Dodge & Vega Law Blog

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Common Law Marriage

I love when my friends start dating. First you hear all about them. Then you meet them. They fall in love and then make the big announcement that they are moving in together as the next step. How exciting! It is not uncommon today for couples…
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Police jurisdiction – Can a police officer arrest me anywhere in the State?

I have been in the legal field now for over 20 years. People have always asked me if a police officer can arrest or stop them anywhere in the State of Arizona.  The short answer is yes.  Take for instance, DUI checkpoints.  At the DUI checkpoints…
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4 Things You Should Do BEFORE Filing Bankruptcy

Be Prepared Before Filing Bankruptcy No one ever wants to be put in a situation where they are drowning in debt. But it happens, and for most people, it takes a huge emotional toll. In fact, it ranks up there with divorce, death of a loved…
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How Will I Ever Pay for my Bankruptcy? $0 Down at Dodge & Vega!

Does the word “Bankruptcy” scare you to hear? If you answered “yes”, trust me you are not alone! When it comes to bankruptcy- it does not need to be a quick decision, however you should make the choice yourself before, before getting…
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce

Let’s face it, there are some conversations that are just not easy to have, especially with your children…but how do you tell your kids that you are getting a divorce?! It might not be the easiest conversation that you will have, but here…
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Top 10 Tips for Co-Parenting

Top 10 Tips For Co-Parenting Are you tired of constant arguing and bickering with your ex about the kids, about their activities, about the parenting time schedule, about paying for the kids’ braces, about…everything really? Or are you…
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WHAT YOU CAN AND CANNOT DO WHEN STOPPED FOR A DUI

WHAT YOU CAN AND CANNOT DO WHEN STOPPED FOR A DUI You’re out with your friends having a great time and you are the designated driver. You are close to your house when you notice the red and blue lights behind you, so you immediately pull…
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Bankruptcy Simplified

Filing for Bankruptcy can be a tough decision. Sometimes, it can feel like you’re alone and that you are the only one that’s experiencing financial hardships. This is simply not the case. Bankruptcy is a way to “start over” when you…
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Arizona Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

Getting into a motor vehicle these days can be one the life-threatening events that could happen to us all day, and we take this chance every time we get into the driver’s seat. Did you know that in 2017 Arizona reported a total of 127,064…