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
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
Six Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Presenting at Arizona State Bar Convention
The Arizona State Bar Convention is held in June of each year. A large portion of the event is providing CLE to attorneys. The following are seminars that Jaburg Wilk attorneys have planned or are presenting at:
Life Insurance and Retirement Plan Considerations in Today’s Estate Planning Environment
Assisting estate planners and probate litigators to identify issues and opportunities for clients … Read More
Inadvertent Transmutation - How What was ‘Mine’ became ‘Ours’
We frequently represent clients who have engaged in some type of transaction with his or her spouse during the marriage that inadvertently causes them to lose certain rights to property unknowingly. This often happens in the context of acquiring or refinancing a home.
Is It a Loan or a Gift?
When a home is acquired, sometimes one of the parties’ parents will contribute money towards the down payment. … Read More
Family Law Judges Can No Longer Make Parental Decisions in Arizona
Where will Emma go to school? Will Jacob’s acne be treated with Accutane? Is Jackson going to see a therapist? For many years divorced parents in Arizona - with equal parenting rights and an inability to agree on such decisions - could raise their differences to a family law judge. That judge would resolve the parent’s conflict by making decisions for them relating to that issue. However, that … Read More
How is Child Support and Alimony Determined in Arizona?
When divorcing couples have minor children, frequently the amount of child support is an issue in the divorce. In Arizona, child support can be estimated using the Arizona Child Support guidelines. The courts provide a free calculator that can be used to determine what a divorcing parent's child support obligations might be. They consider amount of time with each parent, … Read More
Let Kids Be Kids!
When getting divorced or filing for post-decree modifications, it is vital to keep the children out of the divorce action and legal proceedings. The more normal their life is, the better it will be for them and the easier it may be for them to navigate through the divorce of their parents. Divorce or changes to parenting time is traumatic for children. They … 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