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My Overtime Pay Is Not Added to My Check, What Should I Do?

Employers are generally required to pay overtime to employees who have worked more than 40 hours in a week or more than eight hours in a day. At the end of each pay period, this overtime should be added to any other compensation earned during that period. What can employees do if this money does […]

Is There a Time Limit with a Wrongful Death Case?

A wrongful death lawsuit is a type of lawsuit filed against an individual or company alleged to have caused the death of a person. An example would be suing a manufacturer that produced a faulty car part, resulting in the death of a driver or passenger. Arizona law limits the amount of time a survivor […]

Is it necessary to interview my child during my divorce?

Getting a divorce is difficult enough when there are just two people involved, but when there is a child involved as well, things are going to get a little more complicated. Children present a unique problem in a divorce because short of cases of extremely clear-cut abuse and lack of competence, there is typically a […]

How is my child’s case treated differently than that of an adult?

Children are minors. In the eyes of the law, they don’t have the same legal capacity as adults. The general rule is they’re not granted that capacity until they reach 18 years of age. The rationale behind this rule is that because children continue to develop physically and mentally, they do not have the ability […]

How do I fight for sole custody of my children?

For parents who are in the middle of a separation or divorce, one of the most common concerns and challenges is trying to obtain sole custody of the children who are involved. The court will ultimately decide which parent receives custody or if the time spent with the children is divided. To protect yourself and […]

How Can I Prepare for Mediation?

Whereas opponents point fingers at each other in court, mediation requires opponents to lend their ears to one another. Both parties must understand each other’s perspective, find some common ground, and compromise. Before you go, make sure you’re fully prepared to communicate and negotiate effectively. Clear Your Mind Because mediation requires communication and negotiation, make sure you are in a […]

Are there benefits in setting up a trust?

The primary benefit of setting up a revocable living trust (RLT) is that you save your family time and a considerable sum of money by avoiding the necessity of probating your estate when you die. The trust provides for a more expedient and private distribution of your assets. You are your own trustee of your […]

Are there benefits in setting up a trust?

Are there benefits in setting up a trust? The primary benefit of setting up a revocable living trust (RLT) is that you save your family time and a considerable sum of money by avoiding the necessity of probating your estate when you die. The trust provides for a more expedient and private distribution of your […]

Why a Business Should Protect its Trademark

by Geoff Morris Trademarks are a critical but sometimes forgotten asset for a business.  Trademarks represent some part of the goodwill a business may recognize as goodwill.  Trademarks offer two important protections in our society: 1) they protect consumers, and 2) they protect businesses. First, a trademark protects consumers by creating a relationship in the […]

What I need to know about a Separation Agreement

What I need to know about a Separation Agreement Going through a potential divorce and separating from a spouse is a difficult time for many reasons. Parties have to be thoughtful about considerations including assets, kids and other household matters that are needless to say, the last things on their minds. Having a separation agreement […]

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Phoenix, AZ 85020
T: (602) 870-9700
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Mesa, AZ 85210
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