If you recently lost a loved one and he/she appointed you to be the Executor of the estate you must concentrate on the practical and legal ramifications of the decedent’s death as well as dealing with your own grief. Probating an estate can be a complex and time-consuming endeavor, which is why many … [Read more...] about Probating an Estate: 5 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer
When the subject of estate planning comes up, you have likely heard someone mention the importance of avoiding probate. That, in turn, probably has you wondering why probate avoidance is important and how your estate can avoid probate. To help answer those questions, the Tucson estate planning … [Read more...] about 3 Things You Can Do to Avoid Probate
or most people, one of the primary motivations for creating an estate plan is to ensure that their estate assets are distributed according to their wishes after they are gone. Most people also use a Last Will and Testament as the estate planning tool of choice to achieve that goal – at this in … [Read more...] about Can a Trust Help Keep My Gifts Private?
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When you think about estate planning, you likely focus on creating a plan for the distribution of your estate assets when you are gone. Although that may remain your primary estate planning goal, you will probably also include additional, related goals as your estate plan grows. A common goal … [Read more...] about Can Probate Lawyers Help My Estate Avoid Probate?
Most people find themselves directly involved in the probate of an estate at some point in time during their lifetime. For you, it might be because a loved one appointed you the Executor of their estate or it might be because you are a beneficiary or heir of the estate of a recently deceased loved … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know about the Arizona Probate Process
Before I answer this question, here’s a true story that was recently shared by a colleague. John died recently at age 40. He was single and no children. John lived with his mother as her caregiver, because she had some physical challenges. John had a heart attack and was on life support at a local … [Read more...] about When Is the Right Time To Plan?
Have you or a loved one ever gone through a probate? Here are five reasons why you would want to avoid Probate. Lose your privacy. Probate proceedings are available to the public and will be published in a local newspaper. Anyone can gain access to your personal information through the … [Read more...] about Why You Want to Avoid Probate
Did you know that without proper planning, you are sending your loved ones to court? That is so strange to me. We try to avoid going to court during our daily lives, but 70% of Americans are effectively saying, “I love you so much, off to court with you!” I hear all of the time, “I will be dead, … [Read more...] about Help Your Parents
While taxes are an important element of estate planning, especially for those subject to state or federal estate taxes, consider the following important non-tax reasons to plan. Incapacity. Are you going to become incapacitated? Of course, we don’t have a crystal ball to tell us the answer, so … [Read more...] about Non-Tax Reasons for a Estate Plan