Maybe you're considering divorce, or maybe your spouse has already started down that road. You've identified one or more attorneys that you plan to interview so you can decide who will be the best fit for your situation. Now what?
Legal decision making in Arizona (formerly known as "custody") usually refers to how major decisions about a child's healthcare, education, and (sometimes) religion will be made, but within those broad categories, most of the issues that crop up between parents are actually about far more specific disagreements. Recently, a dispute between Michigan parents about whether and when to vaccinate their child boiled over into a citation for contempt and a jail sentence for the child's mother.
Arizona Estate Planning attorneys are taking notice of new laws which define the rights of administrators over a deceased or incapacitated person's digital assets. For many people, digital assets, like email accounts, social media, and intangible assets like airline miles are an important and sometimes valuable part of their lives and until recently there was no clear mechanism for accessing those assets if the person was incapacitated or deceased. Many custodians of data had policies which conflicted with the user's wishes, or no policy at all.
by Marty J. Zalevsky
It's well known among Arizona family lawyers that Arizona courts have been given broad powers to grant an Order of Protection. Just how broad?