Arizona Order of Protection Guidebook Publication and Free Give Away

So, I haven't blogged in a few weeks because I've been working on other projects. One of those is the Arizona Order of Protection Guidebook. I've been working on various iterations of a guide for Orders of Protections for years, but I just recently sat down and put something together. The Guidebook provides some commentary on… Continue reading Arizona Order of Protection Guidebook Publication and Free Give Away

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Did Trump’s Deportation Executive Order Cause a Rise in Immigrant Child Custody Cases?

In January of this year, President Donald Trump signed his Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, creating more stringent deportation guidelines. As a result, many undocumented immigrants faced an uncertain future regarding their residency. Those placed in a particularly difficult position by Mr. Trump’s EO are undocumented immigrant parents with American born children.

Bobrow v. Bobrow

This case is interesting because it clarifies the gift presumption as it applies to community expenses paid with separate property after the community is terminated. It is also important because it eliminates the issue of using different attorney's fees standards in family court once and for all. This is actually a big issue when it comes to pre-nups because many pre-nups have a clause stating that some other attorney's fees standard will be used other than the one in A.R.S. § 25-324. Finally, this case is important because it shows that nothing really matters if you waive a claim. It is exceedingly important to include all relevant claims in petitions and pre-trial statements, otherwise you lose them.

SS. v. Stephanie H.: ICWA applies to any action affecting the relationship between a parent and a Native American child.

On January 12, 2017, Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals issued its opinion in SS., SS. v. Stephanie H., Garrett S., Colorado River Indian Tribes. The case examines the applicability of the “Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (“ICWA”) to a private severance proceeding brought by an Indian parent against a non-Indian parent on grounds of abandonment.”