Category : Domestic Violence

Family Court Authority to Modify Orders of Protection in Arizona Divorce and Child Custody

Arizona Divorce, Child Custody, Domestic Violence

Arizona Court of Appeals held the family court has statutory authority to modify an order of protection when terms may conflict with the court’s parenting orders in divorce or child custody proceedings. But only to the degree the family court is satisfied the modified order of protection and party’s request for parenting time will not […]

Domestic Violence Resources

Articles, Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resources in Arizona In 2013, the Phoenix Police Department reported receiving 50,000 domestic violence calls. However, an estimated additional 40,000 incidents of domestic violence go unreported each year. Nationally, our state ranks fourth for the rate of female domestic violence homicides. Source: Sojourner Center.org which also assists victims of domestic violence in Arizona. […]

Parent Violated Arizona Order of Protection with Domestic Violence By Video Chat

Domestic Violence

In 2015, the Arizona court entered an order of protection preventing contact and threats or acts of domestic violence by defendant-parent against the custodial parent. Before that order expired, the victim petitioned for a 2016 ex parte order of protection. Upon hearing the petition, defendant was found to have violated the 2015 order by act […]

Arizona Family Law Legislation Update

Child Support, Spousal Maintenance, Statutes

We have three changes in Arizona family law to report. Two bills were recently signed into law and the Arizona Child Support Guidelines have been revised. Take a look at what’s new half-way into 2018. New Spousal Maintenance Eligibility Threshold Arizona’s spousal maintenance factors are set forth in ARS § 25-319. For about two decades, […]

Arizona Cold Expert Witness on Domestic Violence Not Impermissible Offender Profiling

Domestic Violence, Statutes

Arizona Supreme Court affirmed felony domestic violence conviction. Trial court did not abuse its discretion in allowing “cold” expert witness testimony on why domestic violence victims often stay in abusive relationships. Expert testimony was not impermissible offender profiling. Arizona v. Mark Haskie, Jr. Felony Domestic Violence in Arizona Law The defendant was convicted of felony […]

Stalking

Articles, Domestic Violence

Learn to recognize cyberstalking, cyberharassment, cyberspying, and cyberbullying early on. “Cyber” refers to the use of computers to stalk, harass, or spy on someone. When the internet, or some electronic means, is used to stalk or harass a person, then it is known as cyberstalking. Cyberharrassment involves using email, instant messaging, blogs, and the like, […]

Order of Protection

Articles, Domestic Violence

Family law cases, especially divorce and child custody cases, can be extremely emotional. Consequently, they often create a very turbulent time for the parties and their children. Everyone’s reactions to the distress of divorce differ, but most people experience some feelings of anger, frustration, anxiety, sadness, grief, and mild depression. Sometimes it may take great […]