2021 Amendments to Arizona’s Homestead Statute Confused Yet?
There has been a good amount of commentary regarding Arizona House Bill 2617, which amends the Arizona Homestead Statute, and related statutes, effective January 1, 2022. Despite what appears to be the consensus, the Bill is not primarily anti-consumer, and has significant redeeming qualities. On the other hand, the statutory amendments raise a host of new questions and uncertainties, creating a likelihood of … Read More
Mediate, Not Litigate
Your client just received a demand letter, or conversely your client wants to file a lawsuit against an adverse party. Often, the best time to resolve disputes is before the parties engage in litigation. Whether representing a plaintiff or a defendant, the benefits of participating in pre-litigation mediation are abundant. There are five key reasons why attorneys should urge clients, and opposing counsel, to … Read More
The Right to Recover Attorney's Fees
If you talk to anyone who has been a party to a lawsuit, they are almost certainly going to comment as to how expensive it was. Unless an attorney is hired on a “contingency fee” basis – which is seldom an option in business-related cases, the client must pay his or her attorney based to prosecute or defend their case, based upon the time that is spent by their attorney. And although … Read More
The Difference Between Arbitration, Mediation, and a Trial
Transcript of Arbitration Vs. Trial
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.
Arbitration is different than trial in important ways. First, arbitration occurs in private offices and so the process is confidential. Another way it’s different is if arbitrators are not bound by time constraints that … Read More
5 Easy Steps to Derail Your Attorney/Client Relationship
When clients come to me for legal advice, I assume they will consider my advice, if not follow it. However, for sake of argument, let's say you are different and you want to know the best ways to negatively impact the attorney/client relationship. In my opinion, there are five ways to get your relationship off to a bad start, or if it was going well, to insure that it gets worse. For both … Read More