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HOW TO INSULATE YOUR ESTATE PLAN FROM BAD DECISIONS AND OUTSIDE INFLUENCES

7July
2016

Estate planning is an important and everlasting gift you can give your family. And setting up a smooth inheritance isn’t as hard as you might think. – Suze Orman When planning how to best pass along your financial legacy you … Read More

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THE COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE PROCESS

24December
2015

Collaborative law process is now recognized in Arizona with the codification of the Uniform Collaborative Law Rules into Rule 67.1, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure. The collaborative procedure is most known as a divorce process, but extends to other … Read More

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ESTATE PLANNING AFTER DIVORCE – I.E. WHEN DEATH DOES DO US PART

4October
2015

Although most clients would probably say that a former spouse [or soon to be ex] is the last person they would want to inherit their assets, or to make life and death decisions for them, nevertheless, estate planning is still … Read More

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EQUAL DIGNITY FOR SAME SEX COUPLES #LoveWins

28June
2015

The United States Supreme Court ruled on June 26, 2015 that same-sex married couples are entitled to the same equal protection under the law, and their marriage must be recognized by every state. The case, Obergefell v. Hodges, was actually … Read More

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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

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ESTATE PLANNING FOR SECOND MARRIAGES AND BLENDED FAMILIES

6January
2015

In first marriages, the couple generally has the same goals when it comes to their estate planning: take care of the surviving spouse for as long as he or she lives, then whatever is left will go to the children. … Read More

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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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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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