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Today’s modern family can face a wide variety of legal issues which often don’t fit into a neatly defined category. Other Family Law issues that may be dealt with under this section include foster care, surrogacy, minor emancipation, dependency and guardianship. Some topics, such as juvenile crime, domestic violence, and child abuse, can be found in a number of legal practice areas like Phoenix Criminal Law, as well as Family Law.

Legal actions related to family law are often emotionally charged and painful, and having access to an experienced Phoenix Family Law attorney may better ensure your rights are represented in court. Some attorneys may focus on one or just a handful of specialties, but all have a basic understanding of family law issues in general and can help you navigate your way through the family law system.

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Can a Custodial Parent Move Away Without Court Permission?

Phoenix is in the midst of legislative changes over a custodial parent's ability to move without court permission.

Relocation raises child custody, parenting time, visitation, and child support issues, especially if the relocation is out of state. State relocation laws include a variety of rules concerning notice, consent, presumptions, and distance.

But what's Arizona's current law on relocation and what potential changes may be afoot?

What Is An Arbitration Clause?

What exactly is an arbitration clause? You may have heard the term thrown around when it comes to certain legal documents or even on an episode of Law & Order (although maybe not accurately).

Arbitration clauses are becoming more the norm these days and a popular alternative to going to trial for many types of legal disputes.

With that said, here's a general overview of what an arbitration clause is and how it may affect you:

How to Change Your Last Name After Marriage

You said "I do," the marriage is legal, and now you want to change your last name. But how do you go about making your last name match your spouse's after the wedding?

For most people, changing your name is a long legal process that requires a hefty fee, some annoying paperwork, and a day wasted in a courtroom. But if you've recently gotten married and want you and your spouse to have matching last names, the process is easier.

It's not quite automatic; you still have to contact a lot of people. But legally your name can be changed much more simply after marriage.

Does Your Wedding Plan Include a Prenup? It Should

There are lots of things to do during wedding planning, but sometime after getting engaged and before you get married you should schedule some time to write up a prenup.

Prenuptial agreements get a bad rap since usually they only hit the news when someone is getting divorced. But contrary to popular belief, most people don't write prenups because they already think the marriage is doomed.

Discussions about finances are some of the most difficult conversations to have in a marriage. Having a prenup can make those conversations much easier.

What started out as a burglary case ended up being a child abuse case, The Arizona Republic reports.

Police responded to a Chandler home on Tuesday about a possible burglary. They found 26-year-old Tyler Jeffrey Dotson at the location. While Dotson was cleared of any involvement in the burglary, he was hauled in for a different kind of offense: Dotson reportedly left his three-month-old baby home alone for at least an hour and a half, according to authorities.

Brenda Lipe and her husband Lancelot Lipe were arrested back in April after Maricopa County sheriff's deputies discovered two meth labs in the Sun City home the couple shared with their three children.

In November, Brenda pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse as part of a plea agreement. On Wednesday, she was sentenced to three months in jail and three years of probation, The Associated Press reports.

Former NFL star Jeremy Shockey's marriage to Daniela Cortazar Shockey lasted a grand total of eight months before the couple called it quits.

The 32-year-old free agent filed divorce papers late last year in Miami, stating that his marriage was "irretrievably broken," TMZ reports.

According to the filing, the couple signed a airtight prenup, ensuring Daniela will walk away from the marriage with nothing.

An Avondale mom is accused of carrying out some pretty brutal corporal punishment on her 10-year-old daughter.

Candida Romero reportedly beat her daughter "more than 100 times" with a clothes hanger after the girl snuck out while grounded, CBS 5 News reports.

Romero, who was convicted of abusing the same girl back in 2010, is now facing one count of child abuse.

Former "Nip/Tuck" star Dylan Walsh learned a valuable lesson this holiday season: Always sign a prenup.

Last week, Walsh's split with ex-wife Joanna Going became official when a judge signed their divorce decree. Since there wasn't a prenup, Going will be walking away with half of Walsh's earnings during the marriage, including half of his royalties from "Nip/Tuck," TMZ reports.

Three people were arrested this week after a Phoenix toddler was scalded in a hot bath.

According to authorities, it took Kenyatta Gill, Terrell Williams, and Aaron Alston several days to get medical attention for the 3-year-old girl. Now they're facing child abuse charges, reports.