Arizona Personal Injury Attorney | How to Really Mess Up Your Auto Accident Case

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How To Really Mess Up Your Auto Accident Case When an auto accident happens that is not your fault, you have decisions to make. The better you do on those decisions, the better (and easier) your case can go. The opposite is obviously true, too. Here are some GREAT ways to mess up your crash case: After the accident, don’t … Read More

Police Jurisdiction | Criminal Defense Attorney

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Can a City Cop in Arizona Stop Me Outside the City Limits? As an experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney, I routinely receive telephone calls that go something like this: “I was speeding in Gilbert, and the cop followed me into Mesa. Can she do that?” “I was arrested by a DUI task force. How can a Scottsdale cop arrest me … Read More

Juvenile Court Jurisdiction | Juvenile Defense Attorney

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Arizona Expands Juvenile Court Jurisdiction to Age Nineteen As a juvenile defense attorney I believe that in theory, the underlying purpose of juvenile court is rehabilitation, not punishment. To assist in that endeavor, the juvenile courts of most states keep jurisdiction beyond an offender’s eighteenth birthday – in many states until age twenty-one. That way, if a juvenile has a … Read More

When Can Children Choose | Child Custody Attorney

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At What Age Does a Child Get to Choose Where They Want to Live? “My daughter doesn’t like living at Dad’s house. What’s the age in Arizona when she gets to decide?” As a child custody attorney I hear this and similar questions about once a week. The simple answer is there is no law in Arizona that specifies a … Read More

Probate Administration from Outside Arizona | Probate Administration Attorney

Kenneth BarneyEstate Planning Lawyer, Kenneth Barney, Probate Administration, Probate Attorney in Arizona, Trust AdministrationLeave a Comment

Managing a Trust or Probate Administration While Living Outside the State of Arizona. As Arizona probate administration attorneys we receive many calls from individuals who do not live in Arizona, but have been nominated to serve as either a Trustee or Personal Representative. We live in an ever-increasingly mobile society. Because of this trend, many children do not live in … Read More

Bike Blight is Now a Thing | Bike Accident Attorney

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Bike Blight is Now a Thing For this Bike Accident Attorney. Apparently we are all in a sharing mood these days, with ride-sharing, home sharing, clothes sharing, and bike sharing. No doubt you have seen lemon yellow bikes, lime green bikes or lemon-lime bikes scattered throughout the East Valley and Phoenix. Scottsdale alone has three bike sharing companies operating within … Read More

Your Auto Insurance Rates May Not Be All Your Fault | Accident Attorney

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Your Auto Insurance Rates May Not Be All Your Fault Our current economy means more people are employed, earning money, and driving more miles. Unfortunately more miles being driven means more auto accidents. (INSURANCE INFORMATION INSTITUTE, “More Accidents, Larger Claims Drive Costs Higher,” October 2016.) Auto accidents in Arizona have jumped 16% the past few years, leading to a substantial … Read More

Legal Decision Making over Children | Child Custody Attorney

Nicole BernabeAttorneys, Child Custody & Parenting Time Attorney AZ, Divorce-Family Law Attorney, Legal Decision Making, Nicole BernabeLeave a Comment

After Divorce Who Really Has Legal Decision Making Authority Now? During a divorce or custody dispute, the judge must determine who is going to make the major decisions for the children. Arizona Revised Statute #25-401(3) defines legal decision making as the right and responsibility to make all non-emergency decisions for a child, including those regarding education, health care, religious training … Read More