Read Family Law updates, news, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
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
The tax laws provide many opportunities for grandparents to provide for their grandkids' financial, educational and other needs. If you have grandchildren, or anticipate their arrival, providing for their future security may...more
Recent publication of the Discount for Lack of Marketability(DLOM) Job aid for IRS Valuation
Professionals has brought fresh scrutiny to the various methods used by valuation practitioners for determining discount for lack of...more
Unless you don’t watch TV or use the Internet, you have probably heard of the popular movie and book, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” written by a Swedish investigative journalist, Stieg Larsson - This is an interesting...more
In a January 2011 article we addressed the changes to the gift and estate tax provisions contained in the 2010 Tax Relief Act.
Everything may change at the end of 2012 so it is more important than ever to take a look at...more
Though the trust is a judge-made creature of equity, the last eighty years have seen numerous rounds of uniform legislation codifying various aspects of the law of trusts, beginning with the Uniform Principal and Income Act...more
Don’t make the mistake of viewing estate planning as a post-death issue; with the right person taking care of you and your affairs, the value of a well-drafted Trust will likely become evident while you are still able to...more
Thank you to everyone that attended our Successor Trustee Workshop on November 17th, 2011. It was a great success! Below is the presentation that attorney Ron Adams gave. If you have any questions about this presentation...more
Good record-keeping, following the instructions of the trust or will, and communicating effectively with interested parties are key steps in carrying out your fiduciary duties. Read on to find out some of the personal...more
If a relative or friend has named you to be the successor trustee of their trust (or to be the personal representative of their estate, if they have only a Will), you may feel honored by their confidence in you but uncertain...more
Asset Protection, Are Your Children A Lawsuit Exposure?
We all like to think our kids are better behaved, smarter, and more sensible than the ones we see in the news or read about, but their exposures are unpredictable and...more
Many entrenepreneurs have spent decades building their business right alongside raising their family. But for as much calculating thought as they have put into running a profitable company, they probably have devoted mush...more
THE POWER OF ADDICTION
Never, ever, I mean do not underestimate the power of addiction. Whether it is your addiction, a family member’s addiction or a friend’s addiction, it is all the same. Some are more self...more
There is no doubt that planning your estate means having to think of your death, and the ones left behind. It's not a happy subject, but it is one that must be done for the sake of everyone involved. The next time you think...more