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Ryan Michael Reppucci

Ryan Reppucci’s Legal Guides

102 total


  • Premarital Agreements in Arizona

    Title 25, sections 201-205 governs premarital agreements in Arizona. Specifically, A.R.S. ? 25-201 defines a premarital agreement as follows: "an agreement between prospective spouses that is made in contemplation of marriage and that is effective on marriage." In Arizona, a pre...

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  • How and when do I serve my family court documents by publication on a person living in Arizona?

    Rule 41 of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure (ARFLP) governs "service of process" within Arizona. Section (M) of Rule 41, "Service by Publication; Return," states in relevant text: [s]ervice by publication is not sufficient to confer jurisdiction upon the court to determ...

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  • SSDI & Child Support

    Keefer v. Keefer The Court addressed: 1) when a child receives disability payments on account of a parent's disability in excess of that parent's monthly child support obligation, may the excess be used to satisfy the parent's obligation for unreimbursed medical expenses? 2) Can...

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  • BINDING AGREEMENTS? Reeder v. Johnson, (Ct. App. Div. I, March 23, 2010).

    Is an agreement binding and enforceable under A.R.F.L.P. 69 if it is confirmed on the record by a mediator who is also a judge pro tem? No, not under the facts of this case because the mediator/judge pro tem did not have the express authority to accept the agreement. ARFLP Rule 6...

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  • Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)

    A "qualified domestic relation order" (QDRO) is a domestic relations order that creates or recognizes the existence of an alternate payee's right to receive, or assigns to an alternate payee the right to receive, all or a portion of the benefits payable with respect to a particip...

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  • Changes to Maricopa County Family Court Self Service Center Simplify Preparing Court Documents

    Recent Changes to the Maricopa County Superior Court's Family Court self service center make it easier to prepare court documents. The following documents can now be easily prepared and printed by visiting the "ECourt" section of the Maricopa County Superior Court Website: 1. Le...

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  • New Administrative Order

    Starting March 1, 2010, Administrative Order 2010-014, makes a new requirement in family court cases, now merging the "sensitive data sheet" with the family court cover sheet. This Superior Court Administrative order further explains the existing requirements of A.R.F.L.P. Rule 4...

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  • What is a Parenting Coordinator and do I need one in my Family law case?

    Rule 74, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure (ARFLP) governs when, how, and who can be appointed as a Parenting Coordinator. In relevant text, Rule 74 states: Prior to, simultaneously with, or after entry of a decree, judgment, or custody or parenting time order, at the reques...

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  • What is a form I-130, "Petition for Alien Relative"?

    An I-130, is a Petition filed by a lawful permanent resident of the United States to establish the relationship to certain alien relatives that desire to immigrate to the U.S. I-130 Petitions are processed as a visa number becomes available. Therefore, filing and acceptance of th...

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  • Appearances and Testimony by Phone in Arizona Family Law Cases

    Rule 8, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure (ARFLP) governs telephonic appearances and testimony. In relevant text, Rule 8 states as follows: [t]he court may, in its discretion, *** order or allow oral argument or appearance on any motion or other proceeding by speaker telepho...

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