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  • 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

  • Game on – Higher Professionalism in 2020

    Game on – Higher Professionalism in 2020

    A judge assigned to a family law calendar in Maricopa County recently remarked that he and his judicial brethren noticed that the lawyers practicing family law behave badly towards each other, much worse than what the judges have experienced in civil and criminal assignments. Unfortunately, most of us have litigated against lawyers in family law cases who are consistently abrasive, discourteous and combative. … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Blog

  • Modifying Arizona Spousal Support Orders

    Modifying Arizona Spousal Support Orders

    Spousal maintenance can be either modifiable or non-modifiable. Generally, when a spousal support order is the byproduct of an agreement between the spouses, after the divorce decree is entered, neither one of the parties or the Court can modify the duration or amount set forth in the support order. Thus, one of the benefits of resolving spousal support through settlement is the certainty that the terms of the … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Domestic Violence and Joint Legal Decision-Making in Arizona

    Domestic Violence and Joint Legal Decision-Making in Arizona

    Domestic violence allegations are unfortunately part of many divorce proceedings. A recent decision by the Arizona Court of Appeals [i] clarifies how domestic violence may impact which parent can make decisions relating to children. In Arizona, parents may joint legal decision-making authority or it could be awarded solely to one parent. Legal decision-making is defined as the “legal right and responsibility … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • What Do In Vitro Embryos, Divorce and Arizona Have in Common?

    What Do In Vitro Embryos, Divorce and Arizona Have in Common?

    Some Arizona couples are considering cryogenically preserving embryos they have created using eggs or sperm from themselves, their spouse, or even a future spouse. A recent Arizona law has made it even more important to understand legally what may happen to those embryos if that couple gets divorced.  

    Effective for divorce proceedings filed on or after August 3, 2018, the new law A.R.S. 25-318.03 … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Divorce and Taxes

    Divorce and Taxes

    When a couple is getting divorced both current and future tax obligations as well as tax basis are very important. There are four areas that we frequently advise our clients about.

    Is Child Support or Spousal Maintenance Taxable as Income?

    The new federal tax law does not apply to divorce decrees that were signed prior to January 2, 2019. Spousal maintenance is still deductible for the payor and included as … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Expands Family Law Practice

    Jaburg Wilk Expands Family Law Practice

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 19, 2019) - The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Ilya Prokopets joined the firm as an attorney in their family law department. Before joining Jaburg Wilk, Ilya represented clients in commercial litigation and complex real estate litigation cases. He has represented clients in both New York and Arizona.

    “Ilya is an outstanding addition to our family law group,” said … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, News Release

  • Getting Divorced? Don’t Forget to Update your Estate Plan

    Getting Divorced? Don’t Forget to Update your Estate Plan

    Why do estate planning documents need to be updated when a couple is getting divorced? This simple story illustrates one of the key reasons.

    An Arizona couple had been married for several years and during their marriage had built a very successful, multi-million-dollar business together. Perhaps they had focused on building the business rather than their marriage or maybe time simply changes relationships, … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Parental Alienation is Not an Allegation to be Used Lightly

    Parental Alienation is Not an Allegation to be Used Lightly

    Parental alienation is a term used in family law cases and typically found in families involved in high-conflict divorce or separation.  It is also known as resist/refuse parent-child relational problems. Many people believe that if a child resists or refuses contact with a parent - even temporarily - that alienation is the cause. This is not the case.  The allegation alone is a very strong … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article