Parents with joint legal decision-making rights face this issue all the time. What if the parents can’t agree on what school the child will attend? This comes up when a child is first starting kindergarten, again when middle school is imminent, and again for high school. First, in Arizona, is this a decision the court will […]
Here’s something family lawyers get asked all the time: How do we tell the kids? This HuffPost article addresses it in a pretty direct way, by age group. At all ages, it seems that the things children are most concerned about is how the changes will affect THEM, so anything you can […]
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence has several upcoming trainings that can help meet the DV and child abuse requirements for those issuing reports in court matters — see their events calendar here. More trainings are available at Unhooked Books, including A Trauma-Informed Approach to Child Abuse and Trafficking.
Tax time is here, and once again I’ll note that you MUST have a Form 8332 executed by the custodial parent (the parent who has the children at least 50% of the time) in order to claim the child as a dependent on your tax return, even if you are POSITIVE that the dependency exemption […]