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If the parents can agree on a parenting time schedule, the judge will usually sign off on it. There are certain things that are required to be in a parenting plan before a judge will approve it. Your attorney will be better able to guide you on this.

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A person can lose their home if they file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. But don’t panic. In Arizona, it is rare to see a person lose his home because he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. This is because the homestead exemption most people in Arizona is $150,000. What this means is if your equity in the property is ...

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There is a hearing in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. It is referred to as the “Meeting of Creditors.” The name of this hearing makes it sound worse than it is. It is actually a very easy process. Creditors rarely show up at the Meeting of Creditors. Sometimes, the creditors who show up are small-time creditors who think they are ...

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Most debt can be erased in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The standard kinds of debts that are erased in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy include credit card debt, medical debt, personal loans, auto repossession debt, real estate deficiency debt, most “old” tax debts, payday loan debts, debts owed to former friends, auto accident debts, debts related to many kinds of lawsuits ...

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Even if you did not get married in Arizona, you can get divorced in Arizona if you are a resident of Arizona. However, the divorce judge may not have jurisdiction over all the issues in your case. For example, if your spouse resides in a different state with the children, and that spouse has resided with the children in that ...

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In Arizona, At What Age Does A Child’s Preference Factor In To The Custody Decision? In Arizona, either parent can request that the child be interviewed, or the judge can order that the child be interviewed. The child most likely will not be interviewed by the judge. Instead, if an interview is even appropriate in a particular case, the child ...

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In an Arizona divorce case where the parties both reside in this state, the divorce case will usually be filed in the county of the filing party’s residence. The case could be filed in the other party’s residence.

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In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case, the trustee has a multitude of duties. The first duty is to verify whether the Chapter 7 bankruptcy debtor qualifies for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The trustee will examine the statements and schedules filed by the debtor’s attorney to see if the debtor satisfies the basic eligibility requirements.

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I don’t put an arbitrary limit on the number of cases we handle at any particular point. It depends on the number of cases, the anticipated amount of work that needs to be done in those cases, the combination of cases (generally one moderately complicated divorce case takes as much time as up to a dozen bankruptcy cases), the type ...

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Thomas Law Office, PLC Phoenix AZ

There are several types of bankruptcy. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the most commonly-filed type of bankruptcy. The reason why it is so common is that it is much faster and easier than a Chapter 11 or 13 bankruptcy. Whereas a Chapter 13 or Chapter 11 bankruptcy can take years to complete; for example, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy must last at ...

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