Jaburg Wilk


  • Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

    The same old, same old is the same as becoming stagnant. Said differently: don’t be a stick in the mud! Try to do something new a couple times a year to take you out of your comfort zone. What it is depends on you.  

    Maybe it’s trying something new, like hiking or Pilates. Maybe it’s attending a class or conference on a subject that interests you but has nothing to do with your career, … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • The Potential Benefits of Divorce Mediation

    Not all divorces need to be tried in court. Divorce mediation is an alternative the parties can choose instead of litigating their divorce in family law court and having the outcome decided by a judge.  Mediation is a private process of resolving disputes by engaging a neutral third party who acts as a facilitator.  Their role is to assist the divorcing couple … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Nondeductible Spousal Maintenance Who Wins Under the New Tax Law?

    Under the recently enacted tax reform act, spousal maintenance ordered by a decree or agreement executed after December 31, 2018 will no longer be deductible by the payer and will be tax free to the recipient. Supporters of this tax law change suggested that the deduction for “alimony” was a federal government subsidy that supported  … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Get Enough Sleep

    This seems so obvious, yet most of us don’t. You might; I know I generally don’t. I try, but so much to do and so little time…

    I read something that said adults generally need at least seven hours of sleep per night until the age of 60, after which most people need more. It seems like that should be easy, but it’s not always so simple. When you are busy at work (including the time spent … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Are Arizona Employees Entitled to a Paid Lunch Break?

    Many employees believe that they are entitled to a lunch break.  However, the answer – and in some cases the law - differs by state. In Arizona, employees are not entitled to a lunch break or even a ten-minute break because neither Arizona law nor the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to provide such breaks.

    The FLSA, however, does require employers to pay … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Turn Your New Year’s Resolution into a SMART Goal for a Better Chance to be Successful

    It is the first week of January. We all are back at work trying to recover from the holidays as the new year kicks into high gear out of the gate. Many of you likely made New Year’s resolutions. It could be one of the standards such as losing a certain amount of weight, starting an exercise program, drinking less soda, eating less candy, etc. Maybe it is something different and more personal to you. Or maybe … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Arizona District Court Rejects Discovery of Medical Expert's Previous Reports in Bad Faith Case

    The Holding 

    In Cheatwood v. Christian Brothers Services, 2018 WL 287389 (D. Ariz. Jan. 4, 2018) (Unpublished) (Order), a bad faith case arising from a health benefits claim, the Arizona District Court quashed portions of the Insureds’ subpoena to a medical expert which sought:  (a) all medical review reports prepared by the medical expert during the last five years, and (b)& … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Why it is Time for an Annual “Checkup” for Both You and Your Company

    Over the past few years many of you probably read my blog regarding having a checkup for you and your business. This does not involve the doctor, but it does involve all the other professionals in your personal and business life. Since that time, I decided to make this topic an annual tradition. This is based in part on the range of feedback I receive every year.

    Some of you said “What a great idea. I am … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Blog

  • 10 Steps to Take Now to Minimize Taxes under the New Tax Law

    The overhaul of the Internal Revenue Code was passed by Congress on December 21, 2017 and signed into law by the President.  Many changes become effective January 1, 2018.  Although 2017 is almost over, the following are some actions to consider taking now to potentially save taxes.  

    Before the end of 2017 consider taking the following actions:

    Pay 2017 state and local income taxes in 2017. … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Estate Planning, Tax, Article

  • Never Underestimate the Handwritten Thank You

    Most of you remember when “the usual” was sending anything and everything by mail. People do things for you, oftentimes going out of their way, all the time. Do you acknowledge these people? If not, why not? If so, how? 


    If someone does something meaningful, you need to let them know. I understand not all people are doing things to receive thanks, or even comfortable with praise at all. … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog