Category Archives: Leslie A. Satterlee

Do Grandparents Have Rights When it Comes to their Grandchildren?

We have all had family fights. Disagreed with our parents or rebelled when we were teens and thought we knew everything, but what happens when that fight leaves the family in pieces? When adults have disagreements, they are often caught … Continue reading

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Munchausen by Proxy?

It’s a tragic story. Garnett Spears, a 5-year-old boy, was given deadly amounts of sodium through his feeding bag, allegedly by his mother. After beginning treatment, hospital tests revealed unusually high amounts of sodium in the boy’s body, which accounted … Continue reading

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Can Refusing Your Kid McDonald’s Make You Unfit to Parent?

Attorney David Schorr was accused of being an unfit parent by a psychologist in New York because he refused his 4-year-old child McDonald’s. The New York father currently has visitation time with his son every Tuesday. Mr. Schorr asked his … Continue reading

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Jersey Girl Sues Parents: What to Make of the Rachel Canning Case

The nation has been swept into a furor in the past few days over a New Jersey girl suing her parents. Rachel Canning, 18, filed a complaint against her parents, alleging that they abused and mistreated her before kicking her … Continue reading

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Getting Back Baby Jack – Putative Father Registration and Consent to Adoption in Arizona

A nightmare scenario for one Utah father has made national news.  The most disconcerting part of his story is that it could happen again right here in Arizona. In 2010, Jake Strickland learned that he was to become a father.  … Continue reading

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The Importance of Family Counseling in Dissolution and Legal Decision Making Disputes

All too often, tragedies occur in the context of divorce and custody disputes.  In Arizona we no longer use the term “custody” and instead use the phrase “legal decision making,” but for the purpose of this article we will refer … Continue reading

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When Arizona Foster Parents are Ready to Adopt – A Rare Opportunity for a Free Lawyer

I received a call the other day from a potential client and her partner.  They had been fostering a child through a CPS placement for almost 19 months.  The baby was just three weeks old when he was placed in … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Hears Key Adoption Case for Arizona

The U.S. Supreme Court heard an important adoption case on April 16. The case, captioned Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, involves complex issues of sovereignty and statutory construction, to say nothing of the high stakes element of a little girl’s … Continue reading

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Arizona Judge Denies “Pregnant Man” Divorce

In December, we outlined some of the legal issues surrounding the so-called “Pregnant Man” divorce. Last week, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled against Thomas Beatie, saying that he had failed to prove that his marriage is valid, azcentral.com … Continue reading

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Proposal Will Change Arizona Child Custody Law

A new piece of legislation in Arizona may require divorced parents to file notices with the court and serve their ex-spouse with the notices before moving. The bill, described by Bob Christie writing for the Associated Press (reprinted on azfamily.com … Continue reading

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