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  • What is a Qualified Domestic Relation Order ("QDRO") and why does it matter in my divorce case?

    By Mervyn Braude

    As with all community property, retirement assets are subject to division upon dissolution.  Therefore, that portion of any and all retirement assets accumulated during the course of the marriage must be divided.

    There are three primary categories of retirement assets – IRA (Individual Retirement Account), 401(k) and pension assets.  While the first of these assets can be divided … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Paints South Phoenix Home

    On Saturday, November 15, Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk participated in the 501(c)3 non-profit organization New City Phoenix’s Painting Blitz to revitalize the marginalized neighborhoods in South Phoenix. 

    The firm painted the home of an 80 year old widow who was excited to have her home painted cream colored with red trimming. 

    “Jaburg Wilk and its employees look for ways to give … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Jaburg Wilk Attorney to Present at ‘Working with the Court of Appeals’

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (Nov.6, 2014) -  Arizona business law firm Jaburg Wilk’s appellate attorney Kathi Sandweiss will be presenting at the State Bar of Arizona’s annual ‘Working with the Court of Appeals” (WCCA), a CLE taking place on Friday, November 14th at the Hotel Palomar in Phoenix, Arizona from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

     Sandweiss is presenting the first seminar titled ‘How Not … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Arizona Court of Appeals Recognizes Right of Publicity While Protecting Free Speech in Precedent Setting Case

    By Maria Crimi Speth

    For the first time ever, an Arizona state court has recognized that individuals enjoy a right of publicity that protects them from the unauthorized use of their name or likeness for commercial or trade purposes. In its April 24, 2014 decision in Reynolds v. Reynolds, the Arizona Court of Appeals recognized the right of publicity and determined that right survives the individual’s death … Read More

    Categories: Appellate, Intellectual Property, News Release

  • Damron Agreement or Stipulated Judgment Got You in a Bind? Arizona Supreme Court Considers Binding Effect of Fact Stipulations on Insurers in Quihuis v. State Farm

    By Nathan D. Meyer

    In Quihuis v. State Farm, --- Ariz. ---, 334 P.3d 719 (Ariz. Oct. 1, 2014),[1] the Arizona Supreme Court recently held that a stipulated fact in a Damron Agreement that is both an element of liability and essential to establishing coverage does not bind an insurer in subsequent coverage litigation.  In so holding, the Supreme Court clarified that stipulated facts in Damron Agreements … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Article

  • How Does Arizona Same Sex Marriage Impact HR?

    By Kraig Marton

    On Friday October 17, 2014, same sex marriages became legal in Arizona. What are the changes that Arizona employers and their HR professionals need to be aware of?

    1. The definition of spouse in employee manuals and handbooks. If a generic definition, such as "spouse" is used, there should not be a need to update. However, if a specific definition was used such as "wife" or "husband" the employee … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • In a Divorce, What is an Affidavit of Financial Information and why does it Matter?

    An Affidavit of Financial Information (“AFI”) is a family court-approved form that is utilized in divorce cases for a number of purposes primarily where child support, spousal maintenance and/or attorney fees are at issue.

    The AFI is provided under oath and is intended to inform the family court of a party’s overall financial situation including both income and expenses in order to provide the … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • When In Doubt, Disclose, Disclose, Disclose

    So Joe, who lives and works in Chicago, has decided that he wasn’t getting enough use out of his second home in Scottsdale, located on the 15th fairway of a very challenging golf course, and has, with some regret, put it up for sale.  A buyer is quickly procured, and Joe’s listing broker presents him with form entitled “Residential Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement,” commonly … Read More

    Categories: Real Estate, Article

  • Sexual Materials and Divorce

    The world of divorce can be a messy and scary place. One area that is problematic is when a couple, during happier times, engaged in filming or photographing nude or sexual acts, which were done merely to illustrate the couples love for one another.  However, once the love is gone and a divorce is pending, possession and ownership of the materials can become a nasty fight. 

    I recently read an article in … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Domestic Violence and Divorce

    Thanks to the NFL these past few weeks, domestic violence has gained national attention and even received a comment from the President of the United States. However, domestic violence (“DV”) is bigger than most American’s realize.  Most of the statistics used to describe the problem are obtained using reported acts, but there are a significant number of acts that never get reported.   … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article