March 2012 Archive

What are grandparents’ rights and how can they be protected?

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Grand Parents Rights on March 26, 2012

In battles of child custody and visitation rights, one almost always thinks of the mother and father of the child involved. In these cases, grandparents’ rights concerning their grandchildren are heavily overlooked and often compromised despite the positive influence they may have on the child’s life.

Unfortunately, there are no nationally mandated rules regarding these rights for grandparents in Arizona or elsewhere, though some states have made small steps in this direction.

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Child support ordered for twins conceived after divorce

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Child Support on March 19, 2012

An order to pay child support is most often one that can last for many years and is typically due each month. These payments can be a major negotiating hurdle in many Arizona divorces and separations. Often the parent with whom the child resides primarily will receive child support payments from their former spouse.

Arizona residents may be interested to learn about a recent case where a man was held to be responsible for child support payments for children that were conceived after the relationship with his ex-spouse ended. The young twins were born using a donated egg. Prior to the end of their relationship, the couple had arranged to be placed on a waiting list for donated eggs. After separation, the eggs became available, and the father agreed to allow in-vitro to be used for conception.

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Paternity and child custody: Equal rights for fathers in Arizona?

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Child Custody on March 14, 2012

A somewhat controversial bill is currently making its way through the Arizona legislature. It addresses child custody in circumstances where a child is born out of wedlock and seeks to change current law which gives a mother full legal custody until paternity is legally established.

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