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AZ Attorneys Publicly Acknowledge Pervasive Due Process Violations By Family Court

A group of 48 Arizona attorneys submitted comment regarding a petition to change Rule 72 of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Practice. In their response, the attorneys admitted publicly: “To put it simply, trial courts are limiting the amount of trial time to an extent that it is nearly impossible to conduct any trial… Read more AZ Attorneys Publicly Acknowledge Pervasive Due Process Violations By Family Court

IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF MARGAIN AND RUIZ-BOURS

Summary: 1) Should this court dismiss appellant father’s appeal because he violated the trial court’s orders not to remove the child from Pima County and Arizona? 2) Did the trial court err by denying appellant father’s petition for expedited enforcement of a child custody determination made in Mexico, concluding that the family court in Mexico… Read more IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF MARGAIN AND RUIZ-BOURS

Parenting Coordinators: Stipulation Required!

On January 1, 2016, the latest change to Rule 74 of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure went into effect. The most notable change is that the Court can no longer force parties/parents into using a Parenting Coordinator: The court may appoint a third party as a parenting coordinator in proceedings under Title 25,… Read more Parenting Coordinators: Stipulation Required!

Law Revises Complaints Process Against Appointed Psychologists

The changes made by SB1439 go into effect for all complaints against psychologists submitted on or after today. According to the new law, family court judges will no longer be allowed to shield psychologists appointed in cases from complaints.  Instead, the new law allows parties to file complaints directly with the Board of Psychologist Examiners.… Read more Law Revises Complaints Process Against Appointed Psychologists

BAKER v. MEYER

Summary: In a dispute between divorced parents over their child attending an out-of-state boarding school, did the trial court err in applying factors addressing a child’s placement at a local school when the mother objected to the out-of-state placement on grounds it would greatly reduce her parenting time, and in light of A.R.S §§ 25-103(B)(1)… Read more BAKER v. MEYER

MYRICK v. MALONEY

SUMMARY: (1) In this domestic-relations proceeding, did the trial court abuse its discretion by declining to award the appellant her attorney fees pursuant to A.R.S. § 25-324(A), given the significant disparity in the parties’ incomes? (2) Are attorney fees available in a final judgment pursuant to A.R.S. § 25-403.08? Appellate Case:  2 CA-CV 2014-0019 Original… Read more MYRICK v. MALONEY