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Custody Modification

Exercise Caution When Seeking to Modify Parenting Issues in Arizona Family Law Cases

by Jaburg Wilk on

Recently, the Arizona Court of Appeals clarified that only one parent is required to file a motion to modify legal decision-making or parenting time. In Sundstrom v. Flatt, Mother exercised sole legal decision-making...more

Custody: Relocation and School Changes-plan Ahead

School placement for children during and after a divorce can be a very contentious topic between spouses. Addressing educational opportunities and placements for the children is a vital step in resolving custody and parenting...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19589 - Velecela v. All Habitat Services, LLC - SC19589 Concurrence - Velecela v. All Habitat Services, LLC - Claim for negligent infliction of bystander emotion...more

Custody Modification: Courts Can Do It Without A Petition To Modify If Proper Notice Is Given

A lot of times when parents file petitions with the court regarding enforcing a custody order or contempt, they also want the court to adjust the custody order. Some think that the court can only change the custody order if...more

What Can Be Learned From Madonna’s Custody Battle

by Cozen O'Connor on

Pop icon Madonna is facing a difficult battle concerning custody of her 15 year-old son, Rocco.  While the divorce agreement she entered into with Guy Ritchie about eight years ago, awarded her custody of Rocco, it appears...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Appellate Court Advance Release Opinions: AC36390 - Folsom v. Zoning Board of Appeals - Trial court properly granted a motion to strike a direct lawsuit by a disgruntled neighbor against the Town Zoning Enforcement...more

Relocation – Mission Impossible?

by Jaburg Wilk on

On Friday June 5, 2014, the Maricopa County Bar Association hosted its annual Trial Advocacy Seminar. Each year, the organizers select a topic and create a fact pattern designed to challenge the family law judges that serve...more

Is There a Presumption in Favor of Equal Parenting Time?

by Jaburg Wilk on

While there is no formal ‘presumption’ of equal parenting time, the policy of the State of Arizona is clear. The policy is to ensure “substantial, frequent, meaningful and continuing parenting time with both...more

When and Where Should I File to Modify My Child Custody Order?

Did you know that you can file to modify your child custody order at any time? Unlike in child support cases where a change in circumstances is needed to modify the order, a custody order can be modified at any time. If you...more

Modification Process in Massachusetts Divorce Cases

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

The modification process is a bit more streamlined than the divorce process, mainly because there is a lot less discovery. Since the property division portion of a divorce agreement or judgement is not modifiable, issues of...more

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