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Blog Posts in April, 2014

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Lawyers on Call

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Kris Leonhardt was one of ten attorneys who volunteered for Lawyers on Call. Lawyers on Call is a public service program hosted by the State Bar of Arizona, azcentral.com ...
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Volunteering at Andre House

Owens and Perkins volunteered at the Andre House of Hospitality of Arizona. We enjoyed getting involved with the community and were amazed to how much work goes into preparing these nightly meals. ...
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What Information Will My Attorney Need to File a Probate Matter?

There is information your attorney will need in order to file a Probate. When first meeting with your attorney, it will save time (and money) if you bring along: The Original Last Will and Testament, ...
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Probate Mediation

Recently, Michelle J. Perkins completed the Maricopa County Superior Court Probate Mediation Training Program. As a result of this training, Ms. Perkins will be placed on an exclusive list of ...
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What Will I Need After the Probate is Filed?

Once a Probate is filed, there is additional information your attorney will need, including: List of Assets, Location and Estimated Value. It will be very important to pull together a detailed list of ...
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Estate Planning - A Necessity for Everyone

Most of us put off estate planning similar to our alarm clocks going off in the morning, we keep hitting the “snooze” button hoping that we can just go back to sleep putting off the ...
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Revocable Living Trust

Most people have heard they should think about getting a “living trust,” but do you really need it? There is no simple answer to that question­­­. Generally, the more complex ...
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Need for a Power of Attorney

At some point you’ve likely heard the phrase “Power of Attorney,” but what does it really mean? A power of attorney (POA) is a legal instrument that give another person legal ...
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Don't Be Caught Dead Without An Estate Plan

According to Forbes.com, almost 2.5 million American die each year, and many have not signed the basic documents needed to protect loved ones. Estate planning is the process of anticipating and ...
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To Heir or Not

There’s an old law school joke where a professor asks one of his students what it was called when someone died without a Will. The young student answered “unwillingly.” While this ...
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How do I prepare for my first appointment with my divorce or family law attorney?

We’ve all heard that 50% of marriages end in divorce. If you live in Arizona, the percentage is even higher. You never thought it would happen to you, but now you’re faced with the reality ...
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Thought You Were Done - Now Comes the Modification Process

You go through the whole divorce process. Months of negotiations, decisions, stress and compromise. It took over your life. Finally, you were divorced and could focus on other things. You could move ...
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How to Choose a Family Law Attorney

There are as many important things to consider when choosing an attorney as there are attorneys who would like your business. It’s an important step that should not be taken lightly. First, you ...
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Summer Plans for the Kids Becoming a Problem? Call Our Experienced Family Law Attorneys for a Solution

If summer plans do not conger up dreamy seaside family vacations, but are becoming more like World War III, it may be time to consult OWENS & PERKINS, family law attorneys in Scottsdale, to help ...
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Valentine's Day is Coming - But You're Not Feeling the Love

Have you been thinking about getting a divorce? Did you want to wait until after the holidays? Things are not getting better, and the thought of Valentine’s Day with your spouse is only bringing ...
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Mother's Rights/Father's Rights - We Fight for Your Rights

We are often asked if we are a father’s rights firm, or we get a call requesting an attorney who specializes in mother’s rights. The Scottsdale divorce attorneys at Owens and Perkins have ...
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Important Changes on the Horizon for Father's Rights!

When a child is born out of wedlock in AZ, custody (now legal decision making) of that child is automatically granted to the mother. In order for the father to have access to the child, he has to go ...
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Family is Important - We Understand

Our Scottsdale Family Law Attorneys recognize the importance of family and the need for help when a family is in crisis. There are many types of crises families go through when it comes to a divorce, ...
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Divorce Can Be a Crazy Time! Let us Help You Survive and Thrive!

This story was shared with our Scottsdale divorce firm recently. “Whenever I am going through one of life’s milestones, like the birth of a child or, in this case, a divorce, I like to ...
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High Asset Divorces Usually Mean High Conflict. We Can Help

Proceedings for high asset divorces in Arizona are complex and require the services of knowledgeable and experienced attorneys. At Owens & Perkins, we can provide that knowledge and experience to ...
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Generations Representing Generations

At Owens and Perkins, we take great pride in that term—“Generations Representing Generations.” We are one of only a handful of Scottsdale law firms that can make such a claim. We ...
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Family Law Matters Are Not All the Same - Let Us Help With Your Unique Needs

People are individuals and there are many types of families that do not fit the “cookie cutter” mold. Our Scottsdale family law attorneys recognize and appreciate that each family law case ...
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What Happens to Grandparents in a Divorce? You May Need to Exercise Your Arizona Grandparent Rights

When a couple is getting a divorce, not only do they suffer, but the whole family goes through the pain of this difficult time, including grandparents. The strong bond of the grandparent/grandchild ...
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Arizona Parental Rights and Responsibilities

Parenting isn’t easy. Especially these days. Peer pressure, gangs, drugs, school violence… a parent has an endless array of worries to keep them awake at night. Even disciplining your ...
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Gray Divorce - Boomers Divorcing

What’s “trending” these days? Gray Divorce. So, the baby boom has turned into a divorce boom. Older couples are responsible for the overall increase in divorces. Senior divorces have ...
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