Category Archives: Parenting Plan

Implications of Protective Orders

Orders of Protection are not to be taken lightly. There are many ways an Order of Protection can affect your life. In Arizona, Orders of Protection are governed by the Arizona Rules of Protective Order Procedures. An Order of Protection … Continue reading

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What Happens to Children When Parent’s Split?

There is a growing trend in divorce cases to award equal parenting time to both parents. Several states including Arizona have joined this trend and modified their statutes to reflect this.  Parents in Phoenix, Arizona have seen this trend through … 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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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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ASU’s New Beginnings Program Offers Help to Divorced Parents

Separation or divorce is a trying experience for any family, but the greatest impact is often felt in families with children.  Young children are especially vulnerable during times of change – a divorce can leave a child feeling frightened, neglected, … Continue reading

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Jurisdiction in Custody Hearings

When custody of a child comes under issue, whether in the context of a divorce, allegations of abuse, or some other dispute, determining which court should hear the matter is not always simple. This is complicated when the child’s parents … Continue reading

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Sperm Donor Expected to Pay Child Support

Reuters reports that the State of Kansas has filed a petition to declare a sperm donor the legal father of his genetic child in an attempt to make him pay child support. The donor, William Marotta, met privately with a … Continue reading

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Same-sex Couples, Surrogacy, and Custody

Child custody is often a complex and contested issue in the contexts of divorce and legal separation.  Parties may dispute the child’s best interests, including how much time the child should spend with each parent, where the child should live … Continue reading

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Injunction Against Procreation in Child Support Case

A Wisconsin court issued an injunction on Dec. 3 which prohibits a father of nine from having any more children until he demonstrates that he can support the ones he already has.  The man owes close to $100,000 in unpaid … Continue reading

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