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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 […]

Your Rights As A Parent Can Be Taken Away

As a parent, it’s important to protect your parental rights. But under certain circumstances, it is possible for your rights to parent your child to be permanently terminated in the state of Arizona. Read on to learn more about the circumstances under which this may occur so that you can make sure to protect your […]

Forms Of Employer Retaliation

Have you reported illegal or unethical practices by a coworker? If you are a whistle blower, there is a chance that you may have been targeted for retaliation for your employer. Chances of retaliation can be especially high if you reported wrongdoing by your boss or manager. Many types of retaliation for whistle blowing are […]

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

When, Why, and What? Marriage typically creates happy thoughts for most people who have never had to experience an unsuccessful marriage. In contrast, for those who have had a less-than-favorable marriage, the idea may seem less joyous. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can benefit even the most successful marriages, and can help couples avoid pitfalls that […]

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and Phoenix Divorce Cases

At Gillespie, Shields & Durrant, our lawyers take great pride in helping our military servicemembers with legal issues. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is complicated and misunderstood by many military families. The SCRA was put into place to offer protection to soldiers active in military operation from specific legal actions such as divorce. As […]

Determining When to Use “In Loco Parentis”

Determining When to Use “In Loco Parentis” Circumstances can sometimes mandate that grandparents, step-parents, relatives or other adults involved in a child’s life will need to use “In Loco Parentis” to establish custody or visitation rights for a child. In Loco Parentis is a Latin phrase meaning “in place of a parent.” Most cases that […]

Contesting the Relocation of Your Child by the Other Parent

Divorced parents face many obstacles that must be overcome throughout the life of their shared child. If one parent wants to relocate farther away from the other parent due to a change in his or her job or because of a new marriage or other reason, Arizona laws require the parent who is considering relocation […]

Keeping Your Child On The Right Path

As Mesa’s juvenile law attorneys, Gillespie, Shields & Durrant want to offer insight on how to avoid needing our services for your child. Keeping your child on the right path is much easier than having to get them back on the right path. Our firm has helped many families in a crisis situation when their […]

What To Do When You are Discriminated Against for Pregnancy

Pregnancy Discrimination If you believe your pregnancy has led to discrimination against you for any of the following reasons, you need to contact a Phoenix discrimination attorney at Gillespie, Shields, & Durrant: Hiring Firing Pay rate Job Assignments Promotions Layoffs Training Fringe benefits Laws to Protect Pregnancy and Your Job The law states that a […]

Ensuring You’re Getting Your Full Paycheck

Arizona is an “at-will” employment state, which means employment is not covered by a contract and the employment relationship can be terminated: For any reason not prohibited by law or for no reason At any time By the employer or the employee With or without cause Even though Arizona is an at-will employment state, there […]

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Mesa, AZ 85210
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