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How to Talk to a Judge in Family Court in AZ

When a judge will be deciding your fate in family court AZ, it’s definitely worthwhile to learn proper etiquette for your interactions with them. It’s part of their job to be as objective as possible, whether you’re there for a divorce, child custody case, or some other issue. However, the last thing you want is for them to get impatient with you for breaking an unspoken rule, since that isn’t exactly going to be a point in your favor. Here are some simple tips to help you avoid that kind of mistake. Refer to the judge using the proper term [...]

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Child Custody and Support in Maricopa County Family Court

If you’re currently going through a divorce (or planning on it) and you have kids, you need to know how the Arizona court system handles child custody and support. Here are four things you need to know about child custody and support in Maricopa County family court, and what to expect from the process. Start by Learning the Legal Lingo In Arizona, the courts divide child custody issues into two categories: legal decision making and parenting time. Legal decision making refers to the right to make choices on the child’s behalf in non-emergency situations. Some of the types of decisions [...]

Overview of the AZ Courts

You can think of the Arizona court system as being made up of several layers: the Superior Court, Court of Appeals, Supreme Court, and District Court. Each has their own role, and can only be accessed for cases that meet their criteria. Your dealings with the system will be much more straightforward if you have an understanding of each layer and its purpose, so here is what you need to know. Superior Court The Superior Court is considered to be a “general jurisdiction court” with locations in every county, and it’s the layer of the system most people are already [...]

Understanding Arizona Courts – What You Need to Know

Legal matters can range from fairly straightforward to a confusing bunch of bureaucracy, to an emotionally-charged process that you can't wait to be done with. Keep reading to learn what you need to know to make your dealings with Arizona courts closer to the easy and "straightforward" end of the spectrum. Know the major players in the system In law and in life, it helps to know who you'll be dealing with. Here is a quick primer on the important players you may come across in Arizona courts. The petitioner - The petitioner is the person who starts the process [...]

Justice Court AZ – Civil and Criminal: How They Work

Depending on the nature of your legal case, you’ll be dealing with the justice court in AZ - either civil or criminal. Before you get too deeply involved, it’ll help to have an overview of the differences between these two systems so you can figure out how your particular case will fit in. The types of cases heard in civil vs. criminal court Criminal law deals with cases where a law was broken and a crime was committed. The two parties involved in a criminal case are the government and the accused. Arizona’s laws outline the types of acts that [...]

How to Start the Process of Getting Legal Document Help

Getting legal document help is an important first step if you want to represent yourself in a legal matter. Here are the steps you need to take in order to make sure everything goes smoothly: Learn the legal terms that apply to your situation In many cases, the words you use to describe a legal matter in casual conversation are different than the ones used by the courts. If you're unsure about what terminology to use, we can help you sort it out. For example, "child custody" is a term that many people use to refer to the issue of [...]

How Can Legal Document Services Help Me?

Legal document services are perfectly suited to people with relatively straightforward legal matters who don't need to take on the added expense of hiring a lawyer. Additionally, getting professional help from an experienced legal document preparer can prevent you from making a seemingly small mistake on a form that results in unwanted, long-term repercussions. Types of cases where legal document services can help There are many types of situations where a legal document preparer can help you, including divorce (dissolution of marriage), child custody (parenting time and legal decision making), child support, wills, power of attorney, and the formation of [...]

What If My Case Involves Someone in Another State? (Hint: An Arizona Legal Document Preparer Can Help!)

Your Arizona legal document preparer can help you with forms for legal issues involving someone who is out of state. Here are a couple of situations that frequently involve out-of-state individuals, plus factors that come into play when determining how they should be handled and in what jurisdiction the case will be dealt with. Get help with your divorce from an Arizona legal document preparer If you're an Arizona resident and want to file for a divorce (dissolution of marriage), but your partner lives in another state, it may take longer for the case to be processed compared to what [...]

Laws Vary by State: Get Help from Arizona Legal Document Services to Sort it Out

Arizona legal document services can help you navigate the differences in laws governing your legal matters, which can vary dramatically from state to state. For this reason, it's important to make sure any information you've read or heard about your particular legal situation is valid in our state. Here are a few examples of how things are different in Arizona: Divorce (dissolution of marriage) Some states are Equitable Distribution States, which means that both spouses are entitled to their fair share of the couple's assets, but this doesn't necessarily mean each will get half. Arizona, on the other hand, is [...]

Our Document Preparation Services Can Help

How do I know which legal documents I need to file? Legal document preparation services can assist you in filling out and even filing your own legal paperwork. A big bonus is that this can save you a bundle of money compared to hiring an attorney. Here’s a brief overview of some of the most common types of situations requiring our assistance. […]