Appellate Decisions

OPINION: IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF FRIEDMAN AND ROELS (CV-17-0225-PR)

CASE NUMBER: CV-17-0225-PR TYPE: OPINION DECISION: VACATED IN PART AND REMANDED DIVISION: SUPREME COURT OF ARIZONA ORIGINAL CASE: FRIEDMAN v. ROELS (D20103718) JUDICIAL OFFICER: Alyce L. Pennington, Judge Pro Tempore VENUE: Superior Court in Pima County Under Arizona’s third-party-visitation statute, the superior court may grant visitation rights to a person other than a child’s legal… Read more OPINION: IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF FRIEDMAN AND ROELS (CV-17-0225-PR)

OPINION: IN RE ENGSTROM v. McCARTH (1 CA-CV 16-0689 FC)

CASE NUMBER: 1 CA-CV 16-0689 FC TYPE: OPINION DECISION: VACATED IN PART AND REMANDED DIVISION: COA ONE ORIGINAL CASE: ENGSTROM v. MCCARTHY (FC2014-053640) JUDICIAL OFFICER: Jennifer C. Ryan-Touhill, Judge VENUE: Superior Court in Maricopa County Dana Engstrom (“Mother”) and James McCarthy (“Father”) both challenge the parenting time and legal decision-making terms of the decree dissolving… Read more OPINION: IN RE ENGSTROM v. McCARTH (1 CA-CV 16-0689 FC)

APPELLATE DIVISION TWO: Public Asked for Input on Candidates

From the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2017 Contact:  Blanca Moreno (602) 452-3308 Public Asked for Input on Candidates for Arizona Court of Appeals  The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments is asking for public comment on seven candidates for an opening on Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals. … Read more APPELLATE DIVISION TWO: Public Asked for Input on Candidates

BILL W. CASTILLO v. THANIA N. LAZO

Summary: 1) Is a birth certificate considered a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity such that A.R.S. § 25-812(E) bars a paternity action after six months? 2) May a putative father file a paternity action when a child is not born out of wedlock Appellate Case:  2 CA-CV 2016-0122-FC Original Case:  S1100DO201501954 Jurisdiction:  Superior Court in Pinal… Read more BILL W. CASTILLO v. THANIA N. LAZO

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

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