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Backyard Barnyard: The Fowl Debate Raging in Arizona Cities

June 27th, 2018|Real Estate|

A famous Friends episode opens with Rachel and Monica being awakened by a loudly crowing bird. They trace the noise across the hall, where Chandler and Joey explain their pet chick “may be turning into a rooster”. Their ownership of a chick and a duck in a New York City apartment is mined for comedy — [...]

Social Media Blunders to Avoid During Divorce

April 5th, 2018|Divorce, Family Law|

We’ve covered common questions during divorce, but social media in particular is increasingly a concern. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with maintaining your online accounts during divorce, there are still pitfalls. Luckily, forewarned is forearmed. Pitfall #1: Badmouthing Your Ex Unsurprisingly, broadcasting your conflicts with your former spouse over the Internet isn’t wise when you’re [...]

When HOAs Behave Badly

November 30th, 2017|Real Estate|

Among the most common real estate problems faced by homeowners is a conflict with a Homeowners Association. The stereotypes about HOAs are familiar to everyone: micromanaging, pettiness, unreasonable demands, tyrannical Christmas decoration policies. However, most legal troubles faced by homeowners going against their HOA have less to do with inflatable Santas installed on rooftops and [...]

You Can’t Take It with You: Transferring Cryptocurrency After Death

November 20th, 2017|Estate Planning|

Currently making the rounds in the financial world is a story about a Colorado man who died suddenly this year, leaving behind a Bitcoin investment worth a small fortune. The problem: his family didn’t know about the account until after his death and had no idea how to access the funds. Unexpected deaths, especially intestate [...]

When Your Business Needs a Lawyer

September 30th, 2017|Business|

The misconception that only massive businesses require regular legal input is a dangerous one, since it might prevent smaller businesses from seeking crucial advice. Not all business attorneys spend their time advising millionaire CEOs in lush boardrooms. Most of us counsel businesses of all sizes, providing legal aid on everything from business formation to real [...]

How to Deal with Hostile Debt Collection

September 30th, 2017|Debt Relief|

In June, the Supreme Court ruled that companies who purchase debts and then collect them aren’t held accountable to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The FDCPA protects debtors from third-party overly aggressive actions and unfair collection practices.  However, Supreme Court relied on the statute’s wording of “third-party collection”, and found that the FDCPA [...]