Jaburg Wilk

News/Publications

  • Traveling with Medical Marijuana Across State Lines?

    I live in Arizona and I have a medical marijuana card, is it possible to bring medicine from out of state? In recent years, two of Arizona's neighbors (Colorado and California) have changed their laws to allow adults to purchase and consume recreational marijuana legally.  Arizona voters passed the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (“AMMA”) to allow qualifying patients to purchase and use … Read More

    Categories: Other, Article

  • 2018 Estate Tax Changes

    Under the new tax law, estate tax has not been repealed.   However, there is relief for higher net worth individuals, business owners and people with large estates that have little or no liquidity who previously might have sold their assets to pay estate taxes. 

    Effective January 1, 2018, the new estate tax laws increased the lifetime exclusion … Read More

    Categories: Estate Planning, Tax, Article

  • The Facts Matter

    A fact is defined as a thing that is indisputably the case or a piece of information used as evidence or as part of a report or news article. This is why it is important to know the facts or check facts you hear before relying on them or passing them; don’t simply take them as true. 

    We live in a world where most people blindly believe what they read on the Internet or hear on television. But facts and … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Resolving Parenting Time Conflicts

    In Arizona, when parents are no longer married or not living together in paternity matters, they may have an agreement for parenting their children (legal decision making) and parenting time for when each parent will be with their children.   The agreement may be a written agreement that they mutually agreed upon or they could have had the family law … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Carissa Seidl Named to Executive Board for The Maricopa County Bar Association Family Law Section

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (2/23/2018) –  Carissa Seidl was appointed to the Executive Board for the Maricopa County Bar Association Family Law Section for a two-year term.

    The board is responsible for organizing and facilitating educational as well as social events for family law professionals.  Additionally, it is an important forum for the exchange of ideas and … Read More

    Categories: Other, News Release

  • An Easy and Effective Way for Employers to Protect Themselves

    Imagine this scenario: Your company is in Arizona and one of your sales representatives goes to work for a competitor. He knows all about your pricing and bidding practices, so he helps your competitor undercut your prices. He then calls all of your customers and offers discounted pricing while telling them about the many flaws in your organization. After successfully soliciting many of your customers, he … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Arizona Jury Awards Over $6 Million Against Insurer in Bad Faith Case

    The Award

    In McClure v. CC Services Inc. & Country Life Insurance Company dba Country Life Financial, an Arizona insurance bad faith case arising from a disability claim, a jury awarded $1.29 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.

    The Takeaway

    Although Arizona has a reputation for conservative juries—particularly Phoenix juries in Maricopa County—the award … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Do You Perform Well Under Pressure?

    When the heat is on, how do you perform? Can you remain calm? Can you focus on the task at hand? Or do you crack under pressure? Or maybe you take out your stress on those around you? If so, you need to find ideas and tools to remain calm and focus, like Shaun White did last night. 

    On February 13th, I watched him win his third Olympic gold medal in the snowboard halfpipe competition in the last four … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Be Persistent and Believe in Yourself

    Believing in yourself sounds easy, but we all have our own insecurities to overcome in given situations. Sometimes the easiest road is to fold and not move forward. Taking the easy way generally is the path to things staying the same or getting worse, but we all say we want to do better and be successful. I think part of the reason is persistence. Some people have it and some people don’t. For those who do, … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog