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5 Ways To Prepare Yourself For A Gray Divorce

5 Ways To Prepare Yourself For A Gray Divorce | ARTEMiS Law Firm
Divorce is hard at any age, but it's especially challenging when you have to make decisions about dividing assets and debts from a marriage that may have lasted decades. Whether you are retired or still working, a gray divorce brings unique challenges. Read on to learn how to prepare. Disclaimer: Please note that this article is not intended to be legal advice. You should always talk to an attorney who is skilled in family law matters about your unique situation. What is a gray divorce? Divorce rates in general have gone down in recent years, except in one group of people. The divorce rate for couples over the age of 50 has nearly doubled since the 1990s. For couples over…

How To Make A Contract Legally Binding In Arizona

How To Make A Contract Legally Binding In Arizona | ARTEMiS
Contracts exist in nearly every aspect of life, and each contract is unique. Whether you’re entering into a personal or business agreement, drafting your own contract can be tricky and is best undertaken with the help of an attorney. This article covers what you need to know for how to make a contract legally binding in Arizona. Please note that this article is not intended to be legal advice. You should always talk to an attorney who is skilled at civil law about your unique situation. How to make a contract legally binding in Arizona Contracts are a part of life. They may be verbal or written. You may enter into an agreement to pay for services, such as construction…

What You Should Know About Divorce With A Business Involved in Arizona

What You Should Know About Divorce With A Business Involved in Arizona | ARTEMiS
There is nothing easy about divorce. For couples considering divorce, two situations make this already-challenging decision even more difficult: having children together and divorce with a business involved. If you are a business owner, here are eight things you need to consider to protect your business during a divorce. Note that this post provides a basic overview of what you can expect, but your case may differ greatly depending on the size of your business and other factors. For this reason, it's always best to work with an attorney from the beginning of this process. Disclaimer: Please note that this article is not intended to be legal advice. You should always talk to an attorney who is skilled at business…

5 Things You’ll Need To Meet Arizona LLC Requirements

5 Things You'll Need To Meet Arizona LLC Requirements | ARTEMiS Law Firm
Setting up a new LLC can seem daunting, and Arizona LLC requirements can be confusing. If you are just getting started, here are five things you’ll need to meet Arizona LLC requirements. Disclaimer: Please note that this article is not intended to be legal advice. You should always talk to an attorney who is skilled in business and civil law about your unique situation. Who can file for an Arizona LLC? An Arizona LLC gives you some of the benefits of a corporation and keeps your business owners’ personal liability to a minimum. You can file to register as an LLC if you do business by yourself or if you run your business with other people. An LLC can contain just one…

Arizona Formal Probate: Your Guide To The Informal Vs. Formal Process

Arizona Formal Probate: Your Guide To The Informal Vs. Formal Process | ARTEMiS Law Firm
If you are exploring probate options to minimize the tax burden on your heirs and to simplify the process of distributing your assets, understanding Arizona probate law is important. Here’s what you need to know about informal and formal probate Arizona rules. Disclaimer: Please note that this article is not intended to be legal advice. You should always talk to an attorney who is skilled at estate planning about your unique situation. When is probate required in Arizona? In Arizona, probate is the process that validates a will, distributes assets, settles debts and liabilities, and otherwise carries out the final actions of an estate. Probate is covered in Title 14, Chapter 3 of Arizona law regarding trusts, estates, and protective…

What You Need To Know About Termination Of Parental Rights In Arizona

What You Need To Know About Termination Of Parental Rights In Arizona | ARTEMiS Law Firm
Terminating parental rights, whether involuntary or voluntary, is a painful and complex situation. Here’s what you need to know about termination of parental rights in Arizona. Disclaimer: Please note that this article is not intended to be legal advice. You should always talk to an attorney who is skilled at family law about your unique situation.         What does termination of parental rights in Arizona mean? Termination of parental rights in Arizona is not necessarily the same thing as losing custody of a child. Custody is an older word for what is legally known as parenting time and legal decision-making. A parent can “lose custody” and still retain many of their parental rights. Termination of parental rights, sometimes called severance of…

What Does Child Support Cover In Arizona?

What Does Child Support Cover In Arizona? | ARTEMiS Law Firm
The legal guidelines for child support in Arizona clearly lay out how child support is determined. Both parents have financial responsibilities for their children, each contributing a set percentage of their income. But what does child support cover in Arizona? Here's what you should know. Disclaimer: Please note that this article is not intended to be legal advice. You should always talk to an attorney who is skilled in family law about your unique situation. What does child support cover in Arizona? Child support laws and rules can be complicated. Before discussing what is covered, it is important to note that court orders determine how much each parent will pay for certain expenses. The court considers the financial needs of…

Can An Executor Of A Will Be A Beneficiary In Arizona?

Can An Executor Of A Will Be A Beneficiary In Arizona? | ARTEMiS Law Firm
When it comes to estate planning, one of the most important decisions you will make is who will carry out your wishes when you are gone. An executor, or “personal representative” as it is called in Arizona, is the person you can designate to communicate and enforce the provisions of your Arizona last will and testament. But can a personal representative of a will be a beneficiary, too? And what happens if a personal representative is not carrying out the deceased’s wishes? It’s fairly common for the personal representative to also be a beneficiary, but a beneficiary personal representative conflict can occur. Here’s what you need to know. Disclaimer: Please note that this article is not intended to be legal…

What Is A Beneficiary Deed In Arizona?

What Is A Beneficiary Deed In Arizona? | ARTEMiS Law Firm
For many people, estate planning includes making decisions on how to transfer real property (real estate) to your loved ones. Should you do this through your will, a trust, or another process? In some situations, passing real estate through a beneficiary deed may be a good option for you. Because of this, it’s helpful to understand the benefits and requirements of a beneficiary deed in Arizona. Here's what you should know. Disclaimer: Please note that this article is not intended to be legal advice. You should always talk to an attorney who is skilled at estate planning about your unique situation. What is the purpose of a beneficiary deed in Arizona? Per Arizona statute Title 33-405, a beneficiary deed transfers…

Your Beginner’s Guide To Contract Law Basics In Arizona

Your Beginner's Guide To Contract Law Basics In Arizona | ARTEMiS Law Firm
Contracts are a regular part of daily life. From getting an estimate to fix your car to committing to a new job, knowing a few contract law basics in Arizona can help you protect your best interests in many circumstances. Disclaimer: Please note that this article is not intended to be legal advice. Contract law is complex. You should always talk to an attorney who is skilled at business and contract law about your unique situation. Start here: What's a contract? In Arizona, a contract is an agreement entered into between two parties under mutually agreeable conditions. Each party gets something from the contract, and each party gives something. Think of a house painter who gets paid, or a person…