John V. Mangan Case Study

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In Mangan v. Mangan, John V. Mangan (Father) filed numerous petitions/motions regarding the failure of Deborah J. Mangan (Mother) to provide access for Father’s court appointed parenting time. After a petition for post-decree mediation (which failed to resolve the issue due to Mother’s refusal to adhere to informal agreement reached), a petition to enforce parenting time, evidentiary hearings (for which Mother most often did not appear), enforcement hearings (again, for which Mother most often did not appear), multiple findings of contempt (on the part of Mother), a petition to modify parenting time, custody and child support, and a motion filed to take possession of the children by force….Mother appeared telephonically for a return hearing on April 8, 2010. Temporary orders were…show more content…
The Arizona Court of Appeals finds no error in the decision of the family court regarding jurisdiction. Mother herself designated Arizona the “home state” when filing for divorce. She and the children moved back to Arizona two years later. She invoked the jurisdiction of the Arizona court system when it was convenient to her. Mother did not seek to utilize the provided statutory mechanism to request relocating with the children. Instead she left with the children, evaded service, was found in contempt by Arizona family court for failure to appear and failure to adhere to the custody and parenting time agreement. While in New Mexico, Mother and the children continued to relocate and continued to be found in contempt of court by Arizona court. This signifies a “significant” connection with the state of Arizona. Additionally, Father resides in the state of Arizona. He pays child support from employment in Arizona, he provides health insurance through his Arizona employer, and he has kept in touch with the families of the children’s friends in the Phoenix

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