3 Common Ways of Coming to a Company’s Valuation

There are plenty of details behind the sticker price of something as complex as a business. If you are looking to purchase an existing business, you will want to know the method the seller used to come up with the target company’s valuation. There are other situations that necessitate a thorough understanding of the valuation of a business. Our blog will go over three prevalent methods for coming up with a company’s Read More

The Problem with Do-It-Yourself Legal Services (and Our Solution)

There are a few legal matters that a sizable number of Americans will have to deal with at some point — Divorce, estate planning (wills and trusts), real estate issues, and business law, to name a few. To respond to the demand of these common legal issues, countless online services have provided products and services to help consumers handle these matters on their own. Some you might have heard of include LegalZoom, Read More

What Happens if You Pass Away Without a Will?

A common misconception many Arizonans have is that those who pass away without a Last Will and Testament (or any other estate planning documents of their own) have no estate plan at all. That’s not entirely true; the state actually has a one-size-fits-all estate plan for those without a Will. If you pass away without one, your estate is subject to Arizona’s intestacy laws. We’ll lay out what you need to understand Read More

Immigration Status and How it Affects Child Custody

Though civil and criminal law matters frequently intersect, issues associated with family law and immigration statuses, respectively, can combine for contentious and emotional legal circumstances. As soon as a marriage or relationship goes south, unsavory spouses occasionally use the immigration status of the other spouse against them.  Conversely, family courts recognize the importance of resolving disputes Read More

Power of Attorney: Which One Do You Need?

You’re probably familiar with the general contours of an estate planning document referred to as “power of attorney.” What many estate planners aren’t aware of, however, are the numerous ways you can structure these documents. This blog will explain some common powers of attorney to help you understand which ones you might need for your situation.  Regular, Springing, or Durable Regardless of the type of power of Read More

Physical vs. Legal Custody in Arizona

When most people hear the term “child custody,” they think of the place where a child (who has co-parents) lies his or her head at night; swapping out living arrangements on Sunday afternoons; and everything else that comes with physical custody of a child. When talking about child custody, though, it is important to distinguish between the two types of custody: legal and physical.  In Arizona, legal custody of a Read More

Breach of Contract in Business Partnerships

The overwhelming majority of commercial lawsuits contain at least one claim of breach of contract. It’s common knowledge that the long-term success of businesses is often predicated on the strength of their underlying contracts. This is especially so with business partnerships, which can easily crumble if a dispute between partners arises and there is no way to deal with the issue under the partnership agreement. So, Read More

4 Elements of an Optimal Business Succession Plan

So many entrepreneurs and business owners are so wrapped up in the day-to-day routines of their companies and concerned with keeping the lights on that they sometimes let the issue of business succession planning sneak up on them. It’s understandable, though; there are plenty of risks in the immediate future to take your attention on the biggest risk to your company’s long-term survival. If you have put off planning Read More

4 Common Issues that Arise within Business Partnerships

Just as the name might suggest, business partnerships have much in common with personal relationships. Everyone starts out with generally positive feelings in the beginning, but troubles often come along somewhere down the road. Without a strong infrastructure in place, these disputes can spell the end of these once-promising relationships. This blog will cover some issues that commonly arise among business Read More

Overview of Spousal Maintenance and Other Financial Repercussions of Divorce

Divorce is a major life event, just like marriage, the birth of your child, or the death of a loved one. It can stir up so many emotions and cause so much stress, but having the right attorney there by your side can make all the difference. One thing a competent attorney can do is to fight for a fair amount of spousal support payments for you; in Arizona, spousal support is officially termed “spousal Read More