Bugging and Tape Recording Conversations in Arizona: Is it Legal?

Written by Trent R. Wilcox, Esq.


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In summary, bugging/wiretapping is always illegal while tape recording is legal in Arizona as long as one party torepparttar conversation is awarerepparttar 119178 conversation is being recorded. However, don't make assumptions aboutrepparttar 119179 law in other states -consult an attorney to determine what is allowed.

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Disclaimer: Wilcox & Wilcox, P.C. and its principles, agents and/or representatives, make no guarantees or representations as torepparttar 119180 accuracy or currency of any information herein contained. Providing this brochure does not establish an attorney-client relationship. To create such relationship, bothrepparttar 119181 attorney and potential client must sign a written fee agreement. This information is meant only as general information, may not apply to your case specifically and is not meant to be relied upon for purposes of taking legal action. You should contact an attorney in person for further and specific information. Our family law attorneys are licensed in Arizona only.

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Attorney Trent R. Wilcox is the managing partner of Wilcox & Wilcox, P.C. Mr. Wilcox practices in the areas of family law, employment disputes and general civil litigation. Mr. Wilcox is admitted to practice in the Arizona state courts and federal district court and is a member of the Maricopa County, Arizona State and American Bar Associations.


Child Support in the Arizona Family Court: How Do Social Security Benefits Affect Calculations?

Written by Trent R. Wilcox, Esq.


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B. If a child receives benefits, such as social security or insurance, becauserepparttar paying parent maderepparttar 119177 child eligible to receive such benefits by paying intorepparttar 119178 system, those amounts will be credited towardrepparttar 119179 paying parent's child support obligation inrepparttar 119180 manners described. Notice this is a "shall" and not a "may," meaning thatrepparttar 119181 court has no discretion in this child support matter.

C. As mentioned above, a parent who receives payments directly on his or her behalf must include those amounts in income totals used to calculate child support. However,repparttar 119182 exception to this provision is provided byrepparttar 119183 Child Support Guidelines Section 5(B) which states, "Gross income does not include sums received as child support or benefits received from means-tested public assistance programs including, but not limited to, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Food Stamps and General Assistance."

In summary, Social Security and other benefits may affect child support calculations in Arizona. Consult an attorney in your jurisdiction to find out how your case will be affected.

Phoenix office: 3030 N. Central Ave., Ste. 705 Phoenix, Arizona 85012 Ph: 602-631-9555 Fx: 602-631-4004

Goodyear office: 1616 N. Litchfield Rd., Ste. 240 Goodyear, Arizona 85338 Ph: 623-344-7880 Fx: 602-631-4004

Visit our website: www.wilcoxlegal.com Check out our web log: www.arizonafamilylaw.blogspot.com

Disclaimer: Providingrepparttar 119184 above information does not establish an attorney-client relationship. To create such a relationship, bothrepparttar 119185 attorney and potential client must sign a written fee agreement. The information contained herein is meant only as general information and is not meant to be relied upon forrepparttar 119186 purpose of taking legal action. You should contact an attorney in person for further and specific information. Wilcox & Wilcox, P.C. attorneys are licensed in Arizona only except for personal injury attorney Robert N. Edwards, who is licensed in Arizona and Minnesota. Information in this article may apply only to Arizona.



Attorney Trent R. Wilcox is the managing partner of Wilcox & Wilcox, P.C. Mr. Wilcox practices in the areas of family law, employment disputes and general civil litigation. Mr. Wilcox is admitted to practice in the Arizona state courts and federal district court and is a member of the Maricopa County, Arizona State and American Bar Associations.


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