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  • How Is Child Support Calculated In Arizona?

    How Is Child Support Calculated In Arizona?

    In Arizona, child support is calculated pursuant to the Arizona Child Support Guidelines (the “Guidelines”) under Arizona Revised Statutes (“A.R.S.”) § 25-320. However, to determine a party’s child support obligation, data based on the Guidelines is collected and inserted into a Child Support Calculator which will then calculate the amount of child support obligation.

    There are … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Expands Family Law Practice

    Jaburg Wilk Expands Family Law Practice

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (September 28, 2021) - The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Philomena “Mena” Patiño joined the firm as an attorney in its family law group. Before joining Jaburg Wilk, Mena represented clients in family law matters at Scottsdale family law firm. She has represented clients with divorces, child custody issues, and post-decree modifications.

    “I’m excited that Mena … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, News Release

  • What If Family Law Court Hearings or Settlement Conferences Are Scheduled?

    What If Family Law Court Hearings or Settlement Conferences Are Scheduled?

    Question:  There is a hearing, or other court appearance, scheduled in my family law case.  Is the Arizona Family Law Court still open? Do I have to go to Court? 

    The status of the Court and pending family law cases continues to evolve rapidly, with updates from the presiding family law court judge, the Honorable Bruce Cohen, disseminated daily. While the Court remains open, effective Wednesday, … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Blog

  • How is COVID-19 Impacting Pending Divorces in Arizona Family Law Courts

    How is COVID-19 Impacting Pending Divorces in Arizona Family Law Courts

    Question:  I’m confined to my house due to the coronavirus.  I still want complete my divorce. Is that possible?

    The short answer is yes.  However, it requires cooperation from both parties.  If they can reach an agreement, the settlement documents can be submitted to the assigned judge who will sign same, thereby completing the divorce process. However, if there are outstanding issues … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Blog

  • What if One Parent or Their Child Becomes Ill with COVID-19?

    What if One Parent or Their Child Becomes Ill with COVID-19?

    Question: If the other parent becomes ill with the COVID-19 virus, can I insist that his or her parenting time be suspended?

    In our experience, asking for reasonable accommodations to protect the health of a child is usually more effective than demanding. Remember, if they have the virus their emotions and stress levels - and as a result their defenses - are heightened. You should kindly and calmly communicate … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Blog

  • Modification of Child Support or Spouse Maintenance

    Modification of Child Support or Spouse Maintenance

    Question: My income has changed significantly. Can I seek either a temporary or permanent modification of child support or spousal maintenance?

    In order to be eligible for a downward modification of child support or spousal maintenance, a person must establish a change in circumstances that is both substantial and continuing. The burden is on the party requesting the modification to demonstrate this change. … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Blog

  • Business Valuations and Divorce During Pandemic

    Business Valuations and Divorce During Pandemic

    Question: I am in the midst of my divorce and my business and/or professional practice is being valued. How, or, will the dramatic changes happening now be considered?

    There has never been a more challenging time for a valuation expert to render a supportable opinion about the value of a business or professional practice. The standard that governs a judge’s decision about the date to be used in valuing a … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Blog

  • Does COVID-19 Change Child Custody Agreements?

    Does COVID-19 Change Child Custody Agreements?

    The world is rapidly changing. Some states have already enacted shelter-in-place orders. I am frequently being asked what does this mean for Arizona co-parenting agreements? Each parent still has a court-ordered RIGHT to see their children. Shelter-in-place orders do not prohibit travel for court-ordered parenting time. This means you need to abide by your Arizona family court order and exchange your child as … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Names Three New Partners

    Jaburg Wilk Names Three New Partners

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (01/10/2020) – Jaburg Wilk named three attorneys – Nichole Wilk, Natalya Ter-Grigoryan and Michelle Ronan - as partners of the firm effective January 1, 2020.

    Nichole Wilk is business transactional law, probate, and commercial litigation attorney. She graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane and has been a practicing attorney since 2009. Nichole has been named a … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Estate Planning, Family Law, Insurance Litigation, News Release

  • Ho Ho Ho! Can Happy Holidays and Divorce Co-exist?

    Ho Ho Ho! Can Happy Holidays and Divorce Co-exist?

    The holiday season tends to bring out the best, or the worst, in people. It is a time to celebrate the joys of life and let the stress of the prior year slip away. Unfortunately, divorce and the holidays tend not to mix well – and parents in the throes of a difficult divorce may find themselves being anything but merry. Divorce does not need to suck the fun out of the holidays. Perhaps a different … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article