RSUs vs. Stock Options: Understanding the Difference & Their Impact on Arizona Family Law

RSUs vs. Stock Options: Understanding the Difference & Their Impact on Arizona Family Law

RSUs vs. Stock Options: Understanding the Difference & Their Impact on Arizona Family Law In the world of employee compensation, RSUs (Restricted Stock Units) and Stock Options are two popular forms of equity-based compensation. While they may seem similar at first glance, they have distinct characteristics and implications, particularly in the context of Arizona Family … Read more

Understanding Tax Implications of Alimony & Child Support in Arizona

Understanding Tax Implications of Alimony and Child Support in Arizona

Understanding Tax Implications of Alimony & Child Support in Arizona By Arizona Family Law Attorney, Alison C. Briggs  Divorce can be a complex and emotionally challenging process, with numerous legal and financial aspects to consider. Among these, alimony (also known as spousal maintenance) and child support are crucial components, each carrying its own set of rules … Read more

Obtaining an Injunction Against Harassment in Arizona: A Step-by-Step Guide

Obtaining an Injunction Against Harassment in Arizona: A Step-by-Step Guide

Obtaining an Injunction Against Harassment in Arizona: A Step-by-Step Guide In Arizona, securing an Injunction Against Harassment (IAH) can be a critical measure in protecting family members from harassment, threats, and intimidation within the sphere of family law. Whether you’re an individual seeking protection from harassment by a family member or addressing harassment issues that … Read more

Balancing Personal Experience & Professional Responsibility

Balancing Personal Experience & Professional Responsibility

Balancing Personal Experience & Professional Responsibility Attorneys & Substance Abuse Cases The intersection of personal experience and professional responsibility is a complex issue that frequently arises within the legal field. One contentious debate revolves around whether attorneys who have had family members with substance abuse issues earlier in life should be required to recuse themselves … Read more

Governor Doug Ducey Signs House Bill 2604, Extending Arizona Orders of Protection

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Governor Doug Ducey Signs House Bill 2604, Extending Arizona Orders of Protection Extending Protection Order Limits To Help Victims Of Domestic Abuse In June 2022, Governor Ducey signed HB 2604, which extends protective orders to a period of 2 years. This doubles their previous timespan of one year. HB 2604 also extends emergency protective orders … Read more

Divorce and the Impact of Social Media

Divorce and the Impact of Social Media

Divorce and the Impact of Social Media Social media is a relatively new phenomenon, with apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram changing so many aspects of life. Social media can be a business tool or a way to keep in touch with friends and family. However, it’s not all filtered sunsets and artisanal ice cream … Read more

Post-Decree Enforcement: What to Do When the Other Parent Isn’t Complying with Court Orders

Post-Decree Enforcement: What to Do When the Other Parent Isn’t Complying with Court Orders It is an unfortunate truth that sometimes even after a judge has finalized rulings on matters of child support and custody, one or both parents may fail to comply with the court orders. Even though you may be exhausted from obtaining … Read more

Check Out These Outrageous Child Support Payments

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Check Out These Outrageous Child Support Payments Do you think that you are paying a lot in Child Support?  Take a look at these! Many parents who pay child support feel the amount they pay is excessive. The rich and famous are just like everyone else when it comes to child support, and face contemptuous … Read more

Arizona Family Law Presumptions

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What is a Presumption? A presumption is a legal conclusion that can be refuted by contrary evidence. In other words, it is an assumption about what is the best outcome for the case. Divorcing spouses may agree to terms in their divorce that are different than Arizona’s presumptions, or specific circumstances may be present that … Read more

Recently, (a month ago) I Got a Ruling on My Family Law Case, Can I Modify It?

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Arizona Family Law Question: Recently, (a month ago) I Got a Ruling on My Family Law Case, Can I Modify It? Post-Decree Modifications After the conclusion of a divorce or child custody case, you may have need to change the terms of the orders issued in your case. Whether it’s for issues of child or … Read more

What Happens to the Family Business in a Divorce?

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What Happens to the Family Business in a Divorce? Many people would rather open their own restaurant, salon, or other type of business rather than work for an employer. That’s why many spouses choose to form a family owned business, or a business in which two or more family members have control or majority ownership. … Read more

Preliminary Injunction in Divorce

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Preliminary Injunction in Divorce Arizona Divorce Attorneys Address Preliminary Injunctions During a Divorce What is a Preliminary Injunction and How Does it apply to Filing Divorce in Arizona? A preliminary injunction is actually a type of restraining order in the context of Arizona divorce law. The preliminary injunction goes into effect on the spouse who … Read more

Spending Money and Assets Prior to a Divorce

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Spending Money and Assets Prior to a Divorce (Thinking About Spending Everything so your Spouse Doesn’t Get Anything in a Divorce?)  Whether it was a surprise or discussed in advance, and whether you’re the one filing the petition or receiving it, divorce is a stressful and painful process. Oftentimes, one or both spouses ends up … Read more

Parental Alienation

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Parental Alienation Call our Arizona Parental Alienation Attorney What It Is, Why to Avoid It, and What to Do If It Happens to You After splitting or a divorce with the other parent of your children, it can be tempting to vent about that parent to anyone who will listen. Unfortunately, some parents choose to … Read more

Am I Responsible for My Spouse’s Debt in a Divorce?

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Am I Responsible for My Spouse’s Debt in a Divorce? When people think of divorce, they usually think of two spouses battling each other for as much property and parenting time as they can get. However, some divorce negotiations are about avoiding a negative rather than gaining a benefit. Some divorcing couples must also divvy … Read more

Can I Get Divorced in Arizona During a Pandemic?

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Can I Get Divorced in Arizona During a Pandemic? Without a doubt, 2020 will be known as (hopefully the only) year of coronavirus. To stop the pandemic’s spread, gatherings of 10 or more people have been discouraged and nonessential businesses have been forced to close. Services that remained open have had to operate under strict … Read more

Divorcing a Narcissistic Wife in Arizona

Divorcing a narcissistic wife

Divorcing a Narcissistic Wife in Arizona Yes, women can be narcissistic too! While approximately 4.8% of women have narcissistic personality disorder, compared to 7.7% of men, there is still a solid chance that the woman you’re married to is a narcissist. The only thing worse than being married to a narcissist is getting divorced from … Read more

Divorcing a Narcissist? What You Will Need to Know

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Divorcing a Narcissist? What You Will Need to Know What is a Narcissist? Narcissists typically display symptoms like an inflated sense of importance, a need for attention and praise, and a lack of empathy for others. Divorcing a spouse with narcissistic personality disorder can be particularly stressful. Narcissists will typically view a divorce as a … Read more