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VIDEO: Prenuptial Agreements

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
Platt & Westby Attorney, Peter Westby, discusses Prenuptial Agreements and how they…

What Is A Living Will?

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Living Will is different from a normal Will.   A Will is…

VIDEO: Pre-Litigation Due Diligence

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | December 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
Platt & Westby attorney, Andy Rahtz, discusses the things you should do…

Benefits of The Probate Process

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
Much has been written by estate planning attorneys as to how to…

Divorce With Minor Children and Legal Decision-Making Authority

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | October 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
A divorce decree that involves minor children must address legal decision-making for…

VIDEO: Hiring an Attorney

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | September 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Platt & Westby attorney, Elizabeth Westby, speaks about hiring an attorney and…

What Is A "Life Estate"?

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | September 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
A life estate is an interest in real property that terminates upon…

Communicating Religious Values in Your Estate Plan

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
Estate planning documents are designed to help and provide for families at…

Effect Of Military Benefits When Calculating Arizona Child Support

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Military members typically receive many benefits for their service to our country. These benefits may be counted as income when calculating child support in Arizona. For instance, a military member may receive money for a housing allowance or the military member may receive free housing rather than a housing allowance.

In the Arizona Court of Appeals case of Patterson v. Patterson, the Court ruled that the value of military-provided on-base housing might be included in a parent’s income for child support calculations, based on the court’s determination as to whether the value of that benefit is significant and reduces the parent’s living expenses.

The court’s opinion relied on the language in the Arizona Child Support Guidelines which states that “income from any source” is includable as gross income. These guidelines also require the cash value of “other non-cash benefits” be counted as gross income if they are significant and reduce personal living expenses.

VIDEO: Construction Defect Law

By Platt & Westby, P.C. | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
Cracks in your foundation, a leaking roof, water damaged walls, among other…

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