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  • Protecting Children: What to Do When a Spouse Abuses Drugs

    Video Transcript:

    My spouse is abusing drugs and I'm concerned for my children.  What can I do?

    If you're afraid for your children's safety you might want to consider getting an order of protection. Order of protections would be issued by a court in order to ensure that the party is not interacting, engaging or contacting the protected persons. Assuming you're not talking about safety and you're just … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • How Pay if Paid Clauses Work in Arizona Construction Law

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    Hi, I'm Mark Bogard, I'm a construction law attorney with the law firm Jaburg Wilk.

    What is a "Pay-if-paid" Clause?

    A "pay-if-paid" clause is a condition precedent, at least those are the fancy words that we give it in the courtroom. A condition precedent is simply a condition or something that must occur before something else can happen. In a "pay-if-paid" or a "pay-when-paid" clause … Read More

    Categories: Construction, Blog

  • Does Pokémon GO Lure You in With a Dangerous Privacy Policy and Terms of Use?

    For years, we have been lamenting that our young people spend too much  time indoors playing computer games and not enough time outside or connecting with others.  Yet, those same critics now condemn young Pokémon Go players who venture out on Pokémon hunts for a myriad of perceived sins including inattentiveness and irresponsible behavior. Critics also revel in slamming … Read More

    Categories: Internet and Technology, Article

  • Challenges in Managing the CEO's Divorce

    Representing a high-level executive in his or her divorce presents unique and recurring challenges to a Family Law practitioner. While every client's divorce has its own particular circumstances, representing high net worth senior level executives have certain commonalities among them regardless of their profession and industry. These include the absence of time to devote to divorce-related tasks and difficulties … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Family Law, Publication

  • Opt Out of the AZ Family Law Court System

    People seeking to be divorced or to resolve other problems in the Family Law Division of the Maricopa County Superior Court in the State of Arizona can find themselves trapped in a system that is not well suited to meet their needs. Despite the best efforts of well-intentioned judicial officers and administrators the fundamental problem is that there are simply too many cases and insufficient resources. In 2015 … Read More

  • Does Your Company Need a Written Social Media Policy?

    Video Transcript:

    Hi, I'm Kraig Marton and I do the employment law here in the firm.

    Should an Employer Have a Written Social Media Policy?

    Absolutely.  Companies should have a social media policy that provides guidelines to the employees about what can and can't be done and what can and can't be said.  Now I also suggest that employers currently check with their counsel because that is in such a … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Right to Sue Letter From the EEOC, Now What?

    A Right to Sue Letter was issued from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission("EEOC") or the Arizona Civil Rights Division ("ACRD"), and you are not sure what to do next.  Here are some things to consider. 

    1. All Is Not Lost

    A Right to Sue letter is issued when the agency cannot determine whether the employer discriminated against an employee. It does not mean a claim is weak. … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • What Makes Someone an Expert Witness?

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    Hi, my name is Matt Anderson. I'm an attorney at Jaburg Wilk and I devote my practice to a general civil litigation defense practice.

    What Makes Someone an Expert Witness in the Eyes of the Law?

    Arizona follows the Federal Rules of Evidence in this regard and so the general rule is that an expert can be qualified to offer expert opinions through knowledge, education, background, training and … Read More

  • What Can I Do if My Employer Has Not Paid My Wages?

    Question: My employer has not paid my wages.  What can I do?

    Answer: In Arizona, if you are terminated from your position, your employer must pay your wages within seven days of your last working day or the next payday, whichever is sooner.

    However, if you voluntarily quit your job, your employer may pay you on your next regularly scheduled payday.  

    If you have not been timely paid, you … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Blog

  • Child Support: Who Pays the Travel Costs

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    Do I Have to Pay Travel Costs for my Children to See Me?

    Do I have to pay travel costs for my children to see me or their other parent? The cost of traveling comes up more frequently now than I previously remember it did.  This becomes a big consideration as you start talking about airline flights and the cost of transportation. The court is not required to study transportation costs; … Read More