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SB1473: Another Bill To Empower DCS To Destroy Families

SB1473 was just gutted by a Strike Everything amendment and replaced with the guts of SB1452. The bill would eliminate placement preference with relatives for children ripped from their parents by DCS. The irresponsible and malicious destruction of families and parents’ right by DCS is well-documented and the subject of multiple federal lawsuits for abuse… Read more SB1473: Another Bill To Empower DCS To Destroy Families

HB2564: More Burden On Parents To Pay Politicians And Judges

Rep David Livingston is attempting to pass HB2564, which would increase court fees in Arizona to fund the retirement funds of legislators and judges. Family law litigants are already paying ridiculous costs due to the chaos and animosity the Arizona family court system encourages. Parents should not be further burdened with higher court fees because… Read more HB2564: More Burden On Parents To Pay Politicians And Judges

APPELLATE DIVISION TWO: Nominees for Arizona Court of Appeals Announced

From the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2017 Contact:  Blanca Moreno (602) 452-3308 NOMINEES FOR ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS ANNOUNCED The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments has recommended five nominees to Governor Doug Ducey for an opening on Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals. The nominees for the… Read more APPELLATE DIVISION TWO: Nominees for Arizona Court of Appeals Announced

PINAL COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on the Pinal County Superior Court

From the Pinal County Commission on Trial Court Appointments: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2017 Contact:  Blanca Moreno (602) 452-3308 Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on the Pinal County Superior Court Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Pinal County created by the appointment of Judge Karl C. Eppich to… Read more PINAL COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on the Pinal County Superior Court

PIMA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: Judicial Nominees Announced

From the Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2017 Contact: Blanca Moreno (602) 452-3308 JUDICIAL NOMINEES ANNOUNCED The Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments has recommended seven candidates to Governor Doug Ducey for two openings on the Pima County Superior Court. Nominees for the openings created by the retirement… Read more PIMA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: Judicial Nominees Announced

APPELLATE DIVISION ONE: PUBLIC ASKED FOR INPUT ON CANDIDATES

From the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2017 Contact:  Blanca Moreno (602) 452-3308 22 Applicants Being Considered for Arizona Court of Appeals The public is asked for comments on 22 applicants for an opening on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals created by the retirement of Judge Patricia K.… Read more APPELLATE DIVISION ONE: PUBLIC ASKED FOR INPUT ON CANDIDATES

PIMA SUPERIOR COURT: 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 Superior Court Vacancies The Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments is asking for public input on 10 candidates for two vacancies on the Pima County Superior Court created by the… Read more PIMA SUPERIOR COURT: Public Asked for Input on Candidates

ARIZONA APPELLATE DIVISION TWO ERRS IN “IN RE MARRIAGE OF FRIEDMAN & ROELS”

The Arizona Appellate Division Two recently issued an opinion violating the well-established principle of primacy of parental rights over third parties in the case IN RE MARRIAGE OF FRIEDMAN & ROELS.  In it Judges Espinosa and Miller chose to ignore the strong protections of Troxel v Granville and affirm ordered visitation rights to a third party… Read more ARIZONA APPELLATE DIVISION TWO ERRS IN “IN RE MARRIAGE OF FRIEDMAN & ROELS”

APPELLATE DIVISION TWO: Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals

From the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2017 Contact:  Vanessa Haney (602) 452-3098 Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals, created by the retirement of Judge… Read more APPELLATE DIVISION TWO: Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals

SB1315 in Senate Judiciary Committee on February 16th

The Senate Judiciary Committee of the Arizona Legislature has scheduled a hearing on SB1315 for Thursday, February 16th, at 9:00am. SB1315 clarifies that in contested divorce actions: “Substantial”, in regard to parenting time and legal decision‑making, means essentially equal parenting time and legal decision‑making. Both fit parents deserve the right to parent their child without government… Read more SB1315 in Senate Judiciary Committee on February 16th