Family Law News and Insights

Federal Court Strikes Down Indian Child Welfare Act As Unconstitutional

Published: Oct 07, 2018
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In Brackeen v. Zinke, No. 4:17-cv-868-O (N.D. Tex.), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas declared that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and its implementing federal regulations (the Final Rule) are unconstitutional. In particular, the Court held that the ICWA relies on impermissible racial classifications and...

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Child Support In Arizona – Some Basics You Need To Know

Published: Oct 01, 2018
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Parents in Arizona are required to provide 'reasonable support' for their minor children. A.R.S. § 25-501(A). If you have a family law case that involves minor children, whether a paternity action, divorce action or a post-decree action to modify parenting time, below are some things you should know about child...

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Issues In Trust & Estate Litigation: “Undue Influence” Claims On The Rise

Published: Sep 26, 2018
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By now, most estate planning attorneys, wealth advisors, and litigators are familiar, or at least becoming more acquainted with the overall rise in trust and estate conflicts. Some of the legal and societal factors contributing to this litigation trend include an aging population, life-lengthening advances in medicine, second marriages, sibling...

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