Jaburg Wilk

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  • Mental Health Issues and Divorce

    In many divorce cases, mental health issues are raised.   Their impact ranges from very mild to very severe. In this series, we will first begin by focusing on general issues that arise within a person’s life when the nuclear, scorched earth option of divorce is initiated.

    When a person files a divorce action, usually it significantly changes both of their lives. The relationship dynamics … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Work Smarter

    Everywhere you look you are told hard work pays off. This is true.  The fact that hard work is required to become successful is also true. But, as you gain experience and have success, the formula should change and you should work smarter.

    By working smarter I mean a few things. The first is that you should be able to streamline much of what you do. This may be through utilizing technology that saves … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • What is Knowledge?

    If you ask somebody whether they “know” something, they will readily tell you either “yes” or “no.” There is no doubt while watching Jeopardy – either you know or you do not know the answer (or actually the question). A person is said to have actual “knowledge” as to a certain fact because they have actual awareness of it; whereas, if they are unaware of it, … Read More

    Categories: Real Estate, Blog

  • The #1 Mistake Arizona Employers Make When Responding to Complaints of Discrimination or Harassment

    It is important that Arizona employers know how to properly respond to complaints of unlawful discrimination or harassment, particularly in light of the MeToo movement. Each year, I consult with employees seeking legal advice about a possible discrimination claim against their employer. I also represent employers addressing discrimination complaints. This gives me a unique vantage point to see where there was a … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Why Do You Fight so Hard to Protect Reputations?

    Video Transcript:

    Reputations are critical to every one of us. It makes such a difference at work. It makes such a difference at home. From the Bible to Shakespeare, you find references about how important one's reputation is. As Shakespeare said, "He who filches my purse steals nothing. He takes that which I can get again, but he who steals my reputation steals everything with something that does not enrich him, … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Blog

  • The E-mail Conundrum

    Picture this, you are working on an important project with a fast approaching deadline when suddenly an email comes into your inbox and your computer makes a sound alerting you to this new email. What do you do? You know the answer for most people is that they open the email, thereby interrupting their work and train of thought on the time sensitive project. We all have been there and that new email is hard to … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Luck versus Skill

    I really like the podcast How I Built This.  Guy Raz interviews entrepreneurs about the businesses they have built. At the end of most of the interviews he asks each entrepreneur how much of their success they attribute to luck and how much they attribute to skill. The answers can be interesting, but it always makes me apply the same question to my business and those of my clients. Since first … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Top 6 Relocation Factors that an Arizona Family Law Judge Considers

    It is common that divorced parents remarry or become involved in other relationships.  It is also common that divorced parents (or parents in the midst of a divorce) may want to leave Arizona – to “relocate” to another state along with their minor children.  There is a litany of reasons why a parent may seek relocation of minor children.  However, the question … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • What Is a “Wrongful Termination” in Arizona?

    Arizona is an “at-will” employment state. This means an employer can terminate you for any reason or no reason, except an unlawful reason. If you are terminated for an unlawful reason, then you may have a claim for wrongful termination.  If, on the other hand, you are terminated for no reason or a lawful reason, you do not have a claim for wrongful termination.  

     So, what are … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Feedback is Important

    It is important to provide people with feedback in the workplace. Feedback should be positive or in the form of constructive criticism. Purely negative feedback accomplishes nothing and is the sign of a poor corporate culture.

    If you are providing positive feedback, make it meaningful. You should praise someone’s work or actions when it’s really deserved and you mean what you say. Being overly … Read More

    Categories: Blog