Departing Employee Obligations
Employees who depart their employment do not always think about obligations they may continue to have to their former employer. Former employers do, however, and should never underestimate what a departing employee may or may not understand about such post-employment obligations. There are methods and procedures that can mitigate potential problems for both departing employee and former … Read More
Receiverships: Not Just for Lenders
A receivership is an invaluable tool for managing, accounting for, marshaling, and preserving assets of whatever nature or kind. Although most often utilized by lenders, a receiver can be beneficial in any number of situations, including business disputes, partner disputes, and divorce proceedings. The limits of a receivership are as broad or as narrow as the parties’ desire.
Receiverships are an equitable … Read More
Ten Ways to Prevent Sex Discrimination in the Workplace
The #metoo movement has many employers worried about protecting their employees from discrimination and harassment. Employers often ask what they should be doing to prevent discrimination in the workplace and how best to respond to complaints of discrimination or harassment. By following our 10 best ways to prevent and address discrimination in the workplace,& … Read More
Divorcing and Worried About Your Finances? A Promising Perspective
When women divorce, or contemplate divorce, they report being worried about their finances and how they will meet their financial obligations as a newly single woman. With gender pay disparity and potentially not knowing their household finances, those concerns are understandable. Compounding the worry even further are women who are either unemployed or have been the stay-at-home parent. But, … Read More
Do I Need a Lawyer to Get a Divorce in Arizona?
In Arizona, a large percentage of divorces proceed without either party hiring a lawyer. As Arizona is a no-fault divorce state, couples do not need a specific reason to file for divorce – it is sufficient that the parties do not get along – otherwise known as irretrievable differences. While getting divorced without attorneys may be& … Read More
Guardianships and Conservatorships Can Help Protect Loved Ones
The decline of a family member’s health can be one of the most difficult emotional challenges that a family will face. If that ailing family member hasn’t adequately planned for such an event, the burden rests on the family to step in and care for them. Without proper legal authority, this can be difficult.
Fortunately, the court … Read More
Is Having an Office Romance A Good Idea?
You’re young, embarking on a career and very attracted to a co-worker who flirts with you at your new job. You’re sure the two of you were made for each other and, after all, you’re only human. So, you boost the courage to ask him or her out to lunch, happy hour, or even dinner. You get along great. It’s the best “first date” you’ve ever had. It feels like … Read More
Traveling with Medical Marijuana Across State Lines?
I live in Arizona and I have a medical marijuana card, is it possible to bring medicine from out of state? In recent years, two of Arizona's neighbors (Colorado and California) have changed their laws to allow adults to purchase and consume recreational marijuana legally. Arizona voters passed the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (“AMMA”) to allow qualifying patients to purchase and use … Read More
2018 Estate Tax Changes
Under the new tax law, estate tax has not been repealed. However, there is relief for higher net worth individuals, business owners and people with large estates that have little or no liquidity who previously might have sold their assets to pay estate taxes.
Effective January 1, 2018, the new estate tax laws increased the lifetime exclusion … Read More
Resolving Parenting Time Conflicts
In Arizona, when parents are no longer married or not living together in paternity matters, they may have an agreement for parenting their children (legal decision making) and parenting time for when each parent will be with their children. The agreement may be a written agreement that they mutually agreed upon or they could have had the family law … Read More