Birnstihl v. Birnstihl (2018)

In Birnstihl v. Birnstihl, the Arizona Court of Appeals reversed the family court’s dismissal of a petition to modify child support and held that claim preclusion does not bar modification when the basis to modify …


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Engstrom v. McCarthy (2018)

In Engstrom v. McCarthy, the Court of Appeals held that the family court’s adoption of a Rule 69 agreement ceases its discretion to reject the agreement at a later date. It also held that the …


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Nicaise v. Sundaram (2018)

In Nicaise v. Sundaram, the Arizona Court of Appeals held that while family courts can award legal decision-making based on decisions parents are likely to make, the court cannot make the decision for the parents …


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Gutierrez v. Hon. Fox

In Gutierrez v. Fox, the Arizona Court of Appeals denied a special action challenge to the family court’s temporary orders and held that (1) Arizona was the home state for purposes of establishing jurisdiction; (2) …


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Lundy v. Lundy (2017)

In Lundy v. Lundy, the Arizona Court of Appeals reversed the family court’s attribution of income from a second job, for purposes of calculation of child support. After the parties’ divorce, Father filed a petition …


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