What is Community Property?
Does my spouse's affair have an impact on my divorce case?
Parenting Time in Arizona - What Does it Mean?
How much will I receive in spousal maintenance?
Is a trial my only option during a divorce?
Who pays attorney fees in a divorce proceeding?
Should I Get a Job While Going Through My Divorce? Can I Quit My Job?
Can my ex-spouse see our children if he/she does not pay the court ordered child support?
What do we do with the children once the divorce action is filed?
Can I complete my divorce without a trial?
Can I appeal a dissolution?
What is a Resolution Management Conference?
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?
Can I appeal my divorce case?
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
Protecting family assets in the event of a divorce is particularly significant for family business owners, who typically want to avoid sharing ownership with their ex-spouses or their children’s ex-spouses. A prenuptial...more
The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015) on June 26, 2015. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage...more
Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk Family Law attorney Jason B. Castle discusses what community property is and what qualifies as community property. For more information visit www.jaburgwilk.com. ...more
The receipt of spousal support and a share of the community property in a divorce does not relieve the spouse who is being financially supported from being accountable for his or her financial future. Just when one thinks...more
Loss carry-forward is a frequently forgotten asset in divorces. Whether the loss arises from the operation of a business (Net Operating Loss) or sale of stocks (capital loss), it is a valuable asset which may be used to...more
In This Issue:
- Unintended consequences: After divorce, review your
estate plan to avoid surprises
- Protecting your real estate assets
- How will the GST tax affect your estate plan?
For many married couples in California and other community property states, a closely-held business is the most valuable community asset. And whether or not they’re in a community property state, both spouses may be active...more
Arizona is a community property state. That basically means that both parties have control of property earned or purchased during the marriage(There are aEqual Property Division in Divorce number of exceptions to this but...more
Conventional wisdom is that a spouse’s earnings from separate property are community property. But it’s not that simple. In Benavides v. Mathis a Texas court denied wife Leticia’s claim to one-half of the income derived from...more
In 2011, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided the case of Focht v. Focht, 32 A.3d 668 (Pa. 2011), which resolved prior conflicting case law on the issue of whether an award or settlement proceeds from a personal injury...more
Many universities have standard patent assignment agreements that assign inventions of a university employee to the university. But what if the inventor is married? Or, what if the inventor marries during his or her...more
If you own a business, or any asset for that matter, and you intend to marry or divorce, you need to read this.
Virginia is not a community property state. But it is an equitable distribution state. What does that...more
Arizona is a community property state which means all property acquired by either spouse during the marriage is, by statute, presumed to be community property. ...more
Arizona is a community property state and community property law controls the division of all assets of your marital estate....more
In California community property rules control the division of assets and liabilities in divorce. Community property is any property, regardless of where it is situated, which is acquired during the marriage. Unless there...more
Just as it makes sense to have a lawyer handle the legal issues of divorce, ending a marriage involves such important financial considerations that an accountant should be part of the decision-making process. But not every...more
In divorces, a business is often an asset of the marriage. One spouse typically is the “operating spouse” and he or she is in partnership with another person or persons. Assuming the spouse’s interest in the business has a...more
Americans owe nearly $1 trillion dollars in student loan debt. As of 2010, student loans have even surpassed credit card debt, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. With student loan debt being so common, many...more
California has “no fault” divorce, which means it does not matter why a marriage breaks up or which spouse is responsible for the breakup. Therefore all community property is divided equally and spousal support (alimony) is...more
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