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After a Florida Divorce, Who Gets to Claim the Child as a Dependent?

For couples who are unmarried, divorced or separated, determining which parent can claim your child as a dependent can be complicated. Essentially, only one parent can claim the child as a dependent each year. The IRS monitors this very closely by checking social security numbers to make sure that both parents aren’t taking advantage of the exemption in the same…read more →

A Guide to the Child Support Calculator in Arizona 2012

The child support calculator is based off the Arizona Child Support Guidelines. The goal of the Arizona Child Support Guidelines is to determine the duty a person has to provide all reasonable support for that person’s natural and adopted minor, unemancipated children. The child support calculator that is referred to in this article can be found at: Using the…read more →

Grandparents Can’t Prevent Move by Custodial Parent, Court Holds

A law giving grandparents visitation rights in divorce cases doesn’t allow them to block a custodial parent form moving out of the state, taking the child along, the state Court Of Appeals ruled Tuesday. In a unanimous decision, the judges said the ability to prevent a move is limited to the non-custodial parent. Stanley Murray, [a Cantor Law Group attorney] who specializes…read more →

Arizona Court Must Contact Out of State Court that had Entered Child Custody Order Before Attempting to Modify that Court’s Order.

In our highly mobile society wherein people and their families relocate from time to time, it is not uncommon for a party to attempt to modify or enforce an out-of-state divorce decree or paternity order in Arizona. In the case of Melgar v. Campo, 1 CA-CV 06-0408 (filed July 26, 2007), an issue arose over whether the Arizona Court could…read more →

Arizona Court of Appeals Upholds Use of Maricopa County Spousal Maintenance

A recent decision by the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, upheld the use of the Maricopa County Spousal Maintenance Guidelines for the calculation of a spousal maintenance award, so long as the factors listed in A.R.S. 25-319(B) were considered in making that award. The Guidelines, which have never been officially adopted by court rule, provide a method of calculating…read more →

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