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DNA TESTING

In last week’s blog- Establishment of Paternity- I discussed scenarios in which DNA testing might be needed in order to dispute or confirm someone’s assertion of paternity. But you might ...
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Establishment of Paternity

If you want to establish any type of Court orders for legal decision-making authority, parenting time, or child support, you will first need to establish the paternity of the Father in the action. ...
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ESTABLISHMENT OF PATERNITY FOR IV-D CHILD SUPPORT

A common reason for a Mother to want to establish the paternity of an uninvolved Father is so that she can receive needed child support. A Court cannot order someone to pay child support unless ...
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UPDATE ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE AND CHILD CUSTODY

As you may be aware, once the United States Supreme Court legalized marriage for same sex couples in 2015, same sex couples are able to marry and in general terms receive the same protection as ...
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FELONY VS. MISDEMEANOR DUI IN ARIZONA

Facing a misdemeanor DUI charge is serious as reflected in our other blogs this month, but facing an Aggravated DUI charge is much worse -- and the penalties are even more severe and life altering. In ...
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MARIJUANA IN ARIZONA - Separating the Fact from Fiction

With the legalization of marijuana for medical use in a number of states and even recreational use recently in our neighboring states of California and Colorado, use and possession of marijuana has ...
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DANGERS OF DRINKING AND BOATING IN ARIZONA

Many people are aware of Arizona’s “Drink and Drive, Face the Max” campaign against drinking and driving as seen in television advertisements and billboards throughout the state. ...
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A SPRING TRAINING STORY - DON'T LET THIS BE YOU

Spring is in the air and here in Arizona that means hearing the crack of the bat, the thump of the ball hitting the mitt, and the start of spring training baseball. Many people come to Arizona this ...
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Domestic Violence and Legal Decision-Making

Just as an Order of Protection can have implications regarding possession of firearms, so too can this Order have an immediate effect on parenting time and legal decision-making. When granting an ...
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Attorneys Michelle J. Perkins and Max N. Hanson Receive AV Preeminent Ratings From Martindale-Hubbell

Our team of Scottsdale divorce lawyers here at Owens and Perkins, P.C. is excited to announce that Attorney Michelle J. Perkins and Attorney Max N. Hanson have each received AV Preeminent® Ratings ...
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Brady Indicators and the Prohibition on Possession of Firearms Following an Order of Protection Hearing

If you are an avid gun collector or hunter, you need to be especially careful how you handle the situation if you are served with an Order of Protection. If you request a hearing on the Order of ...
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Disputing an Order of Protection

As stated in my previous blog on Orders of Protection, a Defendant served with an Order of Protection is entitled to request one (1) hearing on the Order at any time while the Order is in place ...
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Orders of Protection

As a divorce and family law practitioner, my clients frequently find themselves confronted with situations involving domestic violence and protective orders. A spouse can become volatile at the end of ...
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Beneficiary Deeds - MVD Beneficiary

BENEFICIARY DEED –MOTOR VEHICLE DEPARTMENT BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION By: Brian G. Winter, Esq. In the state of Arizona a person can pass on their home or vehicle to a beneficiary without having to ...
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What is Probate?

By: Brian G. Winter, Esq. Probate is the legal process in which a Court administers a person’s legal and financial matters after their death. There are two types of probate estates - testate and ...
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What If I don't have an Estate Plan?

By: Brian G. Winter, Esq. When a person dies and has an estate plan, they have what is called a testate estate. A testate estate is when a person has a Will which sets forth who will be in charge of ...
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Do I Need a Trust?

By: Brian G. Winter, Esq. It is a common misconception that only the very wealthy need a Trust. A Trust is just one of many estate planning tools to consider when preparing an estate plan. Simply put, ...
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Safety Corridors and Freeways with Zero Tolerance for Traffic Violations This Holiday

Arizona Implementing Safety Corridors on Sections of Interstates and Freeways With Zero Tolerance For Any Traffic Violations By: Max Nicholas Hanson, Esq. Arizona has provided a “present” ...
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Beware of DUI Checkpoints and the DUI Task Force During the Holidays

By: Max Nicholas Hanson, Esq. All around the world the holiday season brings joy and celebration, and in Arizona it also brings out an increase in the presence of law enforcement on our roadways. We ...
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Don't Believe the Hype - Marijuana Possession and Use is Still a Crime in Arizona

By: Max Nicholas Hanson, Esq. The use and possession of marijuana has become seemingly more acceptable in today’s society with a number of states, including Arizona, now allowing the use of ...
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Remembering Pearl Harbor (Literally)

By: C.D. Owens, Esq. Seventy-five (75) years ago today, I was seventeen (17) years old, when Imperial Japanese fighter planes, bombers and torpedo planes were launched from six (6) aircraft carriers ...
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Avoid Getting a DUI this Holiday - the Gift Nobody Wants

By: Max Nicholas Hanson, Esq. During the holiday season, many of us enjoy getting together with co-workers, friends, and family for food and fun at parties and other holiday events which, often, ...
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Awards that I Am Thankful For

By: Michelle J. Perkins, Esq. As part of my life’s journey I was recently bestowed a very prominent award that I cherish and is dear to my heart. For years I have belonged to the Successful ...
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Relationships That We Are Thankful for

By: Michelle J. Perkins, Esq. Next year Owens & Perkins will be celebrating 50 years of serving the Valley legal community from our headquarters in Scottsdale. You must admit, that’s a long ...
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Recognitions that We Are Thankful For

By: Michelle J. Perkins, Esq. I am not sure where the time goes, but it goes very quickly. I have now been the Managing Partner of Owens & Perkins for almost 20 years. As that milestone ...
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