Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Wills
No one wants to contemplate becoming seriously ill or disabled, but the reality is this difficult subject needs to be addressed with spouses, significant others and family members. It is important to make decisions regarding what wishes are while healthy. The Arizona Secretary of State allows you to register, free of charge, living wills and medical power of attorneys on their web site. Simply go to … Read More
Does Marijuana Cure Headaches?
The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) is considering adding Migraines, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Depression to the list of debilitating conditions that qualify individuals for a Medical Marijuana card. All three medical conditions have been through a review process and the AZDHS will be deciding whether to include them after a public hearing which will … Read More
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Is My Domain Name a Trademark?
This is not only a common legal question but also a great question as the answer is - it depends!
A domain name simply is an address on the Internet. Computers find web addresses by a series of numbers known as an IP address. To make the process more user friendly, the numbers are matched to words that, hopefully, can be easily remembered. The best and most valuable domain names are very … Read More
Do I Have to Appear in Court or Testify in My Divorce Case?
It is not essential that you ever appear in Court (or before a Judge) in your divorce case. In the vast majority of cases, the parties never appear in court for any hearings or a trial on the merits.
Maricopa County cases typically require a simple status conference - known as a Resolution Management Conference ("RMC"). This is merely an opportunity for the Court to become familiar with your case and … Read More
Should You Modify Your Child Support Obligation?
In order to qualify for modification of your child support obligation, Arizona Revised Statute §25-327 requires changed circumstances that are considered both substantial and ongoing. Typically, from a mathematical point of view, a 15% change is generally regarded as satisfying this requirement - whether an increase or a decrease.
Typically, child support may be modified when one or more of the following … Read More
How is Child Support Calculated in Arizona?
In Arizona, child support is calculated pursuant to the Arizona Child Support Guidelines under Arizona Revised Statute §25-320. However, it is the data inserted into the Guideline calculation which will determine the amount of child support to be paid.
There are a number of variables which will determine the ultimate child support amount. The following factors are typically considered:Income of each party; … Read More
Can I Move Out of State with My Child?
You are employed at Intel. They decide to move the R&D facility to Utah and unless you move with your team, you are out of a job. However, your former spouse has a stable job in Tempe and has parenting time with the children one-half of the time and most certainly has no desire to give up his or her parenting time. It is lose-lose situations like this that make "relocation" cases one of the most … Read More
Should I have a Premarital Agreement?
A prenuptial agreement is a binding legal document between a prospective husband and wife, which addresses the financial consequences of their marriage ending.
Technically, all couples who are married already have a "prenuptial agreement" - it is the particular divorce laws of the state. In Arizona, for example, absent a prenuptial agreement, community property principles will apply to all financial aspects of the … Read More
Business Valuation in Divorce Proceedings: Understanding of the Basic Approaches to Value
In many cases, one of the most contentious and difficult issues in a divorce proceeding is the valuation and distribution of marital property. When the marital community owns an interest in a business, this process can be complicated and expensive. Often, the community's interest in the business is the most valuable asset of the marital estate. Whether you are the "in" or "out" spouse, it is … Read More