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
Why Beneficiary Designations Should be Updated After Divorce
While in the process of divorcing, your attorney will remind you that you cannot change beneficiary designations on your accounts until the divorce is finalized. It is not uncommon to want to put the divorce out of your mind, especially if your divorce has lasted a long time. However, while you may want to not think about it, remember that you need to change your beneficiary designations immediately.
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Supervised Parenting Time – What it is and What it is Not
In Arizona, parents who are no longer married or not living together share parenting of their minor children. Sometimes they share equally and sometimes disproportionately with one of the parents possibly due to work schedules or maybe, because one parent is not as involved with the minor children as the other parent. Typically, each parent makes day-to-day decisions while he or she is exercising … Read More
SCOTUS Says States Can Charge Sales Tax on Online Purchases
Taxes and the internet are not two things typically lumped together. However, last week, the Supreme Court addressed those two issues in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, when it re-evaluated the question from a 1992 Supreme Court case as to whether state taxes must be collected if the seller isn’t physically located within the state. Twenty-six years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Quill Corp. v. … Read More
Four Points Every Arizona Subcontractor Must Know About Construction Defect Claims
Residential Construction Defect (“CD”) litigation begins when unsatisfied homeowners file claims against the developer/general contractor (“GC”) for alleged construction defects. A common misconception amongst subcontractors is that CD claims and lawsuits are matters to be dealt with by the subcontractor’s insurer, and are not the concern of the individual subcontractor. This could … Read More