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Angela Wilson-Goodman’s Legal Guides

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  • The different forms of representation of a minor child in Arizona (Rule 10 ARFLP)

    INTERPRETATION OF RULE 10, A.R.F.L.P.: REPRESENTATION OF MINOR CHILDREN A judge in Pinal County recently asked counsel whether we preferred a Best Interest Attorney or a Family Court Advisor be appointed in a particular case. Rule 10, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, allows...

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  • How to Handle NOT Having Your Kids for the Weekend (aka Top Ten Things To Do Every Other Weekend)

    So, its your weekend off from the kids in your home and your ex has them.What do you mean off, you might ask us.All you can do is think about the kids, are they having fun?Is your ex undoing all the discipline and structure provided in your home?Do they miss you?Why arent they wi...

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  • Marital Waste: Tit for Tat? More Like Dollar for Dollar.

    The Arizona statute for division of community property (ARS 25-318) requires that a determination be made "without regard to marital misconduct." But, part B to ARS 25-318 does allow the court to consider "excessive or abnormal expenditures, destruction, concealment or fraudulent...

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  • Exploring Alternatives to Filing for Bankruptcy

    When facing bankruptcy, most people don't know where to turn or what options they may have. It is always helpful tobe aware ofas many alternatives as possible, but there are always risks to any option where substantial debt is concerned. A good lawyer will always go overyour opti...

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  • A Primer on Divorce & Legal Separation in Arizona

    Starting a Divorce or Legal Separation Case in Arizona There are some basic legal requirements that must be met before a couple can pursue a divorce or legal separation in Arizona. Either the husband or wife must have lived in Arizona for at least 90 days, or have been a member ...

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  • Violating the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy - Part Three

    This is part three of a series on violating the automatic stay in bankruptcy. We've begun a discussion of the damages possibly available to a debtor when a creditor commits a willful violation of the automatic stay. In addition to any applicable attorneys' fees, a debtor may also...

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  • Violating the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy - Part Two

    This is part two of a series on violating the automatic stay in bankruptcy. We've already discussed the definition of a "willful" violation and will now turn to a discussion of "actual damages." Once a court determines that a willful violation of the automatic stay has occurred, ...

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  • Violating the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy - Part One

    This will be the first in a series of posts about the different elements at play when there is a potential violation of the automatic stay in bankruptcy. First, let's turn directly to the source: the Bankruptcy Code. Section 362(k)(1) provides that "An individual injured by any w...

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  • A Primer on Grandparent Rights and In Loco Parentis

    Grandparent rights and thelegal concept ofin loco parentis ("in the place of a parent") are distinct in Arizona statutes but can often intersect in cases where a grandparent, acting in a parental role, may be entitled to seek relief under either statute. Here is some basic inform...

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  • Bankruptcy in a Community Property State

    There are two related questions that commonly arise in community property states when one spouse decides to file an individual bankruptcy petition without being joined in the petition by their spouse. Question: If one spouse is filing an individual bankruptcy petition, is the ot...

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