2016

Blog Posts in 2016

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Safety Corridors and Freeways with Zero Tolerance for Traffic Violations This Holiday

Arizona Implementing Safety Corridors on Sections of Interstates and Freeways With Zero Tolerance For Any Traffic Violations By: Max Nicholas Hanson, Esq. Arizona has provided a “present” ...
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Beware of DUI Checkpoints and the DUI Task Force During the Holidays

By: Max Nicholas Hanson, Esq. All around the world the holiday season brings joy and celebration, and in Arizona it also brings out an increase in the presence of law enforcement on our roadways. We ...
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Don't Believe the Hype - Marijuana Possession and Use is Still a Crime in Arizona

By: Max Nicholas Hanson, Esq. The use and possession of marijuana has become seemingly more acceptable in today’s society with a number of states, including Arizona, now allowing the use of ...
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Remembering Pearl Harbor (Literally)

By: C.D. Owens, Esq. Seventy-five (75) years ago today, I was seventeen (17) years old, when Imperial Japanese fighter planes, bombers and torpedo planes were launched from six (6) aircraft carriers ...
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Avoid Getting a DUI this Holiday - the Gift Nobody Wants

By: Max Nicholas Hanson, Esq. During the holiday season, many of us enjoy getting together with co-workers, friends, and family for food and fun at parties and other holiday events which, often, ...
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Awards that I Am Thankful For

By: Michelle J. Perkins, Esq. As part of my life’s journey I was recently bestowed a very prominent award that I cherish and is dear to my heart. For years I have belonged to the Successful ...
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Relationships That We Are Thankful for

By: Michelle J. Perkins, Esq. Next year Owens & Perkins will be celebrating 50 years of serving the Valley legal community from our headquarters in Scottsdale. You must admit, that’s a long ...
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Recognitions that We Are Thankful For

By: Michelle J. Perkins, Esq. I am not sure where the time goes, but it goes very quickly. I have now been the Managing Partner of Owens & Perkins for almost 20 years. As that milestone ...
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Are You Really the Parent or Not?

The life of a stepparent is full of conflicting messages. You’re supposed to treat the kids like your own, but you’re not supposed to overstep your boundaries. You may get criticized for ...
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Kiss Your Financial Privacy Good-Bye

By: Christa D. Banfield, Esq. Most people, when going through a divorce, grudgingly accept the fact that every facet of their financial life will be laid bare in order to divide it up. What people ...
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Creating a Parenting Plan for the Modern Family

By: Christa D. Banfield, Esq. This post has been harder to write than I initially expected. I had planned to write a helpful post with tips and suggested provisions to put in your parenting plan- ...
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Attorneys Leonhardt and Winter Named as "10 Best" Family Law Attorneys

It is with great excitement and pride that the legal team at Owens and Perkins, P.C. is able to announce that both Attorney Kris Leonhardt and Attorney Brian Winter have been selected to the "10 ...
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I Just Got Arrested - What is Diversion?

By: C.D. Owens, Esq. A diversion program is a form of sentencing, usually prior to or after a plea of guilt, but prior to a conviction for a crime in the criminal justice system. It is established to ...
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I Just Got Arrested, Am I Entitled to An Attorney?

By: C.D. Owens, Esq. It depends. The state does not provide an attorney free of charge just because you were arrested on a criminal charge. During the process of being arrested and setting the initial ...
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I Just Got Arrested. When Can I Get Out?

By: C.D. Owens, Esq. The simple answer to the question above is: once you have your initial appearance before the Court and/or pay a bond although there are times that you simply cannot get out. There ...
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I Just Got Arrested. Now What?

By: C.D. Owens, Esq. If you are arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or felony, you could be facing anywhere from 30 days in jail, or even upward to 15 to 25 years in the State Penitentiary or even ...
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In Custody and/or Arrested - Your Right to Remain Silent

I do not want to engage in drafting a treatise on the constitutional basis for one’s right to remain silent when he or she is detained or arrested by the cops. They know you have that right and ...
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Community Liens On Separate Property

By: Kris Leonhardt, Esq. When community money is used to improve or invest in the separate real property of one spouse, the community will have a constructive “lien” against that separate ...
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Disclaimer Deeds

By: Kris Leonhardt, Esq. There is nothing worse than meeting with a client for the first time and having to explain to the unsuspecting person that they have given away their rights to their largest ...
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Taking Title to Real Property

By: Kris Leonhardt, Esq. In Arizona, there are two (2) common ways for married people to hold title to real property: (1) as community property with right of survivorship; and (2) as joint tenants ...
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Estate Planning for Digital Assets New Law Effective August 8, 2016

By: Brian G. Winter, Esq. Arizona recently enacted the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (“FADAA”) which goes into effect on August 8, 2016. Prior to FADAA becoming law in Arizona, an ...
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Estate Planning and Same-Sex Marriage

By: Brian G. Winter, Esq. One of the areas of law impacted by the United States Supreme Court 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, is estate planning. Prior to the legalization of same sex marriage, ...
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Community Property Laws & Same-Sex Marriage

By: Brian G. Winter, Esq. Same sex married couples in Arizona now get to benefit from the State’s community property laws. This was not always the case. However, with the United States Supreme ...
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Same Sex Marriage and Spousal Maintenance

SAME SEX MARRIAGE AND SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE By: Brian G. Winter, Esq. The legalization of same sex marriage has dramatically changed the legal landscape for same sex couples in Arizona. Prior to the ...
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Alternative to Taking Spousal Maintenance Claims to Trial

By: Max Nicholas Hanson, Esq. If you’ve been following along with our series this month on spousal maintenance, you can see the problems inherent with taking a spousal maintenance claim to trial ...
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