Our top priority in this time of uncertainty is protecting the health and safety of our employees, clients, friends and families. Our office will remain open, but we are primarily working remotely. Essential personnel are in the building, but in their own isolated suites. We believe it is prudent to limit in-person meetings and settlement conferences during this time. Currently, the best way to communicate with us is through emails and telephone calls. Be assured that our technology allows us to provide the same seamless service you would have if everyone were here in person. If an in-person meeting is required, we are strictly adhering to CDC Guidelines. We are posting regular updates on how COVID-19 affects family law issues on our blog and our Facebook page.

The McCarthy Law Firm, PLLC

Turning Stress Into Solutions™

Flexible and Accessible Mental Health Resources in a COVID World

The pandemic presses on. Along with it, finances and the capacity to juggle are being stressed to the breaking point. Interpersonal relationships are suffering. Some families find themselves in a constant pressure cooker. Domestic violence is up and divorce filings are skyrocketing. Many are experiencing feelings of anxiety and depression for the first time, and … Read more

Tax Relief for Business Owners During COVID-19 Crisis

Business owners should check out a new option for immediate tax relief. If your business was profitable at one point, but suffered losses in 2018 and 2019, you can amend your business tax returns to offset your taxable profits going back five years. This could produce an immediate refund. Here is the icing on the … Read more

Do I Have to Wear Pants If I’m On a Zoom Call?

We’re all learning how to communicate in different ways. Video chat is great for a virtual happy hour with friends, but the stakes are high when work is involved. This is especially true for court proceedings. Here are some tips for navigating communication during social distancing and making sure that you retain your professionalism.   What … Read more

Child Support and the CARES Act

The attached Child Support and the CARES Act FAQ was developed by the Family Court Improvement Committee – Ad Hoc COVID-19 Response Workgroup, and is posted on the Arizona Superior Court website. Download the PDF CARES Act – The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act signed into law on March 27, 2020, to provide fast and … Read more

Retirement Distribution – Strategies During the COVID Crisis

If you need immediate cash and have a retirement account, help is just around the corner. Congress has greatly enlarged your ability to tap your retirement account without penalty and generous payback terms. For 2020 only, you can take a corona virus-related distribution of 100% of the vested portion of any qualified retirement plan without … Read more

Children, Anxiety and COVID-19

Kayt’s Kids Corner Kayt has been with The McCarthy Law Firm since 2011, her law clerk days, and has been practicing law since December of 2013. Her emphasis is business valuation and other complex financial matters related to family law cases. Kayt has a young son and is always interested in the intersections between parenting, … Read more