Category Archives: PLLC

Adoption Tax Credit

Adopting a child can be tremendously costly because of numerous legal issues which must be navigated in addition to collateral expenses.  A complicated adoption may require a ‘contested’ termination proceeding (severance) that requires experts and an exhausting trial.  Fifteen years … Continue reading

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CPS Database Glitch Causing Headaches

In June, the Arizona Department of Economic Security (“DES”) discovered a glitch in the computer program that Child Protective Services (“CPS”) uses to disclose records and information about pending cases and investigations. Statistically, the scope of the glitch is staggering.  … Continue reading

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Phoenix Foster Parents Arrested

On October 11, a husband and wife were arrested by Phoenix police after a yearlong investigation.  Police say that the man abused seven of his 15 foster children over a six-year period, and that this wife did nothing to stop … Continue reading

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Defending A Parent Accused of Munchausen By Proxy

Defending A Parent Accused of Munchausen by Proxy Munchausen syndrome is a ‘sexy’ diagnosis and allegation.  While the term only entered legal and medical vocabulary in the mid-1970s, it has become rather in-vogue.  Hollywood made it popular in movies such … Continue reading

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Jury Nullification in Arizona Marijuana Cases

Many of you may know William Penn as the man on the Quaker Oats packaging. Some of you may also know him as the founder of the State of Pennsylvania. What you may not know is that in 1670, William … Continue reading

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Should Arizona Require Everyone to be a Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse?

A recent report on NPR (audio clip found here) discusses the push in Washington D.C., in the wake of the Penn State allegations, to make every adult a Mandatory Reporter.  As I’ve written previously, Arizona requires doctors, nurses, teachers, social … Continue reading

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What If the Molestation Travesty at Penn State Happened at ASU?

What if the Molestation Travesty at Penn State Happened at ASU: Would Arizona’s Mandatory Reporting Statute Have Made a Difference? Jerry Sandusky, the accused child rapist and ex-Penn State Assistant Coach, will never again be known as Joe Paterno’s defensive … Continue reading

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One Joint Burns Three Friends

Al, Butch, and Charlie have been buddies since their days at Arizona State University.  At one time they had many things in common.  Intramural sports, Sorority girls, video games, and, of course, partying.  Nowadays, with their careers in full-swing, the … Continue reading

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Help! I Got Arrested In Wellton, Arizona!

Where is Wellton? An old client called my paralegal the other day in hysterics. “I got arrested in Wellton for pot possession.”  You may be asking…“Where the hell is Wellton, Arizona?” Having had many clients arrested in Wellton, I can tell … Continue reading

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