Family Law Practice in a Values-Based Culture
Once most non-family law attorneys find out my specialty, they say “I would never do what you do!" Given that they’re on the outside looking in, it is easy to understand why so many lawyers feel that way. For those of us who have found our calling in helping people achieve sufficiently successful outcomes to thrive after the end of an important relationship - their marriage - it is hard to imagine … Read More
Arizona Supreme Court Decides Parentage of Children born in Same Sex Marriages
On September 19, 2017, the Arizona Supreme Court delivered its decision in McLaughlin vs. Jones, (CV-16-0266-PR) answering the question of whether the statutory presumption of parenthood arising from a marriage applies equally to same-sex marriages as it does to other (opposite-sex) marriages. The decision is particularly interesting since conflicting opinions were recently issued by Divisions 1 and 2 of the … Read More
Getting Divorced? Four Cautionary Tips about Accessing Your Spouse’s Electronic Information
Question: I know my spouse’s passwords to their social media accounts, bank accounts and/or email accounts, can I log into their account and get the information we need to help win my case?
Answer: While this might sound like a really good idea, you shouldn’t do this for a few reasons. First of all, even though your spouse may have given you their& … Read More
Recent Arizona Appeals Court Ruling Clarifies Child Support Guideline Deviations
On June 15, 2017, the Arizona Court of Appeals (Division One) delivered its decision in Nia v. Nia (Nia v. Nia – 1 CA-CV 16-0380 FC). The Nia decision affirmed the decision of Judge Stephen Hopkins and serves to clarify various aspects of Arizona law regarding modification of child support including the legal consequence of a previously … Read More
Modifying Spousal Maintenance in Arizona: Are Changed Circumstances Continuing?
In Perkins vs. Perkins (1), Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals addressed the question of changed circumstances for the purposes of modifying a spousal maintenance order and what constituted ‘continuing’ (as opposed to temporary) changed circumstances. The opinion is a memorandum decision and is therefore not precedential; however, it … Read More
Do I Need a Social Media Clause in my Prenup?
Hi, I’m Jason Castle. I’m a partner at Jaburg & Wilk. My practice areas focus on family law and criminal defense.
Should I include a Social Media Clause in my Prenuptial Agreement?
Prenuptial agreements have grown in popularity over the last few years and prenuptial agreements are agreements that become effective at the date of marriage. They’re very broad in what they … Read More
The Advantages of Divorce Mediation
Hi, my name is Mitchell Reichman. I’m a board-certified Specialist in Family Law and chair of the Family Law Department at Jaburg & Wilk.
What is opting out and how can I pursue it?
Opting out is choosing to resolve a family law dispute outside the traditional judicial system and one method of opting out is choosing mediation as an alternative to resolving disputes. Mediation can … Read More
"For Better or For Worse"
"For Better or For Worse"
What: Mitchell Reichman, an attorney at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk is a presenter and panelist for State Bar of Arizona Law Institute
Where: 4201 N 24th St, Phoenix Read More
Joint Legal Decision Making Must Parental Addresses be Disclosed?
A recent Arizona Court of Appeals Division Two case - Jorgenson and Giannecchini - addressed whether a wife was required to disclose her residential address to her former husband. The opinion is a memorandum decision and it is therefore not precedential; it may however be cited for persuasive value subject to various limitations. The issue centered& … Read More
Do I need a Parenting Coordinator?
My name is Jason Castle. I’m a partner with Jaburg Wilk and my practice area is family law and criminal defense.
Should I Use a Parenting Coordinator?
Parenting coordinators are case specific. The first thing I would tell you is to consider what the parenting coordinator actually does, which is they deal with parenting time issues. I typically will describe client’s co-parenting … Read More