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  • 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

  • How the Affordable Care Act Impacts COBRA

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    Hi, my name is Kraig Marton.  I'm the head of the employment law section at our firm.  As such I represent both employees and small to mid-size employers in all kinds of employment matters.

    How has the Affordable Care Act influenced or changed COBRA coverage?

    COBRA is a federal statute that gives employees certain rights and it has not really changed under the Act but, as a practical … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Healthcare, Article

  • Can You Move with Your Children if you Have Sole Custody?

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    This is a yes and no answer. Yes, you can move but there are some restrictions. For example, if you're moving more than 100 miles, you need to notify the other parent in writing at least sixty days in advance and the parent that's not moving needs to file an objection to prevent your move within thirty days. Assuming they don't object; then yes you can move. Now under certain circumstances you … Read More

  • Patience - Think Before Speaking

    Just because the thought comes into your head does not mean it should come out of your mouth. In many situations, it matters what you say next. When that is the case, you must think before saying anything. This does not mean uncomfortable, long silences before responding. Instead, it means you need to plan for important conversations, negotiations or presentations, and to think on your feet. 

    This can be … Read More

  • Joint Custody and Legal Decision Making

    In Hull v. Wesley [1] the Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals addressed legal decision-making for children in the context of pain medication.  These medications were taken during the pregnancy.  The child was born addicted to the pain medication and suffered withdrawal and complications after birth. The Appeals Court opinion is a … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Can I Complete My Divorce Without a Trial?

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    Hi, I'm Mitch Reichman. I'm a State Board of Arizona Certified Specialist in Family Law and I practice at Jaburg & Wilk.

    Will I Have to Appear in Court During my Divorce Proceeding?

    Yes, typically you'll have to appear in court at least once.  Judges in Maricopa County in divorce cases are very proactive and so they call the parties to appear in front of them early on in the case to … Read More

  • Who Has Child Custody Jurisdiction

    Who Has Child Custody Jurisidction- Mexico, Arizona, or California? 

    The decision in Margain vs. Ruiz-Bours [1] provides some insight into the workings of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act ("UCCJEA") as adopted by Arizona in Title 25, Chapter 8, Articles 1 through 3. 

    Facts of the Child Custody Case 

    The facts of the case are interesting. … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Why Mediation is Preferable to Litigation in a Divorce

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    Mediation is preferred to litigation for a myriad of reasons.  First of all, is the cost - mediation is invariably less expensive than litigation.  It is not a few thousand dollars less to mediate; many times it may be ten, twenty, or even thirty thousand dollars less than litigation.  In addition, a benefit of mediation is the case is over in four to twelve hours or maybe it … Read More