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Do I Have A Case?

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | June 2, 2017

We are often asked this question. Most of the time, the answer is “yes.”   Peoples’ instincts are usually correct.  When something happens that seems wrong, in most cases there can be a legal remedy.  However, this question is a bad one and does not lead to a helpful answer.  A better question is “do I have a case that is worth pursuing in court?”  When this question is asked, most of the time the answer is “no”.  Obtaining answers to…

Overview of a Lawsuit

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | May 19, 2017

The term lawsuit has come to have a negative connotation, however, there are many reasons to file a lawsuit that are non-confrontational.  Lawsuits can be filed to get a clear title to sell a house, or to open a probate to distribute the estate of a deceased loved one.  Sometimes however, disputes do arise, and whether a lawsuit is being commenced or defended against, many questions undoubtedly arise.  While this article is by no means all inclusive, it is meant…

What are the Legal Consequences of Polygamy?

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | May 4, 2017

Polygamy is the marriage to more than one person at a time, whether legally or spiritually, and it is currently illegal in all 50 states. The Arizona Constitution prohibits polygamous legal marriages, therefore making such marriages void (having no legal or binding effect). Let’s look at the relationship between Ryan, Amy and Sara to see how they are effected. (Ryan, Amy and Sara are fictitious characters for the purposes of this article, but their situation is not as rare as…

Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | March 2, 2017

Senior financial abuse scams are a multi-billion dollar industry. Learn how to spot the perpetrators and prevent this from happening to you and your loved ones.

Litigation 101

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | February 17, 2017

Learn about litigation and how to decide whether your claim is worth your time in court.

Transmutation of Sole and Separate Property

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | February 10, 2017

How can Arizona’s community property laws destroy my sole and separate property? Learn how to prevent transmutation of sole and separate property and plan for the future.

Recording False Documents – Not All Misstatements Are Material

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | January 13, 2017

Minor errors in false documents should not result in liability under A.R.S §33-420.

What Do I Need to Know When I have a Business During a Divorce?

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | January 5, 2017

How your business is effected during a Divorce.

Reverse Mortgage Pitfall – Avoided

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | December 29, 2016

Lear how to avoid the harm of a reverse mortgage and the effects on the surviving spouse.

TRID and Your Real Estate Loan

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | December 22, 2016

Changes to your Real Estate Loan Documents – TRID.