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Family Business Valuation

Deciding the value of a family business in a divorce defies the certainty of a “ones and zeros” calculation. The only true certainty is that an appraisal will be costly and disruptive – the appraisal depends on the appraiser being a “seer,” who divines the future. Recent events make appraisals even more uncertain. The appraisal … Read more

Legal Decision-Making and Vaccines

COVID is stressful and contentious enough. But when separated or divorcing parents have disagreements over vaccinating their children or sending them to school, it can be all out war. Although COVID is a recent phenomenon, disagreements about medical decisions for children has a long legal history. As recently as 2018, the Arizona Supreme Court defined … Read more

Minimizing Conflict with Parallel Parenting

If you have shared child custody with an ex, you probably know the term “co-parenting.” Co-parenting is almost always recommended by the Courts as being in the best interests of the minor child. However, what if your ex is a narcissist or otherwise emotionally abusive? What if despite your best efforts to co-parent with your … Read more

Conciliation Court and You

Did you know the Pima County Superior Court offers free counseling services to help keep your marriage intact and to help you with parenting issues? There is no need to file for a divorce first. Not only that, the Conciliation Court is staffed with really well trained professionals. Plus, for now at least, it offers … Read more

Why Arbitration?

Most people who find themselves in family court want a resolution as soon as possible. Since the pandemic hit, it has caused longer delays between filing and final resolution. In response, more and more people are looking for ways to bypass the court process. One way around this is to agree to private arbitration. There … Read more

Divorce & Bitcoin

In a divorce, tracking down and then dividing Bitcoin can be tricky. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have gained lots of attention recently. Its value has recently escalated and just eclipsed an all-time high of almost $49,000 a coin. High profile investors such as Tesla (1.5 billion investment!) and Carolina Panthers player, Russell Okung (converted half … Read more

What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Settling Divorce and Parenting Disputes

Novelist Margaret Atwood wrote, “A divorce is like an amputation; you survive, but there is less of you.”  For many of you, this pandemic feels like an amputation. Cash is tight, Conflict with your parenting partner has escalated, You may have even filed for divorce or other court relief, but resolution is nowhere in sight. … Read more