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SIX BENEFITS YOU CAN RECEIVE BY CALLING A MEDIATOR WHEN YOU DIVORCE

26July
2016

It is no secret that more couples are taking control of their divorces and using mediation. Here are some reasons why using a third party neutral can be the smarter choice. Stress. Or, to be precise, less stress. In a … Read More

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BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION LAND MINES IN ESTATE PLANNING

28June
2015

It is a common practice to use beneficiary designations, or what is referred to as “pay on death” or “transfer on death” designations to transfer assets in the event of death. Some significant assets, including life insurance policies, IRAs, retirement … Read More

Posted in division of property, estate planning, litigation, trusts, wills |

ROBIN WILLIAMS’ WIDOW LAUNCHES PROCEEDINGS OVER TRUST

12February
2015

Robin Wiliams’ widow, Susan Schneider, claims she was forced to resort to court action to prevent his children from stripping the home she shared with him, as reported by the Associated Press in a recent edition of The Guardian. According … Read More

Posted in estate planning, family law attorney in Phoenix, litigation, marriage, matrimoniaL, prenuptial agreements, trusts, wills |

Consensual Dispute Resolution

31January
2011

Would it be more accurate to use the term Consensual Dispute Resolution “CDR” as a replacement for Alternative Dispute Resolution “ADR”? It was recently reported in Family mediation News, the Quarterly newsletter of the Family Section of the Association for … Read More

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ANNOUNCING: DIVORCE INSURANCE

21August
2010

Safeguard Guaranty Corporation, in partnership with Prime Insurance Company, has announced that they are the first company in the world to offer divorce insurance, called “Wedlock” divorce insurance. The companyy’s website, which opens to a romantic bride and groom in … Read More

Posted in child custody, child support, divorce, family law, litigation, mediation |

PREMARITAL AGREEMENTS AND ERISA

6August
2010

Parties who enter into a premarital agreement often seek to waive their rights to the pension benefits of the other party, while preserving their own benefits. If the retirement is governed under Federal ERISA regulations, however, there may be special … Read More

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DIVORCE AND PRIVACY

4August
2010

A California Court has decided that a Judge’s order to seal a divorce file from the public is not permanent. The ruling came in a high profile divorce case where the subsequent Judge found that the file was inaccessible. Typically … Read More

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