PHOENIX FAMILY LAW BLOG
CONTESTING AN ORDER OF PROTECTION: PROCEED WITH CAUTION!
It is not uncommon for a party in a custody battle to obtain an Order of Protection against another party to include the minor children as protected persons. Sometimes there are legitimate concerns and allegations to support the Petition for Order of Protection. However, sometimes allegations are made in an attempt to get a one […]
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU HAVE A HIGH CONFLICT COURT CASE
Identifying whether your divorce or custody case is “high conflict” can be surprisingly difficult. In most cases, there is some level of conflict in a divorce or parenting dispute. The question is whether a particular case has an abnormally high amount of conflict. Some examples of high conflict cases involve domestic violence, serious substance abuse, […]
Avoid co-parenting conflicts by following these tips
The marriage has ended, but you must still interact with your ex when raising children together. Co-parenting can be the cause for major conflict after divorce, but remember that every fight over your kids adds to your children’s suffering. Learn how to avoid co-parenting conflict with these tips. Follow the golden rule Be kind to […]
Dos and don’ts for Arizona child custody
You and your spouse may want to come up with a child custody arrangement, which can be approved by the court when you get divorced. Below are a few things you should and should not do during this process. — Do think about the agreement from a practical standpoint. For example, having your child live […]
Key stats showing gender bias may not influence custody
For years, there has been a prevailing idea, which some call a myth, that gender bias influences child custody cases in Arizona. According to this idea, fathers have much less of a chance of getting the children than mother, which they claim is unfair. However, some stats seem to show that gender bias may not […]
The downsides of bird nesting
If you’re considering bird nesting, you likely already know about the advantages. In this type of custody arrangement, your child will stay in the marital home while you and your ex cycle in and out. This gives your children more stability and focuses on their happiness. There are downsides, though. For one thing, it can […]
WHEN DO YOUR OBLIGATIONS TO YOUR CHILD END?
Getting custody of your children gives you a lot of rights, but it also gives you a number of obligations and legal duties. Common things you must do including giving children basic care, clothing, food and shelter. If you don’t do this, you could run into legal trouble, such as being charged with neglect and […]
WHAT DOES YOUR CUSTODY AGREEMENT SAY ABOUT TRAVEL?
If you’re thinking about traveling out of the state with your child, after a divorce, you really need to take a moment to consider your child custody agreement. The court order that was given could determine what you are allowed to do, and it can be different in every case. It’s incredibly important to know […]
WHAT IS PARENTAL ALIENATION AND WHAT IMPACTS DOES IT HAVE?
Studies have been coming out in recent years identifying the issue of parental alienation. While some experts have said this is a syndrome with defined characteristics, they do warn that it’s a developing field and so there is not comprehensive literature on the subject. Still, enough has been done to get a basic idea of […]
BREASTFEEDING COULD BECOME AN IMPORTANT PART OF A CUSTODY BATTLE
There are a lot of factors to be considered during any child custody battle, but one some parents don’t think about until they are well into the court case is breastfeeding. For young children and their mothers, though, this can be incredibly important, so they need to know their rights in Arizona. Consider the story […]