Archive for November, 2012

Do You Commute To Work Or School? Do You Have A Will?

Posted on: November 28th, 2012 by Scott Law

Do you commute back and forth to work each day?  Do you drive your children to and from school?  Do you have a Will?

People often forget how fragile life is.  We go through life and our daily routines without giving a passing thought to how quickly our lives can change.  A simple thing like a commute to work or a carpool to school can lead to tragedy.  We hear about these accidents every day on the morning news and in the stories of friends and family that have experienced loss.  What happens to the families that are affected?  When someone has passed, who will handle their affairs?  Who will receive their property?  Most importantly, who will care for their children?  If that person did not have a Will, their wishes are unknown and many of those questions could be left in the hands of a Judge.

Many couples and individuals do not have a Will.  Hiring a Phoenix attorney to draft specific provisions to prepare for the future of your family is extremely important and can save significant expense.  We all hope that we will never experience such a loss, but it is best to be prepared and to ensure that our wishes are heard.  A Will is a simple and fairly inexpensive way to protect your family’s interests.

Scott Law Offices Phoenix law office is dedicated to providing simple and cost-effective representation in preparing individual and couples Wills.

Charged With A Phoenix DUI

Posted on: November 17th, 2012 by Scott Law

When charged with a misdemeanor DUI, a call to a DUI attorney in Phoenix can be the difference in avoiding excessive jail time, restrictions, fines or fees.  One can be charged with a misdemeanor DUI in Phoenix for driving while having a blood alcohol concentration of over .08, .15 or .20.  Charges can also be brought against a person so long as they were under the influence of alcohol or drugs and their ability to drive was impaired.  A person faced with a misdemeanor DUI could potentially be exposed to up to 6 months in jail.

There are many pieces to a DUI case that must be carefully considered and coordinated to avoid being exposed to additional penalties or future expense.  Scott Law Offices client’s often express their surprise in learning of the intricate ways in which we promote the best interests of our clients.  If you or someone you know is charged with a DUI and could benefit from the advice of a Phoenix DUI Lawyer, do not hesitate to call Scott Law Offices for a free DUI consultation.

The Confusion About Child Custody

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by Scott Law

Child custody has proven to be one of the most confusing and misunderstood areas of family law for people facing a Phoenix custody or divorce case.  So, what does the term “custody” mean?  Most individuals seeking the advice of a Phoenix family law attorney use this term to explain who they desire their children to physically reside with.  For example, a person wanting equal parenting time may often refer to this as having “joint custody.”  Or, someone who feels that the other parent should have no parenting time will refer this as “sole custody.”  What is important to understand is that when a court in Maricopa County speaks about custody, they are referring to each parent’s ability to make legal decisions regarding their children.  So, a person having sole custody would have the sole right to make important legal decisions with regard to the children.  Legal decisions include, but are not limited to, education, medical care and religion.  A person having joint custody would have an equal right to be a part of making these important decisions for the children.  That means that both parents would have to be consulted before these decisions are made and agree upon those decisions.

The court has the ability to add various specific terms into the final orders and to specify which parent has the final authority in making decisions regarding the children.  A Phoenix custody attorney can assist in exploring these options to ensure that the proper court relief is requested.  For more information on custody in Phoenix contact Scott Law Offices.