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STAY INFORMED REGARDING PHONE SCAMS

Just as technology got better with the internet, smartphone and text messaging capability gained popularity all over the globe. But these are not always used for good. Telephone scams have now made it ...
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STAY INFORMED REGARDING ONLINE SCAMS

As technology and the internet become a bigger part of our daily lives, scammers are also getting more artistic with their methods. They take many different shapes through e-mail, text messages and ...
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The Horrors of Identity Theft: The Equifax Episode

As we learn more about the Equifax data breach, we start to feel very anxious about where our information went. The truth is, with a data breach, we will never know where the information went. It ...
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MODIFYING AN EXISTING SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE AWARD

My previous three blog posts discussed qualifying for spousal maintenance and the factors the Court considers when determining how much will be paid for how long. Once an order has been entered it can ...
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THE SECOND STEP: DETERMINING THE AMOUNT AND DURATION OF SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE - Part 2 of 2

If you read my last two blog posts about spousal maintenance, you hopefully have a better understanding of why this issue is one of the most litigated issues in family law. Once the Court establishes ...
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Arizona's Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Equality for Same-Sex Parents

September 19, 2017 marks a major victory for same-sex parents in the state of Arizona!!! Despite the U.S. Supreme Court recognizing and extending state marital benefits to same-sex couples nationwide ...
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THE FIRST STEP: QUALIFYING FOR SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE IN MARICOPA COUNTY

There are several factors the judge is required to consider before ordering one spouse to pay spousal maintenance to the other spouse. The first question a judge has to answer is whether the ...
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ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES ARE SET IN STONE

In Arizona, the amount of child support the court orders a parent to pay is determined in accordance with the Arizona Child Support Guidelines. Although they are called guidelines, the court will ...
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LEGAL DECISION-MAKING AND PARENTING TIME - FORMERLY KNOWN AS "CUSTODY"

In a divorce, issues related to the children are usually the most important. Accordingly, questions about how the court will award legal decision making and parenting time are among the most common. ...
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ARIZONA IS A NO FAULT STATE WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

A no-fault state is a state in which you may file for, and be granted, a divorce without alleging or proving any kind of marital misconduct. In other words, you can get a divorce simply because you no ...
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What is a Covenant Marriage and Do You Have One?

The easiest way to know if you have a covenant marriage is to ask yourself: do you know what it is? If you don’t know what it is, you don’t have one. Three states (Arizona, Arkansas, and ...
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ASSET APPROACH FOR BUSINESS VALUATIONS

A business valuation will utilize three (3) different approaches to analyze and reach a conclusion on the value of your business: The income approach, The asset approach, and The market approach This ...
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MARKET APPROACH FOR BUSINESS VALUATIONS

Again, a business valuation will utilize three (3) different approaches to analyze and reach a conclusion on the value of your business: The income approach The asset approach, and The market approach ...
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INCOME APPROACH FOR BUSINESS VALUATIONS

As we discussed in the last blog, a business valuation expert will utilize three (3) different approaches to analyze and reach a conclusion on the value of your business – the income approach, ...
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COMMUNITY EQUITABLE LIEN ON A SOLE AND SEPARATE BUSINESS

Under Arizona law, generally a business or interest that you have in a business that you acquired or owned prior to the marriage is your sole and separate property and continues to be so even during ...
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CASH FLOW TIGHT? HOW YOU CAN PAY YOUR SPOUSE FOR AN INTEREST IN A BUSINESS

Once a value for the business is established – usually through a business valuation done by a certified business evaluator or expert which we will discuss in more detail in a later blog in this ...
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BENEFITS OF ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

You’re In Control: Most people do not enjoy or look forward to going to Court. It is a very stressful situation and the Judge is ultimately in control of making the final decisions. Mediation or ...
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WHAT IS MED-ARB?

Med-Arb is the process of combining mediation and arbitration. If you believe that mediation and arbitration are the best options for solving your dispute, simply retain a mediator and have the ...
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WHAT IS ARBITRATION?

In my blog last week I discussed the process of mediation. What happens if mediation doesn’t work? If the parties cannot come to an agreement on the issues during mediation, the mediator can ...
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WHAT IS MEDIATION?

Mediation is a process for the settlement of disputes outside of trial, the courtroom, and the judge that puts you in control of the outcome. Unlike typical litigation, mediation is aimed at creating ...
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ESTABLISHMENT OF PATERNITY FOR IV-D CHILD SUPPORT

A common reason for a Mother to want to establish the paternity of an uninvolved Father is so that she can receive needed child support. A Court cannot order someone to pay child support unless ...
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DNA TESTING

In last week’s blog- Establishment of Paternity- I discussed scenarios in which DNA testing might be needed in order to dispute or confirm someone’s assertion of paternity. But you might ...
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Establishment of Paternity

If you want to establish any type of Court orders for legal decision-making authority, parenting time, or child support, you will first need to establish the paternity of the Father in the action. ...
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UPDATE ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE AND CHILD CUSTODY

As you may be aware, once the United States Supreme Court legalized marriage for same sex couples in 2015, same sex couples are able to marry and in general terms receive the same protection as ...
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FELONY VS. MISDEMEANOR DUI IN ARIZONA

Facing a misdemeanor DUI charge is serious as reflected in our other blogs this month, but facing an Aggravated DUI charge is much worse -- and the penalties are even more severe and life altering. In ...
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