Jaburg Wilk

News/Publications

  • Modification of Child Support or Spouse Maintenance

    Question: My income has changed significantly. Can I seek either a temporary or permanent modification of child support or spousal maintenance?

    In order to be eligible for a downward modification of child support or spousal maintenance, a person must establish a change in circumstances that is both substantial and continuing. The burden is on the party requesting the modification to demonstrate this change. … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Blog

  • Business Valuations and Divorce During Pandemic

    Question: I am in the midst of my divorce and my business and/or professional practice is being valued. How, or, will the dramatic changes happening now be considered?

    There has never been a more challenging time for a valuation expert to render a supportable opinion about the value of a business or professional practice. The standard that governs a judge’s decision about the date to be used in valuing a … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Blog

  • Exercise Impacts the Rest of Your Life in a Positive Way

    Exercise is so important. It’s not to sport a six pack of abs or Popeye like biceps, but to give your body something it needs. Exercise benefits your body and your brain.

    To quote the Rolling Stones, “you gotta move.” When you are healthy, movement helps your body to be healthier (this is easy to Google and see why). Movement helps your body physically, but also mentally. In times of stress - … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • The FMLA Expands to Cover More Employers

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is effective April 2, 2020. The law requires some employers to provide employees paid sick leave for COVID-19 related events and expands FMLA.

    The Law Applies to Many Employers, But Not All Employers

    The Act applies to government and employers with 500 or fewer employees. However, employers of healthcare providers and emergency responders “may elect to exclude& … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • I-9 Flexibility for Employers Due to COVID-19

    The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has announced temporary flexibility related to Form I-9 requirements.

    Employers with employees taking physical proximity precautions due to COVID-19 will not be required to review the employee’s identity and employment authorization documents in the employee’s presence until normal operations resume. Employers, however, are required to inspect … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Blog

  • New Paid Sick Time Law Impacts Employers

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is effective April 2, 2020. The law requires some employers to provide employees paid sick leave for COVID-19 related events and expands FMLA.

    The Law Applies to Many Employers, But Not All Employers

    The Act applies to government and employers with 500 or fewer employees. However, employers of healthcare providers and emergency responders “may elect to exclude& … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • SBA Offers Economic Disaster Relief Program to Small Business

    On March 19, 2020, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order aimed at restraining the spread of COVID-19 which limits many business operations in Arizona. Impacted small businesses are wondering how are they going to manage – and keep their business viable -with these operational restrictions.

    The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) is offering an economic disaster relief program. … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Blog

  • Does COVID-19 Change Child Custody Agreements?

    The world is rapidly changing. Some states have already enacted shelter-in-place orders. I am frequently being asked what does this mean for Arizona co-parenting agreements? Each parent still has a court-ordered RIGHT to see their children. Shelter-in-place orders do not prohibit travel for court-ordered parenting time. This means you need to abide by your Arizona family court order and exchange your child as … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Legal Update: Status of Arizona State and Federal Litigation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    The Arizona Supreme Court issued the attached order “Authorizing Limitation of Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency” intended to “revise, clarify, and add to” the Arizona Supreme Court’s March 16th Order. The primary takeaways from the revised Arizona Supreme Court Order are:

    Arizona’s state courts remain open for business, with certain … Read More

    Categories: Litigation, Article

  • EEOC Issues Guidance to Employers During Coronavirus Pandemic

    In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the EEOC has issued guidance regarding the Americans with Disability Act, as amended (the “ADA”) in relation to pandemic issues faced in the workplace. The guidance is available here. Below is a distillation of the EEOC’s guidance.

    Employers may require employees displaying influenza-like symptoms to stay home. Employers can ask about general symptoms but … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article