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Déjà Vu: Court of Appeals Profoundly Rejects DCS Procedure Again

Few things provide a person with more purpose and joy than raising children. The U.S. Supreme Court held, “even when blood relationships are strained, parents retain a vital interest in preventing the irretrievable destruction of their family life.” In other words, parents have a constitutional right to direct “the care, custody and management of their child.”In Arizona, “only in the most extraordinary circumstances, when all other efforts to preserve the relationship have failed,” can the parent-child relationship be terminated. Notwithstanding, courts, at the urging of the Department of Child Safety (“DCS”), have severed parental rights based on little more than agency opinion and unchallenged expert testimony.

By | 2019-07-09T14:03:50-07:00 June 27th, 2019|Blog|

Revisions to the Family Law Rules

During the past several years, the Arizona Supreme Court has adopted restyled Rules of Evidence, Civil Appellate Producer, Protective Order Procedures, Civil Procedure, and Criminal Procedure. In December 2016, Chief Justice Scott Bales directed a Task Force to review the current family law rules, to identify possible changes that would confirm those rules to modern usage, and to adopt a new set of family law rules.

By | 2019-05-24T10:47:00-07:00 January 1st, 2019|News|

Divorcing the Realtor

Steady economic recovery in Arizona has resulted in job growth, a demand for housing, the rise of home prices and, in turn, an increase in the number of people obtaining their real estate licenses...

By | 2019-05-21T16:51:48-07:00 December 2nd, 2016|Blog|

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|