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Rideout Law Group can help with third party rights petitions.

Third-Party Rights (“Grandparents’ Rights”) in Arizona

Third-Party Rights in Arizona A.R.S. 25-409 addresses the rights of non-parents to petition for court-ordered legal decision-making in the state of Arizona. It outlines the circumstances under which individuals who are not the child’s legal parents can seek legal decision-making (custody) authority or visitation rights. Here’s an explanation of third-party rights as per A.R.S. 25-409: …

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DCS involvement can be a turbulent time for a family.

DCS At Your Door? What To Do If the Department of Child Safety Comes Knocking.

Visited by the Department of Child Safety?   Receiving an unexpected house call from the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS), or what you may think of as CPS, can be a harrowing experience for any parent. It’s essential to be informed about your rights when it comes to handling such a situation.   Can …

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Juvenile dependency cases are serious and require an experienced attorney.

Juvenile Dependency Petitions and Child Welfare Proceedings in Arizona

Juvenile Dependency in Arizona   What is a Dependency Petition? A dependency petition is a legal document filed with the Juvenile Court, asserting that a child is in need of effective care and control for which their parents or guardians are not providing. In Arizona, these petitions are governed by statute A.R.S. 8-841 (read in …

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Guardian ad Litems advocate for vulnerable individuals.

Guardian ad Litem Appointments in Arizona: Advocating for the Vulnerable

Guardian ad Litem Appointments in Arizona In Arizona, a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is appointed by the court to represent the best interests of a child or vulnerable adult in certain legal proceedings. GALs play a crucial role in advocating for those who cannot advocate for themselves due to age, incapacity, or other factors and …

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Protect children from domestic violence and abuse.

A.R.S. 25-403.03: Protecting Children and Victims from Domestic Violence and Abuse

A.R.S. 25-403.03: Protecting Children and Victims from Domestic Violence and Abuse   Family law faces complex issues surrounding child welfare and domestic violence. A.R.S. 25-403.03 addresses these concerns by providing guidelines to safeguard children and victims. Read on to discover the key points of this crucial statute: A. Denying Joint Legal Decision-Making in Domestic Violence …

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Children involved in legal decision-making.

Navigating Legal Decision-Making Issues in Arizona: How Rideout Law Group Can Assist You with A.R.S. 25-403

Navigating Legal Decision-Making Issues in Arizona: How Rideout Law Group Can Assist You with A.R.S. 25-403   Legal matters involving children are amongst the most sensitive and emotionally charged cases in family law. In the state of Arizona, legal decision-making (LDM), often referred to as child custody is determined according to the best interests of …

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