Rowley Chapman & Barney, Ltd.

63 E. Main Street, Suite 501
Mesa, AZ 85201, United States

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The Law of Gift-Giving

The holidays are upon us. Soon children will be writing their letters to Santa and imagining what treasures might be left under the Christmas tree. Over the next several weeks, people of all ages will be trying to come up with…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Avoiding the Pitfalls from Separation to Divorce and Beyond

Going through a legal separation or divorce is a very stressful, emotional and financially taxing period in anyone’s life. There are many pressing issues that take center stage in a divorce, especially if you have minor…more
| Family Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Who Should Be My Life Insurance Beneficiary? #EstatePlanningAttorney

The question, “who should be your designated beneficiary under your life insurance policy” is a very important family decision that should be made after careful consideration of all relevant family and financial goals in mind…more
| Insurance, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Should I Name My Minor Child as a Beneficiary or Contingent Beneficiary of My Life Insurance Policy?

As an estate planning attorney in Mesa, Arizona I am frequently asked the question by parents: Should I name a minor child as a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of a life insurance policy? This question has very important…more
| Insurance, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Your Living Trust is Not Complete if it is Not Funded Properly #Estate-Planning-Attorney

If you have taken the time, either on your own or with the help of an experienced estate planning attorney, to create a trust based estate plan, and you have not taken the next step to ensure all of your assets have been…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Medical Marijuana Authorized for All Probationers #Marijuana-Attorney

In a case of first impression, Division 2 of the Arizona Court of Appeals recently decided that a person on probation could use medical marijuana so long as that use was compliant with the guidelines established by the Arizona…more
| Criminal Law

Can the Police Look at My Cell Phone Without a Warrant? #CriminalDefenseAttorney

For the past century, the United States Supreme Court has given the police the right to search (without a warrant) a person who has been legally arrested. See Weeks v. United States, 232 U.S. 383, 392 (1914). Unfortunately, as a…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Privacy

Mile-High Marijuana for Arizonans #CriminalDefenseAttorney

As a criminal defense attorney in Arizona, I was paying particularly close attention on January 1, 2014, when Colorado became the first state in the Union to permit the legal use of recreational marijuana. In amending their…more
| Criminal Law

Time Out for Domestic Violence #FamilyLawAttorney

As a family law attorney and as a private citizen, I find it very disturbing to hear about the recent events involving professional football players Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson which has highlighted both the prevalence and the…more
| Criminal Law, Family Law

Teen Sexting Can Lead to Criminal Charges #CriminalAttorney

Teenagers who take sexually explicit photos or videos and text them to their friends may subject the sender and receiver to possible child pornography charges…more
| Criminal Law

The Business Law Of Twinkies and Trade Names #BusinessLawAttorney

Being a business law attorney it came to my attention, as I walked down the snack food aisle at the grocery store, and noticed a product that looked similar to a “Twinkie” that product copying can clearly be a problem for a…more
| Intellectual Property

What Can We Learn From Robin Williams’ Estate Plan? #EstatePlanningAttorney

The unfortunate death of actor Robin Williams in August 2014 has sparked numerous articles, blogs and commentary on his life, family, comedy, mental illness, depression, and his estate plan…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

A Family Law Attorney Wonders – A Beta Marriage…What is going on? #FamilyLawAttorney

Family Law is evolving . Millenials are the driving force. (Millenials are those reaching adulthood around the year 1980-2000). The actual definition of marriage is at the forefront. It is called the Beta marriage. So what is a…more
| Family Law

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney – How Can I be Guilty of DUI Drugs if I Possess a Medical Marijuana Card?

As a criminal defense attorney in Arizona, I am consistently meeting people who are downright distraught and confused to have been charged with DUI Drugs (sometimes referred to as “drugged driving”) when the only drug they were…more
| Criminal Law

In Business & Corporate Law Avoiding a Messy Business Divorce is Important! #BusinessAttorney

When people come together to begin a business, they may not think the time will come when they will not get along. But if, after many years, you and your business partner no longer see eye-to-eye when it comes to how to operate…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts
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