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- Hall Underwood PLLC
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- Recognized as one of the top law firms in Scottsdale, our talented attorneys handle virtually all types of litigation, including divorce and family law, business, and complex civil litigation. Consultations are free.
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- Gurstel Chargo, PA
- High volume civil litigation
- Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
- DePaul College of Law
- J.D. (2011) | Law
- University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
- B.S. (2007) | Psychology
- Best General Litigation Firm - Scottsdale, Arizona
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- Hall Underwood, PLLC has been selected for the 2014 Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award in the General Litigation category by the Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award Program. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award Program and data provided by third parties.
- Client's Choice Award
- Top 10 Family Lawyer in Arizona
- American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
- Top 10 Attorney Under 40 in Arizona
- American Institute of Legal Counsel
- Top Contributor Family Law
- Arizona State Bar  # 029598
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83 Questions Answered
- Q. I've court on july21 but they still haven't served him this is the second time they have tried to contact him. Whatsnext
- A: It isn't clear who you referred to as "they" in your question. If you've unsuccessfully attempted personal service or if personal service is impracticable, you can ask the court for permission to serve by alternative means, as my colleague suggested. It's not clear from the information you provided whether either of these contingencies apply, so you may want to consult directly with a family law attorney to discuss your options.
- Q. My parenting plan states my ex needs to provide dates for his 2 week summer block by April, but he never did.
- A: Based only on the information you provided, it sounds like it would. The court might consider other facts, though, such as whether you already made travel arrangements before you selected your preferred dates. Essentially if there is no cost to you to defer to him even though he's late, you probably should.
- Q. If I have sole legal custody, can my ex take me to court to pay for flight tickets when he comes out to see our son?
- A: Sole legal decision-making is unrelated to parenting time. If he hasn't established parenting time, he can. He also can ask that you be ordered to pay half of the travel costs, including any unaccompanied minor fees. Based only on this, we can't predict whether he'd prevail or not. But you should evaluate the seriousness of his threat and the potential disruption should he follow through. If you think he might actually file, it might be worth it to you to pay a portion of the travel costs to preserve the status quo if that's favorable to you.
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