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Co Parenting
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Arizona Co Parenting: What is it? And How to do it best.

What is the legal definition of co-parenting? Co parenting is a process where two parents work together to raise a child even though they are divorced or separated and no longer live together. In a co-parenting situation there will be a co parenting…
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Arizona Emergency Custody - Rule 48

It can often be difficult dealing with the other parent of your child and it can be even more difficult when you are faced with having to go to court because your child is telling you they are being hurt by the other parent or mommy/daddy is…
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Arizona Bankruptcy Means Test - Step by Step

In Arizona, both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy is used to discharge debt and give debtors a fresh start. However, Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the quicker and cheaper route to your debt free life. It is by far the most preferred bankruptcy…
Bankruptcy Lawyers at Dodge & Vega
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What property can I keep during bankruptcy?

Have you been sitting on the fence deciding on filing bankruptcy or not? There are a lot of people who push this off because of fear of everything they will LOSE. No one likes to lose out on anything, especially when you feel like that is all…
Cheap Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Cheap Bankruptcy - Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Options

$0 down. The problem most people with a lot debt have is the looming question of: "How can I possibly even afford to file bankruptcy?" We agree. If bankruptcy is right for you then you shouldn't have to worry about paying thousands of dollars…
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How to Protect Your Father's Rights

I have been working in the legal field for over 20 years. I began when I was just a kid, but when I was about 23 years old, I began working as a legal assistant for a criminal defense attorney. I recall in one of our criminal cases the attorney…
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Common Law Marriage

I love when my friends start dating. First you hear all about them. Then you meet them. They fall in love and then make the big announcement that they are moving in together as the next step. How exciting! It is not uncommon today for couples…
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Police jurisdiction – Can a police officer arrest me anywhere in the State?

I have been in the legal field now for over 20 years. People have always asked me if a police officer can arrest or stop them anywhere in the State of Arizona.  The short answer is yes.  Take for instance, DUI checkpoints.  At the DUI checkpoints…
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4 Things You Should Do BEFORE Filing Bankruptcy

Be Prepared Before Filing Bankruptcy No one ever wants to be put in a situation where they are drowning in debt. But it happens, and for most people, it takes a huge emotional toll. In fact, it ranks up there with divorce, death of a loved…