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Protecting your Business from a Lack of “Wedded Bliss”

Richard and Rachel Rich married 30 years ago and enjoyed a tempestuous union ever since. One year prior to their marriage, Richard started up a small computer products company, Orange Computers....more

September 2014 Estate Planning Update: When to Review and Update Your Estate Plan

Have you recently married or gotten divorced? A change in marital status definitely warrants another look at your estate plan. If a person gets married and fails to update their estate plan, it can result in the new spouse...more

Is Your Debt Destroying Your Marriage?

The #1 thing married couples fight about is money. In fact, in a recent study conducted by Money Magazine, 70% of married couples argue about finances – more than household chores, togetherness, sex, snoring, and what’s for...more

Family Law Newsletter - May 2014

In This Issue: - Marriage, Divorce & Your Business - New Child Support Guidelines Under Virginia Code Section 20 108.2: What Do They Mean for You? - Moving Out of the Marital Home - Should You Stay or...more

The Seven-Year Itch: Fact or Fiction?

“Is there really such a thing as the seven-year itch?” Family law attorneys are asked this question all the time. The catch-phrase is commonly used by psychologists to refer to a declining interest in remaining married after...more

The Marriage Diet

Did you know that marriage can keep you thin? I call it the marriage diet. For if you have a lifestyle clause in your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, you may have contracted to keep your weight at a certain level,...more

Grey Marriage + Grey Divorce = Financial Elder Abuse?

The phenomenon of “grey divorce”- the term referring to the demographic trend of an increasing divorce rate for older (“grey haired”) couples – has been in the news since 2013, when Bowling Green State University in Ohio...more

2014 New Family Laws

Some years, family law is chock full of new laws both from the courts and from the legislature. But, not this year; 2013 was more of a blip than a bang for family law. Here are some of the highlights of the more interesting...more

Popping The Question: How To Propose A Prenuptial Agreement To Your Partner

For those who’ve kept up with the Kardashians, you’re aware that there’s trouble in “Khlodom” (i.e. the marriage between reality-TV star Khloe Kardashian and her basketball playing hubby, Lamar Odom). On Friday, December 13,...more

Beware of Entering into Business with your Spouse

The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Maryland, recently rendered a tax decision noteworthy to all married couples who participate in their business together. The case, Johnson v. U.S., decided November 5,...more

What is a petition for dissolution of marriage and what does it mean to serve the petition?  [Video]

Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's family law attorney Jason Castle discusses what a petition for dissolution of marriage is and what it means to serve the petition when going through divorce....more

How Long Will My Divorce Take in Maricopa County?

The length of a divorce proceeding in Maricopa County is dependent on several factors. The first factor is dependent on the spouses. The increased conflict and animosity between spouses, along with attachment to...more

A Quick Reference Guide to Preparing for a Divorce

It’s hard to dismantle and disentangle a shared life. Fear and anxiety about divorce, the legal process and personal transition, frequently keep people in marriages that are abusive, plagued by infidelity, or fraught with...more

Divorce Court Bullying

Bullying, as defined by Wikipedia, is “the use of force or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or to aggressively impose a certain type of domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.” We have heard about...more

Marriage, Divorce and Your Business

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

Are You (or Your Spouse) Legally Competent to Divorce?

Many people joke that all people getting divorced have temporary diminished capacity because it is during divorce that we often see otherwise confident, smart and successful people engage in foolish behaviors. But, putting...more

Life Insurance After Divorce

During marriage, a very typical scenario is for spouses to name each other as the beneficiary to each person’s individual life insurance policy. Once a divorce is commenced, a beneficiary designation cannot be changed until...more

Could You, Would You?

I have seen many people do many things for varying reasons when faced with a hotly contested divorce or child custody matter. Unless you ever confront such a difficult situation, some of the things people do may seem...more

Why Arizona Business Owners Need A Premarital Agreement

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

Tips to an Expensive Divorce

Wikipedia defines reverse psychology as “a technique involving the advocacy of a belief or behavior that is opposite to the one desired, with the expectation that this approach will encourage the subject of the persuasion to...more

Marriage and Capacity: The Mental Competence Needed To Tie (and Untie) the Knot

Roughly half of all marriages in the United States eventually end in divorce. The statistics are even bleaker in California, where the divorce rate hovers at around sixty percent. In light of these odds, getting married in...more

Arizona Bankruptcy or Divorce – Which Comes First?

The number one stress factor cited in a majority of marriages is money. So it should come as no surprise that many divorces are either preceded by a bankruptcy or that one follows soon thereafter....more

Use Of A Jointly Engaged Valuation Expert In A Divorce; How to Make the Process Work

In recent years it has become more common for divorcing spouses to agree to jointly engage one expert to value the marital interest in a business or professional practice. ...more

Can I appeal my divorce case? [Video]

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

Arguing over Money Leads to Divorce: 4 Common Misconceptions about Money & Marriage

It’s official. According to Sonya Britt, a Kansas State University researcher, arguing about money early in a relationship is the top predictor of divorce. And if money disagreements lead a couple to divorce court, most...more

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