May 10, 2017

5 Tips for Legal Adoption To Help With The Paperwork

You and your spouse have been dreaming to have a child for so long and have finally decided to adopt one. Your excitement over the prospect is extremely high but after a quick consultation with a lawyer, you find out it is not as easy as you think. The process can be time-consuming and will require a trail of paperwork that you need to accomplish and prepare. Depending on whether you plan to do a domestic adoption, the forms you need to prepare and fill out seems endless: Forms to file a petition in court Forms for home study Application […]
May 5, 2017

Criminal Record Expungement in Arizona

Expungement can be technically defined in legal terms as a request or petition to a court or law enforcement agency for the erasure, cancellation, sealing, modification or destruction of a criminal record. People may apply for expungement of certain criminal records when it starts to affect their image or reputation, such as when applying for work. However, under the Arizona law, this process cannot technically be utilized for an Arizona criminal record. An individual’s crime history remains untouched in the books until they reach 99 years of age.   Arizona does not have an expungement law. The substitute process for […]
April 21, 2017

Obtaining a Copy of Your Criminal Record

Do you have a criminal record?  Do you know if the criminal record is even accurate?  Arizona law requires that a person’s criminal record, misdemeanors and felonies, is maintained until he or she reaches the age of 99 or until one year after that person dies. A person can obtain a copy of their own criminal record in the State of Arizona. It is common for a person to want to obtain a copy of their own criminal record, because he or she is concerned about what the records states.  The person may be looking for a new job.  Nowadays, […]
April 17, 2017

Adoption 101: An Efficient Guide To Finalizing Adoption Process

There is nothing more fulfilling than being a parent. It is a privilege that anyone could enjoy, even those who decide or who cannot bear their own. Fortunately, adoption processes nowadays doesn’t have to be tedious, thanks to legal adoption attorneys who dedicate their time extending help to frustrated parents.   Conduct your research and preparations   One of the first steps in finalizing your adoption process is to do some research and prepare your mindset for the upcoming process. An adoption of a family member can be easy or difficult depending on the circumstances. Once you have decided that […]
April 3, 2017

3 Ways A Criminal Defense Lawyer For Your Teenager Can Help

Many parents like to view their teenagers as the innocent, adorable angels they remember from their early childhood. But, parents can suddenly be confronted with an arrest of their teenage son or daughter, backed by some in-convertible evidence. So, what should a concerned parent do? Although a juvenile arrest is quite a serious matter, raging at the police or child and losing it isn’t going to produce any positive results. At a time like this, you do need guidance and more importantly a clear head. Keep in mind that you are the parent, and your child will be looking up […]
March 23, 2017

Driving After A Arizona DUI Arrest Or Conviction And What You Should Know

The Ramifications For Driving After an Arizona DUI Arrest Or Conviction If you happen to get pulled over for a driving under the influence (DUI) case, you will need to do all that you can to hire great representation, it is also important that you abide by the penalties that are levied afterward. However, if you happen to get convicted of a DUI and get caught driving after having your license revoked; this can bring even more penalties.   #1: Request a conditional license In the state of Arizona, many judges will revoke and suspend your license when you are […]
March 17, 2017

A Quick Glance On The Benefits Of Adoption Tax Credits In Arizona

Adoption can be expensive. For this reason, the government aims to reduce the financial burdens of the prospective adoptive parents through the Federal Adoption Tax Credit or FATC.   Brief History Non-refundable since 1997, the FATC allows adoptive parents to reduce their tax obligations. If not consumed within a year, the credit shall be carried over to the succeeding years. Hence, the policy leads up to 6 years of the tax subsidy. The Affordable Health Act of 2010 has enabled taxpayers to monetarily claim the credit than for it to significantly decrease their taxes. However, this only lasted for two […]