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Joan M Bundy
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Joan Bundy’s Legal Cases

14 total


  • Wences v. Ortega, J-1102-PO-201100159 & -60 (Pinal County Justice Court, Precinct 2 - Casa Grande)

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    May 13, 2011
    Outcome:
    protective orders dismissed
    Description:
    Frivolous protective orders repeatedly requested and obtained by client's ex-girlfriend/mother of his child during the six years since they broke up, while my client's requests for corresponding no-contact orders were routinely denied; finally overturned by new judge on bench who saw the plaintiffs' protective order requests for what they really were: Needless harassment of my client.
  • Andres v. Lewis, CV-2008-0243 (Gila River Indian Community Court)

    Practice Area:
    Child custody
    Date:
    Nov 09, 2009
    Outcome:
    Mother obtained sole custody of all three children
    Description:
    Mother attempting to get sole custody of her three minor children, whose father was fighting her for sole custody despite clear concerns regarding his long-term drug abuse, emotional instability and financial insolvency. Children had special needs, with the younger two siblings exhibiting development delays/diabilities and the oldest child, a boy, experiencing psychotic episodes following incidents of drug abuse WITH the father.
  • Vega v. Vega, 2010-0086AV (Tohono O'odham Nation Court)

    Practice Area:
    Divorce and separation
    Date:
    Mar 08, 2011
    Outcome:
    Divorce obtained through out-of-court agreement
    Description:
    Simple divorce where parties had already been physically separated and conducting their lives and single individuals for years; was able to fully resolve through a single settlement conference outside of court between the parties and their attorneys.
  • Davis v. Davis, DO2010-01440

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Outcome:
    Divorce with sole custody, no visitation, child support ordered, relocation approved
    Description:
    divorce with children - mother requested sole custody with no visitation rights to father as he had been incarcerated multiple times for not paying child support for child(ren) of an/other relationship(s) and had essentially abandoned the children by not providing for their financial needs whatsoever, even before he went to prison. (Also, the court ordered him to pay $25 per month since he did have a job at the Ohio prison where he was serving his time. Still, he has yet to pay a penny even since his release from custody and return to Arizona to live with his mother, claiming he cannot find a job.) Mother was allowed to relocate with the children to New York state where the majority of her family and friends were living, because father never submitted any objection to her statutory notice tht was timely provided in anticipation of the move.
  • Ikenberg v. Thomas & Padilla, C20106556 (Pima County Justice Court)

    Practice Area:
    Animal law
    Date:
    Feb 02, 2011
    Outcome:
    settled
    Description:
    dog barking nuisance case - neighbors
  • Scott v. Isaacs-Scott, FN2010-001182

    Practice Area:
    Divorce and separation
    Date:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Outcome:
    Judge awarded the house to the wife in the marital dissolution.
    Description:
    Husband filed for divorce. He asked that the house be awarded to him, since it was in his name alone. The titling decision was made solely because the only way the couple could obtain a home for themselves and her children was for her name to be kept off the mortgage application, because his credit was better than hers at the time. However, wife and her blood relatives were the only ones who ever made any payments on the house, including the down payment. Moreover, wife worked two full-time jobs, one of which involved running her own assisted-living facility, to keep a roof over the heads of she and her husband, six minor children--only two of whom were her blood offspring, the other four being the adoptive and foster children of her deceased mother--her elderly grandmother and a live-in nanny. Husband did not work at all even though he had previously worked full-time for decades and had job offers that he turned down. He did not even assist with the care of the minor children or upkeep of the house while their mother worked, and also wrecked three cars belonging to his wife within the span of one week. After he filed for the divorce with the free assistance of a legal-aid attorney at the homeless shelter he chose to live at after leaving the marital residence, he failed to secure full-time gainful employ. He also failed to comply with any of the discovery requirements and failed to sign and return a Rule 69 Agreement that came out of a Settlement Conference with a court-appointed arbitrator.
  • Bison v. Fish, JC-2010-0068 (Gila River Indian Community)

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Sep 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    Prevailed
    Description:
    Stepfather to three siblings (my client) sought guardianship after mother committed suicide. Birth father sought custody. Stepfather obtained first temporary and then permanent guardianship to the three minors.
  • In re minor children, GC201100172 (Pinal County Superior Court)

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Outcome:
    Prevailed
    Description:
    Grandmother (my client) sought guardianship of three of her grandchildren, the children of her daughter who had been murdered by their father. Temporary placement in Indiana, where the family resided, was with a paternal aunt who took in the children even though she had a child of her own and was only 21 years old. A year later, father pled guilty and was sentenced to 50 years in the death of the children's mother. Grandmother traveled went to sentencing hearing and brought the children back to Arizona. She then petitioned for and obtained first temporary guardianship and then final permanent guardianship.
  • Atwood v. Riviotta, FN2011-093631

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Jun 03, 2014
    Outcome:
    Annulment granted
    Description:
    A woman attempted to secure annulment of her same-sex marriage that was obtained in another state. Family court commissioner dismissed case, claiming that since same-sex marriage was statutorily invalid in Arizona, she could not get an annulment of same. She appealed, the trial court ruling was reversed, and I was able to help her finally obtain the desired annulment.
  • In the matter of: C.J.V., JS517495

    Practice Area:
    Juvenile law
    Date:
    May 27, 2015
    Outcome:
    Consent decree
    Description:
    Father, who had previously voluntarily severed his parental rights to another child, contested severance until the day of trial, and then agreed to proceed by consent (waived right to trial) with stipulation of contact by mail only (letters, cards, packages, etc.) and continued facilitated contact between the two half-siblings.

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Results obtained in any particular case are no guarantee and not necessarily indicative of the results that might be achieved in your situation, as all cases have different factual circumstances and thus applicable caselaw, as well as other variables outside the attorney's control such as the selected opposing counsel and appointed judge.