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Learning from the Hacienda Case: Signs of Abuse Against Vulnerable Adults

February 12th, 2019|Personal Injury|

Arizona became an unfortunate focus of national attention in January following the news of an incapacitated woman’s sexual assault and subsequent pregnancy at the Hacienda Healthcare facility. A nurse has been arrested and charged for the assault, while two doctors have left the facility. Police are still investigating Hacienda Healthcare for signs of abuse against [...]

Starving for Answers About the Food Truck Business?

January 28th, 2019|Business|

These aren’t your parents’ food trucks. What were once nicknamed “roach coaches” have transformed into foodie favorites, and in May 2018, the governor signed a bill paving the way for food trucks to operate more easily in Arizona. So what should you know if you want to open a truck of your own? Previously, one [...]

How Do You Divide the Assets of the World’s Richest Couple?

January 23rd, 2019|Divorce|

When the richest man in the world files for divorce, it makes headlines. The news that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, were parting ways has been trending since the announcement on January 9. The big question: how do you divide an empire worth $135 billion between two people? [...]

What is a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure?

October 1st, 2018|Foreclosures, Real Estate|

A deed in lieu of foreclosure transfers your property back to the lender — you give the mortgage company your home to avoid a foreclosure on the property. This is an alternative to foreclosure and/or short sale, as an attempt to release you from debt. In Arizona, when you deed the property back, any debts [...]

Trial Separation vs. Legal Separation vs. Divorce

September 24th, 2018|Divorce, Family Law|

You’ve decided it’s not working anymore. Perhaps the reason is simple life change — you’re a different person now. Or maybe there’s just a mountain of little things that have built up over the years, and you’re not sure how they can be untangled again. Whatever the reason, you know your marriage is in trouble. [...]

House Rich But Cash Poor: Reverse Mortgages

September 1st, 2018|Real Estate|

More than ever, debt is plaguing most Americans. While there are many solutions (and just as many scams) to resolve debt, one tactic is increasingly popular among elderly homeowners: reverse mortgages. If you’re 62 or older, own your home, and meet the necessary qualifications, you can use your house as collateral for a loan. The [...]

Proving Personal Injury? There’s an App for That

August 23rd, 2018|Personal Injury|

Anyone who’s seen film noir classic Double Indemnity knows insurance investigators are sharp. A Danish woman recently found this out the hard way. Since 2008, she’d been receiving yearly $30,000 payments from her insurance company for a whiplash injury, until it was revealed her claims were fraudulent. Her use of a fitness app proved her [...]