Spousal maintenance (alimony): Notwithstanding A.R.S. § 25-319, there is more to spousal support claims than analysis of the black-letter law. Although there is a trend toward transitional maintenance in recent years, each case requires thoughtful review of lifestyle factors, career trajectories, available assets, and more.
Business valuation: Assessing the value of a business requires keen understanding of business valuation methodologies, accounting principles, and market prediction. These factors are confounded if the business is cash-driven and finances are not well-documented. Business may also have complex ownership structures, noncompetition agreements, niche markets, and other factors that affect valuation. In addition to these factual issues, cases such as Rueschenberg further complicate the division of business assets.