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  • How Is Child Support Calculated In Arizona?

    In Arizona, child support is calculated pursuant to the Arizona Child Support Guidelines (the “Guidelines”) under Arizona Revised Statutes (“A.R.S.”) § 25-320. However, to determine a party’s child support obligation, data based on the Guidelines is collected and inserted into a Child Support Calculator which will then calculate the amount of child support obligation.

    There are … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • The First Amendment Protects Only Some Arizona Students

    Many students are generally familiar with the First Amendment of the Constitution, but they often overlook that it only confers the right “to petition the Government for a redress of such grievances.” As a result, only government entities are precluded from interfering with students’ First Amendment rights. Public schools are considered extensions of the government, while private schools that do … Read More

    Categories: Article

  • Just Keep Fighting. Keep Your Mouth Shut. Work Hard

    Monday night I watched the college football national championship game between Alabama and Georgia. You probably know (or in case you don’t) Georgia won after it looked like their quarterback fumbled away the game with around 11 minutes to go in the game. They played great defense and their quarterback stepped up and seemingly willed his team’s offense to play better. Why am I telling you this? Because … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Don’t Rewrite Your Story, Make Something Good Going Forward

    I heard someone say this on a podcast and it stuck with me. It is a way to reframe the narrative of change as we enter the new year or at any time. The point is to spend more time looking forward than obsessing on the past.

    Did you have a good 2021 professionally? If so, will you keep doing what you did or seek to improve on your success? If not, will you spend time thinking of what could or should have been, or … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Not All Customer Lists are Trade Secrets!

    Whether a customer list is, in fact, a trade secret depends on a two-step analysis to be applied on a case-by-case basis. The first step relates to efforts to keep the list secret. If so, the second step is a four-factor analysis detailed below.

    First, a trial court must determine whether the customer list has been kept secret or there have been reasonable efforts to keep the customer list secret. If the facts … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Article

  • Be Thankful

    I know, another person telling you to be thankful during the holiday season. Kind of, but not really. You should be thankful for what you have, year-round, not because it is this time of year. And, that is not what I am talking about.

    This time of year, and all times of the year, are good times to remember to show gratitude. Yes, you should do so year-round, but it is better late than never, and should be done in … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Your Arizona Employer Has Sued You for Soliciting Its Customers and Employees, Now What?

    An employer may request that an employee sign a non-solicitation agreement. When the employment ends, the trouble sometimes begins. If you are an Arizona employee and your former employer has sent a demand letter, threatened to sue you, or has actually filed suit against you for soliciting its customers and employees, there are many important considerations.

    The Non-Solicitation Agreement May Not Be Enforceable. … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Garner Named to Leadership Position

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (12/20/2021) – Lauren L. Garner was recently appointed Arizona State Chair of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) for 2022.

    Garner is a partner in the probate law department of Jaburg Wilk where she focuses her practice on probate and trust litigation, and mediation. She is an Adjunct Professor at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law focusing on probate law. … Read More

    Categories: Estate Planning, News Release

  • The 2021 Version of Why It Is Time for an Annual Checkup for You and, if You Have One, Your Company

    Beginning in 2014, many of you probably read my blog regarding having a checkup for you and, if you have one, your business. This does not involve the doctor, but it does involve all the other professionals in your personal and business life. Based on the positive feedback, I have made this an annual tradition.

    Some of you said “What a great idea. I am definitely going to do that.” Others said “ … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • What Are My Legal Options if My Business Has Been Defamed?

    Social media is causing defamation claims to become more common. There are several areas for consideration if you feel your business has been defamed.

    First, what is defamation? Expressing an opinion is not defamation. For example, if someone claims that the pizza at your pizza parlor “sucks” or “tastes terrible.” That is not defamation. It is just their opinion.

    However, if your business … Read More

    Categories: Defamation, Article