Filing For Divorce: Which State Has Jurisdiction if We Recently Moved?
Hi, my name is Jason Castle. I'm a partner at Jaburg & Wilk and my practice area is Family law and criminal defense.
I Moved From Chicago to Phoenix, Can I File for Divorce in Arizona?
There are a few questions relating to where to file for divorce. If you just moved here, you’re not going to be able to file for divorce for ninety days. You have to be domiciled in Arizona for … Read More
What is the Family Drug Court?
My name is Jason Castle. I'm a partner at Jaburg & Wilk and my practice area is Family law and criminal defense.
What is the Family Drug Court?
The Family Drug Court is a special drug court that is designed to help individuals deal with some of their drug issues and to facilitate them getting to a point where they can get access to their children again. Typically, the court has a … Read More
Current Alternatives to Reunification Therapy
Divorces are traumatic to children. During or after a divorce, a child may reject one of their parents by resisting or refusing to engage with that parent. Upon request, Arizona family law judges may appoint a mental health professional to act as a therapeutic interventionist (TI) to reconstruct the relationship or may direct an alternative process such as an intensive reunification programs (IRP) which includes … Read More
Issues in Gray Divorces
Opt Out: Divorce Without Court
Protecting Children: What to Do When a Spouse Abuses Drugs
My spouse is abusing drugs and I'm concerned for my children. What can I do?
If you're afraid for your children's safety you might want to consider getting an order of protection. Order of protections would be issued by a court in order to ensure that the party is not interacting, engaging or contacting the protected persons. Assuming you're not talking about safety and you're just … Read More
Challenges in Managing the CEO's Divorce
Representing a high-level executive in his or her divorce presents unique and recurring challenges to a Family Law practitioner. While every client's divorce has its own particular circumstances, representing high net worth senior level executives have certain commonalities among them regardless of their profession and industry. These include the absence of time to devote to divorce-related tasks and difficulties … Read More
Joint Custody and Legal Decision Making
In Hull v. Wesley  the Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals addressed legal decision-making for children in the context of pain medication. These medications were taken during the pregnancy. The child was born addicted to the pain medication and suffered withdrawal and complications after birth. The Appeals Court opinion is a … Read More
Who Has Child Custody Jurisdiction
Who Has Child Custody Jurisidction- Mexico, Arizona, or California?
The decision in Margain vs. Ruiz-Bours  provides some insight into the workings of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act ("UCCJEA") as adopted by Arizona in Title 25, Chapter 8, Articles 1 through 3.
Facts of the Child Custody Case
The facts of the case are interesting. … Read More
What is Opting Out?
What is Opting Out? Are There Advantages in Doing So?
Opting out is resolving a family law dispute outside the judicial system. I think that the parties can achieve clear advantages by choosing to opt out and resolve their issues outside the traditional judicial system. One is that the parties control their own destiny. If they opt out by choosing to agree to resolve their issues, then they … Read More