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  • Safety Plans in CPS Cases in Arizona

    Often when CPS is called, they want to protect the children right away, but they don't always have the evidence to seek a dependency petition. When CPS takes the children from the home, they have 72 hours to file a "Temporary Custody Notice." This allows them to retain the childr...

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  • Preparing your Response to a Divorce Petition

    You just received Divorce papers, and you don't believe you can afford an attorney. Here are some quick steps that may help you ease your mind that may enable you to draft a response and get your divorce started properly.

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  • Accord and Satisfaction in Arizona

    In Arizona, two parties can agree to a lesser amount than what is actually owed. In order for this to occur, there needs to be a clear indicator that a full satisfaction of the debt is mutually agreed. An accord and satisfaction is one of those ways to demonstrate full satisfacti...

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  • Grandparents Visitation Rights in Arizona

    In Arizona, it is possible for Grandparents to assert visitation rights. That being said, as in all cases, the best interest of the children must be taken into account. For example, if you have two able parents with a good parenting plan in place, it seems unlikely the courts wou...

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  • Domestic Violence in Arizona Family Law Cases

    If domestic violence is an issue in a Custody case in Arizona, it is very likely that the violator may not be allowed to have joint custody of the minor child(ren) at issue. It is important to look at the appropriate statute. Under 25-403.03, joint custody can't be awarded if the...

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  • Short Sales and the Anti-Deficiency Statute in Arizona

    You are underwater in your home. You fear foreclosure. You have heard that a short sale is the best option to re-build your credit. There are some cases where short sales are appropriate. But, often there are pitfalls to short sales, in which the whole outcome can turn out ultima...

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  • Conduit Payment in Southeast Arizona

    You are a Chapter 13 bankruptcy candidate and you live in Pinal or Pima County, or elsewhere in Southeast Arizona. If this is the case, beware of the conduit mortgage payments. There is a standing order in that venue that states that your mortgage payment becomes part of your pla...

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  • Rules of Evidence in Order of Protection Hearings in Arizona

    Often in hotly contested family law cases, there are Orders of Protections filed. Many such Orders of Protection will require a hearing once a party served with the Order contests the Order. The rules at the hearings, when it comes to submitting evidence, is much different than o...

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  • Telephonic Appearances in Family Law Cases in Arizona

    There are times in a case where the Court may allow a person to appear telephonically in hearing and offer their testimony telephonically. The Court may grant a Motion for telephonic appearance, upon a finding of one of the factors listed below. Party For a party, the Court may g...

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  • Qualified Property and Loans under Arizona's anti-deficiency statute

    Arizona is an anti-deficiency state, meaning, that in many cases, homeowners are not liable for the upcoming deficiencies resultant from pending foreclosure or short sales. However, the property has to be deemed "qualified property" for the deficiency to apply. In order to see if...

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