Category Archives: Family Law

What Are My Rights As A Grandparent?

Grandparents often play an important role in a child’s life and upbringing. In most cases, children benefit greatly by having their grandparents in their lives. Many children receive a love and wisdom different than that of what they usually get from their parents. This is why it’s so great when a child can grow up with grandparents in their life. In the state of Arizona, it is possible to get visitation rights to grandchildren. Depending on your situation, you may be able … Read More

Can I File Bankruptcy on My Child Support?

If you’re swimming in debt, you may be considering filing for bankruptcy. Further, if one of your major sources of debt is child support, you may be thinking about bankruptcy as a way to get out from under that debt. However, we do have some bad news in this case: your child support is exempt from bankruptcy stops. Child Support as Priority Debt Child support is known as a “priority debt.” This means that your child support debt is more important than … Read More

What’s Included in the Adoption Process

The adoption process can be complicated and stressful, but in the end, it’s extremely rewarding. The process may seem long and confusing, but understanding the steps will help ease some of that stress and confusion. Whether you’re struggling with infertility or you want to make a difference in the life of a child without parents, adoption is a great option. What are the first steps in the adoption process? The first step in adopting a child is to decide whether … Read More

Does Arizona Have Father’s Custody Rights?

Custody rights differ from state to state in the U.S. Mothers used to receive favorable treatment in custody battles, but luckily for Arizona fathers, our state now recognizes the equal rights of fathers during a separation and a divorce. Both mothers and fathers equally qualify for primary custody of their child and are legally protected with parenting rights and responsibilities. Establishing a father’s custody in Arizona Parents have the right to establish their own custody plan and parenting time. For … Read More

Custody Rights for Fathers in Arizona

Before the changes of laws in 2013, mothers were favored in divorce in the state of Arizona. Now, custody laws recognize the equal rights of fathers in a divorce. Because the state views the mother and father as equals in a divorce, it is important to understand your rights as a father in order to get a fair custody ruling. There are several different ways parental custody can be divided. Who decides custody in Arizona? Parents may agree between themselves … Read More