Schmaltz Law Offices is ready to meet the business needs of equine owners, trainers, riders, events and facilities.
The starting point is Arizona's Equine Activity Liability Act – A.R.S. 12-553 Limited Liability of Equine Owners and Owners of Equine Facilities – Exceptions & Definitions
A. An equine owner or an agent of an equine owner who regardless of consideration allows another person to take control of an equine is not liable for an injury to or the death of the person if:
B. Subsection A does not apply to an equine owner or agent of the equine owner who is grossly negligent or commits wilful, wanton or intentional acts or omissions.
C. An owner, lessor or agent of any riding stable, rodeo ground, training or boarding stable or other private property that is used by a rider or handler of an equine with or without the owner's permission is not liable for injury to or death of the equine or the rider or handler.
D. Subsection C does not apply to an owner, lessor or agent of any riding stable, rodeo ground, training or boarding stable or other private property that is used by a rider or handler of an equine if either of the following applies:
E. As used in this section:
Bankruptcy, never thought it would be you, right?Most people filing BK’s these days never thought it would happen to them. They had good jobs, always paid their bills on time, and were the friend or family member that others always came to for help. Then it changed: job loss, medical issues, or credit card companies suddenly changing interest rates or debt limits. These are events that none of us can control but must adapt to and move on as best we can. So forget feeling guilty or embarrassed. Instead, learn about bankruptcy and what it can do for you.It may be time to consider bankruptcy if you are:
If you are having financial difficulties and are unable to pay your bill, filing a chapter 7 can help. It is known as the fresh start bankruptcy because you are asking the court to “discharge” as much of your debt as possible. It is important to know not all types of debt are dischargeable. Domestic support obligations, student loans and some taxes and co-signers or guarantors of debt may still be liable. In return for no longer being personally liable for that debt, you agree to keep only basic property, such as a house, car, household items etc., up to a certain value. If there are liens on those items, you must continue to pay those obligations if you want to keep it. These items are “exempt” or protected. If you have other items that are “non-exempt” property, you may be required to turn them over to your case Trustee who will sell it and use the money to pay your creditors.I can help you understand this fine line between protected and unprotected property and will spend time reviewing this critical area of law with you so you know what to expect, what is at risk, and how a chapter 7 may impact you and your family.
Animal law is a broad term to describe the legal issues surround large and small animals, domesticated and wild. Schmaltz Law Offices focuses on legal issues involving domesticated animal, such as dogs, cats and horses and the people who love and care for them.
This includes the varied issues: