Family Law FAQs

We created these FAQs because everyone has been in a difficult situation where there are no easy answers. We recognize that not knowing what to do next can be unsettling. We know that most people have little experience with lawyers and even less experience with family law. And we know what it’s like to need guidance and advice.

What does “placement” mean?

The law does not define it, and Hustrulid v. Stakebake, the Court of Appeals declined to define it. From context,…

What is a legal parent?

This is defined by statute. A.R.S. § 25-401(4) reads, “‘Legal parent’ means a biological or adoptive parent whose parental rights…

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