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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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Calculation of Community Lien on Spouse's Sole and Separate Business Under Cockriel/Rueschenberg

In this last blog of an eight (8) part series we are examining the case law and methodology for calculating the value of a community lien on a sole and separate business. Under Arizona law, generally ...
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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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BUSINESS VALUATIONS - A GENERAL OVERVIEW

You’re getting a divorce, your spouse is seeking an interest in your business or in the increased value of your business based on your efforts during the marriage, and now the attorneys and the ...
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HOW DO I PROTECT MYSELF AND MY BUSINESS?

You’ve now read our last three blogs in this series and had the bejesus scared out of you, what now? If you are getting married, there is a fairly simple way to protect yourself and your assets, ...
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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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OMG I'M GETTING A DIVORCE - WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO MY BUSINESS?

So, you’re getting divorced and you are self-employed in your own professional practice, company, or perhaps a family business. At some point, a panic will set in… What is going to happen ...
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Orders of Protection

As a divorce and family law practitioner, my clients frequently find themselves confronted with situations involving domestic violence and protective orders. A spouse can become volatile at the end of ...
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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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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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Qualifying for Spousal Maintenance in Arizona

An award of spousal maintenance or alimony is not automatically given to one of the parties in every divorce case filed in Arizona just because it has been requested. First, the Court is required to ...
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Can This Marriage Be Saved if You Are Married to a "Control Freak"?

By: C.D. Owens, Esq. One of the major causes of divorces is when one of the spouses is a control freak. If you don’t know what that term means, you are blessed. In short, a control freak ...
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Can this Marriage Be Saved Even with Admitted Infidelity

By: C.D. Owens, Esq. This may the toughest subject in this series regarding “Can This Marriage Be Saved.” Infidelity is a direct breach of the fundamental concept of marriage. Your ...
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Saving Your Marriage When Domestic Violence is Involved

By: C.D. Owens, Esq. The marriage cannot be saved, of course, unless both the Husband and the Wife want to do it. And – that will require a big change if one of you brought domestic violence to ...
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Saving Your Marriage When Drugs Or Alcohol Are Involved

By: C.D. Owens, Esq. One of the greatest needs in family matters is for everybody involved, i.e., the parties, grandparents, attorneys, etc., to just stop – cease and desist – and back ...
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How To Keep Your Financial Accounts And Personal Property Your Sole And Separate Property

By: Michelle J. Perkins, Esq. In second, third and subsequent marriages, it often becomes important to the person that has their own savings, financial accounts or expensive personal property items to ...
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