Legal Decision Making over Children | Child Custody Attorney

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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

Do You Really Trust Your Successor Trustee? | AZ Estate Planning Attorney

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Do You Really Trust Your Successor Trustee? In your estate planning who you pick as the successor trustee of your family trust is an important decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. A trustee is the manager of the instructions, contained in a family trust. During your lifetime, the grantor (person creating the trust) usually will be the trustee of his … Read More

Can Diabetes Cause a False DUI Charge? | DUI Attorney

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Can Diabetes Cause a False DUI Charge? Due to a lack of police training in Arizona, diabetics can be the unfortunate victims of unjust charges of driving under the influence (DUI) charges. Diabetics experience a condition known as hypoglycemia when their blood sugar level drops dangerously low. Unfortunately, many of the symptoms of hypoglycemia mimic the symptoms a police officer … Read More

How Does the Tax Cut Affect Your Estate Plan? | Estate Planning Attorney

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The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017: How Does it Affect Your Estate Planning? Late last year, Congress finally passed the much anticipated tax reform bill, the “2017 Tax Act,” which provides many significant changes to income tax laws, but also to estate planning and gift taxes. As with any new tax law, we strongly recommend each person or … Read More

Alexander Hamilton and the Cost of Principle: Is a Lawsuit Worth the Price? | Lawsuit Attorney

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As a lawsuit attorney I am fascinated with one of the most regrettable episodes which occurred in the early days of our nation, the duel between long-time political rivals Alexander Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr. Burr, offended by a report that Hamilton had defamed Burr’s character, demanded that Hamilton disavow any negative statements regarding Burr or, alternatively, face Burr … Read More

Over the River and Through the Woods – Safely, Please! | Car Accidents Attorney, Kevin Chapman

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Over the River and Through the Woods – Safely, Please! Car Accidents Attorney Death Rates in the United States Jump On Thanksgiving As a car accidents attorney in Arizona, my research shows that Thanksgiving is one of our nation’s happiest holidays, but it might also be our country’s deadliest. According to Forbes.com,(1) doctors know the overall mortality rate in the … Read More

Injured On The Job and Third Party Claims | Injury Attorney in Mesa AZ

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Injured On The Job and Third Party Claims If you are injured while working, you are generally entitled to make a claim under your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance. You cannot sue your employer or any fellow employees for your injuries. That is the foundational compromise of our worker’s compensation system: in exchange for giving up the right to sue your … Read More

Legal Decision Making | Is AZ a Pro Mother State | Child Custody Mesa AZ

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Is Arizona Still Considered a “Pro-Mother” State for Legal Decision Making? Many clients have come to me asking the question, “Isn’t Arizona a pro-mother state?” Historically, Arizona was considered a pro-mother state; however, times have changed. More often, we see family law judges beginning the legal decision making and parenting time analysis at substantially equal parenting time and legal decision … Read More

Life Insurance Pitfalls | Estate Planning Attorney Ken Barney

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Life Insurance Policy Ownership Pitfalls: What Should I be Aware of? Life insurance can play an important role in an estate plan. Insurance may provide income replacement to a surviving spouse or liquidity to an estate where the majority of the estate’s value is tied up in a family business or real property. Insurance can provide the funds that an … Read More