What is a Special Master?
How does mediation work in my divorce?
What is Community Property?
What is an AFI? How is it used in my case?
Arbitration vs. Trial
Why does my spouse have an interest in my separate business?
Does my spouse's affair have an impact on my divorce case?
Parenting Time in Arizona - What Does it Mean?
If I won my case, why do I need to worry about an appeal?
What is a Parenting Coordinator and Why Do We Need One?
What is arbitration?
What are the advantages of mediation?
How much will I receive in spousal maintenance?
Do same sex couples have the same legal rights as other couples?
What are the steps of an appeal?
What is Opting Out?
How is litigation involving spouses handled in Arizona?
Is a trial my only option during a divorce?
Fighting for Education Rights: Equal Justice for Pregnant and Parenting Students
Who pays attorney fees in a divorce proceeding?
In another federal action that employers need take note of, last week the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its “Commission Guidance Regarding the Definition of the Terms ‘Spouse’ and ‘Marriage’ Following the...more
While many associate the word divorce as synonymous with painful and messy, a paradigm shift in conflict resolution has led to a specialty known as “collaborative divorce.” Gaining traction in Pennsylvania and part of an...more
Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk appellate attorney Kathi Sandweiss discusses why people need to be aware of an appeal, even if they won their case. For more information visit www.jaburgwilk.com. ...more
In our previous post, Same-Sex Marriage Partners Now Covered by FMLA, we reported on the final FMLA rule that expanded the definition of “spouse” under the FMLA to include employees in legal same-sex marriages. ...more
A trust is not a trust if the “trustee” alone holds legal title to the subject property and alone possesses the entire beneficial/equitable interest. Instead, he owns the subject property outright and free of trust, all...more
The civil portion of the Illinois Supreme Court’s argument docket for the January term begins tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Court’s temporary courtroom on the 18th floor of the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 N....more
On November 5, 2013, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), issued an unpublished decision reversing the denial of an adjustment application and holding that the respondent was not required to obtain an employment...more
Inherent in a trustee’s discretionary authority to make a distribution of trust property outright and free of trust to a permissible beneficiary of the trust may well be the authority to distribute the property instead to...more
Kathi Sandweiss, an Appellate attorney at Phoenix Arizona's Business Law Firm Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. talks about appealing a divorce decree . She also talks about kinds of things that are typically appealed in divorce such as...more
Legal links of interest for the week ending March 15, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
by Steven J. Getman, Esq.
Attorney Steven Getman reports on some of the stories about courts, the law and lawyers in the news this past...more
On January 8, 2013, the Michigan Court of Appeals, in a two-to-one decision, held that the Michigan Civil Service Commission could extend eligibility in the State Health Plan to “other eligible adult individuals” (OEAI) who...more
For those U.S. taxpayers who are married to non-residents there is a new form of marriage penalty if the spouses filed joint returns. To be eligible to file joint returns an election must be made with the first joint return...more
In This Issue:
Court of Appeals Reverses Appellate Division, Holds that EchoStar’s Equipment Purchases Qualified as Sales for Resale; Appellate Court Holds Electronic Messaging Services Subject to Sales Tax; ALJ Finds...more
This morning, the Illinois Supreme Court announced that it will issue four more civil opinions on Friday morning to close out 2012. The upcoming decisions deal with issues as diverse as res judicata and absolute immunity,...more
This past Friday, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would consider whether the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unlawfully denies benefits to gay and lesbian couples who are married in states that allow such...more
On February 1, 2012, the new Wills and Succession Act (“WSA”) came into force, consolidating succession legislation in Alberta. The legislation – as originally unveiled - included significant amendments to portions of the...more
Prompted by many inquiries from employers about recent significant developments in workplace laws, Lane Powell provides the following overview on the Marriage Equality Act and the recreational marijuana initiative passed by...more
Access to funds – for living expenses and attorney’s fees – is often a challenge for a stay-at-home spouse or domestic partner during a dissolution. The working spouse or partner continues to have income and the ability to...more
On October 17, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) proposed updates to existing regulations to make it easier for spouses or partners who do not work outside of the home to qualify for credit cards. The...more
In November 2011, a new Illinois law became effective that allows Illinois born adult adoptees to obtain non-certified copies of their birth certificates from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Adoptees must be at...more
Significant changes came into effect on January 1, 2012, regarding the treatment of pension benefits of Ontario members who go through a breakdown of their spousal relationships. The new regime is a big improvement over the...more
Covered employers must provide paid sick leave to employees and equal health benefits to employees' life partners.
On July 1, two new ordinances went into effect in Philadelphia; both will affect employers that contract...more
Many couples going through marital separations (divorce) have interests in foreign assets. Often these are dual nationals who have interests in family businesses in their country of origin, but regardless of the source of the...more
More often than not, spouses name each other as beneficiaries on various testamentary documents. Through inadvertence, oversight, or just bad timing (i.e., dying too fast) they often do not get around to removing a former...more
Giddyap! It's been a short week, but we have tons to talk about in the labor and employment law world!
Thinking out loud about the impact of yesterday's DOMA decision on the Family and Medical Leave Act. The U.S. Court...more
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