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Arizona Appellate Decision Addresses Interesting Parentage Question

OCTOBER 17, 2016 VOLUME 23 NUMBER 39 Kelly and Sam are a married couple. They want to have a child, but cannot do so together, so they agree that Kelly will undergo artificial insemination. The process is successful, and Kelly delivers a beautiful baby boy, Edward. Does Sam have any duty to support Edward? If …

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Guardianship jurisdiction

Young Man’s Father Secures Guardianship After Summer Visit

OCTOBER 3, 2016 VOLUME 23 NUMBER 37 Sometimes a legal proceeding in another state can help illustrate the procedures in your own state — because they are different. A guardianship case in Georgia last week is a good example. Melvin Peters (not his real name) is twenty-one years old, and he lives with his father …

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Special Needs Trust Pays Substantial Legal Fees in Dispute

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 VOLUME 23 NUMBER 36 Questions often arise about what kinds of payments may, or should, be made from a trust. When the trust is a “special needs” trust, the questions sometimes can be even more pointed — the purpose of a special needs trust, after all, is usually to provide for supplemental …

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Husband’s Interest in Trust Not Divided in Divorce Proceedings

AUGUST 22, 2016 VOLUME 23 NUMBER 31 Carl and Debbie (not their real names) were married, and have two children together. After more than a decade together, Carl filed for a divorce in their home state of Massachusetts. In the course of the divorce action, the court was required to divide Carl and Debbie’s assets …

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