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The Difference Between Jail and Prison, and the Problem it Creates

Written by: Courtney Barger (Law Student) Jail and Prison are often used interchangeably, but they serve different purposes. The key difference: jails are intended for short sentences and temporary confinement while prisons are for felony sentencing longer than a year. What are Jails? Jails are generally operated by county governments under the county sheriff’s jurisdiction. […]

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Co-Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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By: Shelby J. Anderson, Esq.  Parenting plans have historically been difficult to navigate.  Loopholes can be exploited, certain terms can have multiple interpretations, and there are always parents that seem to have difficulty following court-ordered parenting plans.  The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these issues and has created many additional questions related to parenting time.  In […]

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IN QUARANTINE AND OUT OF CUSTODY: The Effect of the Coronavirus on Release Conditions

By: Tyler Schwenke, ESQ. CORONAVIRUS AND THE JAIL SYSTEM With the start of 2020, it has been almost impossible to turn on your television or open your computer without seeing a headline about the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In the past few months, society has gone from business as usual to social distancing, self-quarantine, and […]

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The Parent Information Program Class Requirement

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By Shelby Anderson, Esq. and Chelsey Klotz (paralegal)   What is the Parent Information Program Class? In any family law matter that involves minor children, ARS § 25-351 directs the superior court in each county to provide an educational program for parents.   Why do I have to take this class? The main purpose of […]

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Possession Charges without Knowledge

Co-Authored by Erin Sweeney (Law Student) and Chris Doran, Esq. Can I Be Charged for Possession even if it’s Not Mine? — YES. Possession charges are extremely common in Arizona. The most common types of possession charges are, unsurprisingly, those related to drug offenses — either possession of a narcotic drug or possession of drug […]

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Claim Children on Taxes in a Divorce

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Co-Authored by Shelby J. Anderson, Esq. and Erin Sweeney (Law Student) Tax season can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Filing your taxes correctly is not only extremely important so you don’t face any serious consequences, but it’s also very difficult due to the complex nature of IRS policies and procedures. […]

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Things to Consider Before Getting A Prenuptial Agreement

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By Shelby J. Anderson If you are getting married and are thinking about getting a prenuptial agreement (also called premarital or antenuptial agreements), there are many different provisions to consider before consulting with an attorney.  Arizona has adopted the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (UPAA).  A premarital agreement is defined as “an agreement between prospective spouses […]

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