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Doing business in the midst of a pandemic is unchartered territory  Despite the difficulties and concerns brought on by Covid-19, it remains each attorney’s primary ethical duty to protect the interests of their client. This essentially means to stay in regular and frequent contact with your clients and not let anything fall through the cracks.  Under the current circumstances, we at Brown Personal Injury Law as well as Brown Family Law Group recognize this duty…
Adult Children and Legal Documents Here’s a question that most parents don’t often consider: With adult children heading off to college and/or into the workplace, what legal documents do I need?  Upon reaching his or her 18th birthday, your child is legally an adult in Arizona and in most states. This means that you no longer have the right to make certain decisions that you always have made before and obtain information on your child’s…
Adult Children and Legal Documents Here’s a question that most parents don’t often consider: With adult children heading off to college and/or into the workplace, what legal documents do I need? Upon reaching his or her 18th birthday, your child is legally an adult in Arizona and in most states. This means that you no longer have the right to make certain decisions that you always have made before and obtain information on your child’s…
Arizona’s minimum limit for auto insurance liability increased effective July 1, 2020. Senate Bill 1087 was passed by the Arizona legislature on May 27, 2019 and then signed into law by Governor Ducey on Friday, June 7th, 2019. Prior to July 1, 2020, Arizona’s minimum limits of liability required by the state of Arizona was $15,000/$30,000/$10,000.   The new limits that will take effect on July 1st, 2020 will be $25,000/$50,000/$15,000. This means the minimum…
Arizona’s minimum limit for auto insurance liability will increase effective July 1st, 2020. Senate Bill 1087 was passed by the Arizona legislature on May 27, 2019 and then signed into law by Governor Ducey on Friday, June 7th, 2019.  Prior to July 1, 2020, Arizona’s minimum limits of liability required by the state of Arizona was $15,000/$30,000/$10,000.   The new limits that will take effect on July 1st, 2020 will be $25,000/$50,000/$15,000. This means the minimum…
With full disclosure that I am not a tax attorney and I do not give tax advice, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some changes that may allow individuals that are suffering financial hardship to make withdrawals or loans from their retirement accounts. When the U.S. Congress passed the Coronavirus Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020, it intended to assist Americans with financial relief to assist them during the COVID-19 pandemic.…
Small changes coming in April 2020 to ALL child support with potentially HUGE results! For all child support payors and recipients of child support, there are changes coming this April. The Superior Court sent out a notice to all employers last month that effective April 1, 2020 the monthly handling fee for the Clearinghouse will increase from $5.00 to $8.00 per month. This means that the handling fee for collecting and distributing monthly child support…
Spousal maintenance is probably one of the hardest areas to give advice in family law. Unlike child support, which can be mathematically calculated down to the penny, spousal maintenance is based on a number of factors and considerations, some certain and some subjective. The age of the parties, income differences, years of marriage, education, health of parties and lifestyle during marriage are some, but not all, of the factors that a judge would have to…
Close to half of the people in the United States who are 55 or older have failed to properly plan what is become of them or their estate if they are incapacitated or die. A recent study of 3,000 Americans 55 years of age or older by Merrill Lynch and AgeWave has found that nearly half (45%) have no Will and only 18% have a Will and the other two crucial documents that they and…
In December of 2106, the Arizona Supreme Court set up a Task Force to review and revise the family law rules used here in our state. After many months of hard work and several revisions, the new family law rules were approved and, for the most part, are applied in all family law cases after January 1, 2019. A recent article in the Arizona Attorney magazine noted: “The new rules are (completely) re-styled, (modestly) rearranged,…