Role of an Arizona Attorney in the Collaborative Divorce Process and Ethical Considerations : Part 1

In the collaborative process, a separate collaborative lawyer is retained by each party. This lawyer must be licensed to practice law. The attorney has a unique challenge in the collaborative process. Attorneys generally have the litigation process and posturing engrained in their way of being. In the collaborative process, attorneys have to learn to advocate collaboratively. They have to represent their clients in a way that is consistent with the collaborative process and goals. A … [Read more...]

Jared C. Simmons, ESQ resume

JARED C. SIMMONS, ESQ. 8160 E. Butherus Drive Suite 7 Scottsdale, Arizona  85260 (W)(480) 998-1500 (E) EDUCATION SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, DALLAS, TEXAS RECEIVED J.D.—MAY 1996 (TOP 1/3RD OF CLASS) ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, TEMPE, ARIZONA • Double Major: 1991 B.S. Political Science/Psychology, Graduated with honors • President: Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SIMMONS & GOTTFRIED, PLLC (FORMERLY SIMMONS LAW OFFICES) … [Read more...]

How Do Property and Assets Get Divided In An Arizona Divorce Mediation? – Mediation Divorce Arizona

When couples accrue property during the Arizona marriage in any way other than gift or inheritance(community property), they need an effective manner to divide that property during the divorce.   Arizona law requires an “equitable” (near equal) division of community property.  However, the Court generally sanctions any reasonable division, and mediation gives the parties more of an opportunity to get creative in the division.  Further, mediation offers a calm and amicable environment to discuss … [Read more...]

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