Getting Married? Why a Premarital Agreement is Important
Celebrities and the very rich may enter into premarital agreements. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones all signed premarital agreements. Wealthy and high-profile people such as Mark Zuckerberg, Jessica Simpson, Tom Cruise, Tony Romo, Britney Spears, Barry Bonds, and even Beyoncé, all … Read More
Strategies for More Effective Trial Presentations in Family Law Proceedings
On September 21, 2018, the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the State Bar, past and present Family Law Judges, as well as experienced practitioners, gave 24 participants the opportunity to hone their skills in the Family Law Trial College. The suggestions, thoughts, and ideas that were discussed benefit any Arizona family law attorney, regardless of their years of experience. As moderator … Read More
Ninth Circuit Ruling Reminds Copyright Owners That Failing to Allege Enough Facts Could Cost Them!
In recent years, federal courts across the U.S. have seen a fair share of copyright infringement lawsuits involving peer-to-peer networks such as BitTorrent. In these cases, the plaintiffs are typically feature film or adult film copyright owners who allege that numerous unknown defendants (sued as John or Jane Does) are liable for copyright infringement by downloading and sharing the copyright owner’s film … Read More
What Exactly is That Rule About Unpublished Decisions and Can’t We Cite Them Now?
For writers of any legal briefs, there is hardly anything more frustrating than finally finding a case on point, in our jurisdiction, with a “correct” holding to support our argument, but unpublished. More than 85% of the decisions in the 9th Circuit are unpublished.[i] For the fiscal year 2017, in Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals, a total of 621 civil cases … Read More
Changes in Family Law Court Means One Parent Could Make Parenting Decisions
While Arizona judges had been making some parenting decisions in family law cases for many years, that recently shifted due to recent Arizona Court of Appeals decisions that have far reaching impacts on parents that cannot agree on decisions concerning their children.
In the past family law judges could appoint professionals, particularly mental health professionals for children. The appointment … Read More
Arizona Businesses Can Be Sued in Other States
Your Arizona business has been sued. Normally these lawsuits are handled in Arizona, where the business is located. However, what happens if the company is sued in another state? What if it is in a state that your company does not even do business in?
You own a company in Arizona that was just sued in California. The first thing to do is consult with an … Read More
Relocation Challenges for Divorced Parents
Divorce attorneys are frequently asked whether or not children can be moved to another state and why one of the parents cannot simply move their kids without going to court or consulting the other parent. It's not as easy as just packing up and moving; and it is very likely that the intervention of the Arizona family law courts will be necessary.
Many times, couples remarry or become involved … Read More
New Limits on Court Ordered Therapy in Arizona
The cultural creep towards Arizona family law judges making parenting decisions, has been altered with two recent decisions by the Arizona Court of Appeals – Nicaise v. Sundaram and Paul E. v. Courtney F.
More than 25 years ago it was established that court-appointed psychologists who were performing custody evaluations enjoyed immunity. While extending this immunity, the court … Read More
Four Tips Learned from Pitt/Jolie Divorce that May Apply to Your Divorce
While most divorcing couples do not have details about their divorce speculated on, discussed and photographed in both print and on-line media, there are lessons from high profile divorces that are applicable to many.
On Tuesday April 14 2018, there was a media report in which Angelina Jolie accused Brad Pitt of not paying “meaningful” child support. According to the story, the documents … Read More
The Ninth Circuit Helps Copyright Owners Battle Widespread Infringement in Glacier Films v. Turchin
On July 24, 2018, the Ninth Circuit issued a decision that can be an important tool to help copyright owners enforce their rights. It’s not unusual for copyright owners to believe that it’s just not worth going after some infringers because the cost of attorney fees can quickly exceed the amount of the damages caused by the infringement. Glacier Films recently won a case that will … Read More