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Flippin’ Divorce

You and your husband were smitten by the success of Tarek and Christina from HGTV’s Flip or Flop. Following their lead and a strong rebound in the real estate market, you started buying houses to sell. You quit...

By | 2019-05-21T16:49:25-07:00 September 27th, 2016|Blog|

Coping with Failed Adoptions

Building adopted families is a dream for many people.  Perhaps adoption is a choice in the wake of fertility challenges, perhaps adoption is the product of a relative who is unable to care for their own child through CPS, or perhaps building your family has always meant adopting.  After all, there are far too many children in state care who also need loving homes.

By | 2019-05-21T16:18:06-07:00 August 25th, 2016|Blog|

Tuscon TV Personalities Charged with Child Abuse

passed through the mother in utero.  The story below shows there are exceptions to every rule.  And you better believe the Department of Child Safety will be knocking on (or down) your door if your four-month-old tests positive for cocaine.

By | 2019-05-21T16:17:47-07:00 June 30th, 2016|News|

Update on the Case: DCS Interview without Parental Consent

In February, the Department of Child Safety interviewed a child for a child neglect investigation without parental consent. This caused much debate, with the parents (and the Ombudsman) arguing that DCS lacked legal authority to interview their child without consent.  DCS countered by pointing out that the Department routinely interviews children in neglect cases by justification of an agency policy (and notwithstanding the legal prohibition against interviews in those types of investigations).

By | 2019-05-21T16:17:28-07:00 April 29th, 2016|Blog|

To Catch a Predator: Scottsdale Edition

Two weeks ago, six men were arrested by Scottsdale police after an undercover prostitution sting. According to court documents, the Scottsdale police placed “escort” ads on backpage.com and other websites, and the men responded looking for sex with underage girls. The men arrived at the place they believed to be meeting the girls and were arrested by police, who had set up an operation at the nearby Scottsdale airport.  The “escorts” were, in fact, undercover police officers or actresses pretending to be below the age of majority.

By | 2019-05-21T16:17:05-07:00 April 26th, 2016|Blog|

Gray Divorce: Divorcing when you are over 50

The “gray divorce,” the term for a divorce involving a couple past age 50, is beginning to gain traction as more Baby Boomers seek Family Court intervention.  According to a Bowling Green University study, one in four Americans going through divorce is over 50. The study also said that the divorce rate for people 50 and older doubled from 1990 to 2010.

By | 2019-05-21T16:29:51-07:00 April 13th, 2016|Blog|

Why you Should Consider a Post-Nup

Two weeks ago, six men were arrested by Scottsdale police after an undercover prostitution sting. According to court documents, the Scottsdale police placed “escort” ads on backpage.com and other websites, and the men responded looking for sex with underage girls. The men arrived at the place they believed to be meeting the girls and were arrested by police, who had set up an operation at the nearby Scottsdale airport.  The “escorts” were, in fact, undercover police officers or actresses pretending to be below the age of majority.

By | 2019-05-21T16:20:32-07:00 April 5th, 2016|Blog|

Mesa Duct Tape Case: Have you heard?

A court case in Mesa has sparked a lot of controversy, where a man and the mother of a 3 year-year-old girl are being charged with multiple felonies after the girl was was found duct-taped and covered in feces inside of a closet, according to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

By | 2019-05-22T11:46:11-07:00 February 19th, 2016|Blog|