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What is an appeal and how do I know if I should appeal?
What is a petition for dissolution of marriage and what does it mean to serve the petition?
How long will it take for my divorce to be final and how much will it cost?
What is spousal maintenance and how is it determined in Arizona?
Protecting Separate Property in Arizona: Basic Principles
How Can I Make the Most Out of the First Meeting?
Can I appeal my divorce case?
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
Yours, Mine and Ours (not yet!): An Update on the Patentability of Human Genes
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Tom Cruise's Divorce Lawyer: Money Motivates Quick Settlements
Allen Matkins Sponsors CASA Hispanic Advisory Council Art Workshop for Kids
New FHA Fresh Start Program provides mortgage financing in as little as 12-Months after a bankruptcy, short sale or foreclosure. Restrictions apply. Please contact a qualified mortgage broker for details. Stop struggling...more
A recent HBO documentary details the impact of the "Great Recession" on Long Island residents....more
In a June 28, 2012 Report to Congress, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB or the Bureau) published its study of reverse mortgage transactions. This study was required by Section 1076 of the Dodd-Frank Wall...more
Bankruptcy and divorce often coincide. The common question arises: When is the best time to file bankruptcy, before or after the divorce? Filing bankruptcy before divorce is almost always the recommended path. ...more
Much of the time I spend with clients is helping them understand the bankruptcy process. However, I do try and help clients understand the consequences of bankruptcy and in doing so one of the first questions I get is how...more
A big fear for many prior to bankruptcy is the thought of having wages garnished. This is a well-founded worry as in Arizona up to 25% of each paycheck can be garnished and paid to your creditors. However, what most people...more
I came across an article MSNBC’s website about the foreclosure mess that we are all currently living through that estimated there have been 5 million homes foreclosed on this the Great Recession started. Considering that the...more
Despite the George Strait song, you can’t just “give it away” when it comes to bankruptcy. A common question I get in bankruptcy consultations is whether you can simply “give” away your assets to a family member or take your...more
Credit Unions – Good Cop/Bad Cop
When times are good your credit union can seem like they are your best friend. However, if times get bad, the credit union may be your most unforgiving creditor. Credit unions have...more
A family law attorney’s greatest nightmare is covering uncharted areas of law, which always seem to loom on the horizon and threaten the accuracy of the advice provided to clients. Family law crossover issues have become...more
Take a journey from your head to your heart and bring your wallet with you. This white paper is a personal journey and can be shared with clients and consumers. Enjoy....more
As the recession continues states like Arizona are continuing to see a decline in average incomes for its residents. For the second straight year the median income for Arizona residents has declined. In this article I...more
Today in the Wall Street Journal there is an article on new regulations that are being imposed on debt collectors in New Mexico. The new law requires that debt collectors notify the consumer if the statute of limitations has...more
Can I Get Rid Of My QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) By Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
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Breaking the illusion of the current economic crisis by taking a symbolic look at the classic film, Wizard of Oz. I propose a sequel. ...more
The Huffington Post reported on a sad and frightening phenomenon- elderly couples forced to divorce to obtain relief from medical bills and to qualify for social security benefits.
The article details the plight of Mary...more