitted by statute beginning in 1998 (Arizona Revised Statutes 25-901 through 25-906). A covenant marriage differs in the steps that are required to get marriage and in the reasons why a divorce or legal separation may be […]

  • Welcome to my blog!

    While I am new to blogging, I am certainly not new to practicing family law. My thirteen years of experience has enabled me to assist clients in many Arizona counties: Pima, Maricopa, Pinal, Graham, Cochise and Santa Cruz.

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