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  • Getting Married? Why a Premarital Agreement is Important

    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

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Strategies for More Effective Trial Presentations in Family Law Proceedings

    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

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Changes in Family Law Court Means One Parent Could Make Parenting Decisions

    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

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Relocation Challenges for Divorced Parents

    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

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • New Limits on Court Ordered Therapy in Arizona

    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

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • 15 Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List

    15 Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (08/15/2018) – Jaburg Wilk is pleased to announce that 15 lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

    "Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary … Read More

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  • Four Tips Learned from Pitt/Jolie Divorce that May Apply to Your Divorce

    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

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Why Beneficiary Designations Should be Updated After Divorce

    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.

    & … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Supervised Parenting Time – What it is and What it is Not

    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

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • How to Avoid Summer Parenting Time Vacation Conflicts

    How to Avoid Summer Parenting Time Vacation Conflicts

    Frequently I am asked by parents whether or not they need to disclose where they are going for vacation to the other parent.   In Arizona, most divorce decrees include a provision that requires a traveling parent to disclose an itinerary if he/she is traveling more than 100 miles or out of state. Some decrees will require more specific information such as the mode of travel (including flight … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article