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Filing Taxes During a Divorce in Arizona

Filing Taxes During a Divorce in Arizona

Once a divorce is finalized, each individual is considered unmarried for the entire tax year if the divorce is completed by December 31. The individuals must then file as “Single” or, if they qualify, “Head of Household.” Filing as “Head of Household” offers several benefits over the “Single” status, such as lower tax rates and a higher standard deduction. To qualify for “Head of Household” status, you must have paid more than half of the household expenses for the year and have a qualifying dependent live with you for more than half the year.

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Penalties for Hiding Assets in an Arizona Divorce

Penalties for Hiding Assets in an Arizona Divorce

In the state of Arizona, divorcing couples are required to disclose all assets and liabilities as part of the divorce process. Failure to fully disclose or intentionally hiding assets can result in serious consequences, including jail time. Arizona is a community property state, meaning that all assets acquired during the marriage are considered joint property and must be divided equally between the spouses.If a spouse is found guilty of hiding assets in an Arizona divorce, they may face not only financial penalties but also the possibility of criminal charges and imprisonment. It is essential for individuals going through a divorce to be transparent and honest about their financial situation to ensure a fair and equitable division of assets.

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Resisting Arrest Laws in Arizona

Resisting Arrest Laws in Arizona

In Arizona, resisting arrest is classified under various levels, such as a class 6 felony for actions that pose a substantial risk or involve physical force against an officer trying to make an arrest.However, not every act or failure to act in the face of an arrest will lead to felony charges. Some scenarios may be considered as nonviolent resistance, which could result in a misdemeanor charge but still carry significant penalties, such as up to 3 years of probation.

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Mercy Killing: How is that Different From Other Types of Homicide?

Mercy Killing: How is that Different From Other Types of Homicide?

Facing mercy killing charges? The team at Colburn Hintze Maletta brings a profound understanding of the complexities and delicate nature of such cases. They are committed to providing compassionate legal representation and working tirelessly to secure the best possible outcomes, such as achieving reduced charges or acquittals for mercy killing allegations. Their track record speaks to their capability in handling these emotionally charged and legally challenging cases.

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Useful Defense Strategies for a Domestic Violence Charge in AZ

Useful Defense Strategies for a Domestic Violence Charge in AZ

Facing domestic violence charges? The team at Colburn Hintze Maletta has a solid track record of securing favorable outcomes, such as getting domestic violence assault charges dismissed. Their success stories reflect their expertise in crafting strong defenses and their dedication to their clients’ rights.Understanding the complexity and sensitivity of domestic violence cases, Colburn Hintze Maletta offers a free and confidential initial consultation. This session allows you to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney, explore potential defense strategies, and learn how the firm can help you navigate through the legal process.

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Assault Penalties and Defenses: AZ Criminal Law

Assault Penalties and Defenses: AZ Criminal Law

Assault charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies, each with varying penalties. For instance, a Class 1 misdemeanor assault could lead to up to 6 months in jail, while a Class 2 felony aggravated assault might result in up to 12.5 years of imprisonment for first-time offenders.If you or someone you know is facing assault charges in Arizona. Colburn Hintze Maletta offers a free consultation, providing an opportunity to understand your situation better and discuss potential defense strategies.

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Does Your Military Status Affect Child Custody and Parenting Time

Does Your Military Status Affect Child Custody and Parenting Time

Under Arizona Revised Statutes, particularly ARS 25-411, the impact of deployment is carefully considered in custody decisions. When a military parent is deployed, the court must assess how this change in circumstances affects the child’s best interests. During deployment, temporary modifications to custody arrangements are often necessary. The law acknowledges that while a parent’s absence due to deployment should not be the sole factor in modifying custody, it does require adjustments to ensure the child’s needs are continuously met.These temporary changes are designed with the understanding that the parent’s military service is a duty that, by its nature, can lead to unpredictable and substantial changes in their ability to provide regular care.The court also considers the military parent’s Family Care Plan, as this plan provides a detailed outline of how the child will be cared for in the parent’s absence.

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Can You Refuse to Show an Officer Your ID

Can You Refuse to Show an Officer Your ID

When an individual in Arizona refuses to show their identification to a police officer under circumstances where they are legally obliged to do so, as dictated by the “Stop and Identify” statutes, several legal repercussions can ensue. For instance, consider a scenario where a person is stopped by an officer for suspicious behavior that reasonably suggests criminal activity.
If the individual, when asked, refuses to provide their name as required by Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) 13-2412, they may face legal consequences.
Such refusal can lead to charges like obstructing a public thoroughfare or obstructing governmental operations, typically categorized as misdemeanors in Arizona. This situation can escalate further, complicating the individual’s legal standing.

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Can I Sue Someone for a Road Rage Accident?

Can I Sue Someone for a Road Rage Accident?

Road rage accidents can be a terrifying experience, leaving victims with physical injuries and emotional trauma. If you have been involved in a road rage incident, you may be wondering if you can sue the at-fault driver for your damages.
The answer is yes, you may be able to pursue legal action and seek compensation for your losses.

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Arizona Drug Threshold Amounts

Arizona Drug Threshold Amounts

Arizona drug threshold amounts are critical in the prosecution of drug crimes within the state. If law enforcement assumes that you are in possession of a certain quantity of drugs, they may accuse you of intent to distribute or sell. However, having a certain amount of drugs found in your possession does not always mean you are guilty of drug trafficking or distribution.

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