Jaburg Wilk


  • Hard Decisions = Easier Life - Easy Decisions = Harder Life

    I also look at this as being true to yourself. I say this because many times when you are faced with a difficult decision, part of the difficultly is that you will be letting someone down who you care about. Some great examples are taking a job for more money and no opportunity versus less money and the opportunity for growth.  Or simply staying in a job for the money. We all have faced these decisions … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Navigating the Rapids Temporary Orders Hearings in Maricopa County

    One of the most anxiety-producing experiences for both a family law client and their attorney is navigating through the process relating to a Maricopa County temporary orders hearing. The client’s anxiety is easy to understand.  It may be their first experience in a contested hearing, the first time a judge is going to be presented with evidence concerning their case, or the first time ever … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Who Decides Legal Decision-Making in Arizona Family Law Cases?

    Anyone who has been involved in an Arizona family law case since 2013 knows that the notion of child “custody” is largely obsolete. At the end of 2012, the term “custody” was replaced with two legal concepts: legal decision-making and parenting time. Those two concepts are defined very differently.  Parenting time “means the schedule of time during which each parent has … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Protect Your Copyrighted Works and Avoid Liability for your Website

    On April 16, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion in Erickson Productions, Inc. v. Kast. The Erickson decision teaches several important lessons. First, it reminds copyright owners of the importance of registering their works with the U.S. Copyright Office, especially following the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • Proper Use of Photographs on Amazon

    Great photographs of your product are essential to a successful Amazon listing. Following certain basic rules is critical to keeping your listing from being shut down. In addition to satisfying the minimum requirements so Amazon permits your listing, there are legal requirements that can sneak up on you if you are not informed.

    The technical requirements for photographs are easy to find on Amazon. The format must … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • Can You Really Have it All?

    On a warm, sunny spring day my twin three-year-old grandkids wanted to go on a walk.  Between my warnings of “stop running” and “wait” there was a tremendous amount of joy.  They expressed wonder at rocks, stopped to sit on a big rock and then from their big rock perch hunted for small rocks that were, in a toddler’s world, pretty.  A yard had sprinklers … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Article

  • Dragnet Clauses and Priority

    A “Dragnet Clause” in a Deed of Trust is a provision that states that the Deed of Trust secures any and all future debt owed by the borrower to the lender, in addition to whatever debt the Deed of Trust originally secured. The use of the terminology “dragnet” symbolizes that such a clause causes the Deed of Trust to “spread” like a net, so as to “capture” within its … Read More

    Categories: Real Estate, Blog

  • Arizona Mechanics' Lien Rights Expand Under New Law

    New legislation (SB 1304) is amending A.R.S. § 33-992.01 (governing “preliminary twenty-day notices”) to increase the “lien reach” of Arizona 20-day Preliminary Notices to 30% (up from the 20% we’ve known for decades). This change applies to construction projects where lienable activities (such as labor, materials, professional services, equipment/machinery, … Read More

    Categories: Construction, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Supports Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center 2019

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (5/10/2019) – The law firm of Jaburg Wilk was pleased to be the title sponsor of Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center’s 2019 community breakfast where nearly 1,500 guests learned about SARRC’s accomplishments and their future strategic plan.

    Founded more than 20 years ago, SARRC is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to autism research, … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Ninth Circuit Holds Removal Deadline Runs from Receipt of Complaint by Insurer Rather Than Insurer's "Statutorily Designated" Agent

    The Holding

    In Anderson v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., 917 F.3d 1126 (9th Cir. 2019) (Wash.), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the thirty-day removal deadline under 28 U.S.C. § 1446(b)(1) does not commence upon service of a complaint on an insurer’s “statutorily designated agent”; rather, it commences when an insurer receives a complaint.

    The Takeaway … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Article