Monthly Archives: February 2015

Options for a ride home if you’re drunk

Arizona has some of the most stringent DUI laws in the country.  Aside from spending a couple nights in jail, a DUI arrest means months, if not years of court dates and hefty fines.  At the same time, there’s just too much going on in Phoenix these days to not take advantage.  Here are some alternatives to drinking and driving that are well worth exploring if you’re heading out on the town any time soon. Public Transportation.  This works best … Read More

When is the right time to start a will and trust

Although it may be an awkward topic of conversation, creating a will is one of the most critical things you can do for your loved ones. Putting your wishes on paper helps your heirs avoid unnecessary hassles, and you gain the peace of mind knowing that a life’s worth of possessions will end up in the right hands. Some experts say that everyone needs a will. The primary purpose of a will is to ensure that your assets are distributed … Read More

What does a right-to-work state mean?

A “right-to-work” law is a federal statute that prohibits union security agreements, or agreements between labor unions and employers, that govern the extent to which an established union can require employees’ membership, payment of union dues, or fees as a condition of employment, either before or after hiring. Arizona is a Right to Work state.  Many people believe it means that you can be fired from your job without explanation, and are therefore reluctant to live and work in a … Read More

What if you get pulled over and have medical marijuana on you?

In 2010, Arizona became the 15th state to legalize the use of medical marijuana.  Since then, patients have been protected from arrest and prosecution for using the plant for medicinal purposes. Employers would also not be allowed to discriminate in hiring employees, as well as terminating employment against registered cardholders. However, there are stringent laws regarding driving and medical marijuana. You cannot operate a motor vehicle under the influence of anything much less marijuana. Even if you are a legal … Read More

Can you get a postnuptial agreement?

While we’ve all heard of a prenuptial agreement thanks to the supermarket tabloids, there is the less common post-nuptial agreement, which occurs after you’ve already tied the knot.  A postnuptial agreement is a legal contract, that much like the prenup version, dictates how the couple’s financial affairs will be settled in the event of a divorce or separation.  This can be applied to assets you’ve acquired individually and together from both before and after your wedding day.  You can also … Read More