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Posted By DAM Firm | November 5 2022 | Child Custody

What is Parental Alienation?

Parental alienation is a serious problem that impacts families throughout Arizona and across the country. Our Scottsdale family law attorney represents families dealing with parental alienation so that their child is protected. At the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau, you will be treated with compassion and respect by our child custody attorney as we…

Posted By DAM Firm | May 9 2022 | Child Custody, Divorce & Children

How Do Courts Determine the “Best Interests of the Child” in Arizona?

When it comes to divorce or separation of parents, child custody issues often come down to determining what is in the best interest of the child. However, what exactly does that mean? The idea of the “best interests of the child” is actually written into Arizona law, and family court judges will take this into…

Posted By DAM Firm | April 25 2022 | Child Custody, Third-Party / Grandparents' Rights

Guardianship and Non-Parental Custody

Though rare, it may be possible for someone other than a child’s legal parent to obtain legal decision-making rights as well as custody of a child. There are various prerequisites that must be established before a non-parent can obtain any type of guardianship or custody over a child. Often, we see these situations arise with…

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