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Scottsdale attorney Abigail Neal is passionate about helping people, focusing on trusts and estates, probate and business law. Call (480) 699-7992 today!

3 Easy Ways to Avoid Probate

The bad news: When someone passes away and their estate (all of their money and property) has to go through probate (the court-supervised process of distributing a deceased person’s money and property), it can get expensive with court costs, attorneys, accountants, appraisers, personal representatives and the like. Depending on the probate's complexity and the state's [...]

By |June 10th, 2020|All Categories, Arizona Law, Estate Planning, Probate|Comments Off on 3 Easy Ways to Avoid Probate

Avoid Probate With Trust Funding

One of the most common reasons people cite for preparing their estate plan is that they want to avoid probate and keep their affairs private.  What is probate? Probate is the court process of confirming the validity of the deceased persons's will (if any) and transferring the assets from the deceased person to the heirs.  [...]

By |June 10th, 2020|All Categories, Arizona Law, Estate Planning, FAQ, Probate|Comments Off on Avoid Probate With Trust Funding

Preparing for Coronavirus: The #1 Legal Document Every Adult Needs to Have

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt daily life and leave Americans uncertain of the future, you don’t have to feel helpless during this pandemic. In fact, now is a great time to be proactive and plan ahead should you or a loved one fall ill. One of the most important and relatively easy things you [...]

By |April 13th, 2020|All Categories, Arizona Law, Current Events, Estate Planning|Comments Off on Preparing for Coronavirus: The #1 Legal Document Every Adult Needs to Have

A Message from Neal Law Regarding Covid-19

The well-being and safety of our clients, prospective clients, and employees is central to our purpose and our top priority as we join companies around the world responding to the current global health challenge. In order to do our part, we are temporarily closing our office for client appointments.  We are available for phone or [...]

By |March 17th, 2020|All Categories|Comments Off on A Message from Neal Law Regarding Covid-19

Estate Planning After Divorce

You have recently divorced your spouse and the judge has signed the divorce decree. Now what? Although you may feel as though you have spent enough time and money on lawyers, there is one last attorney you need to talk to: an estate planning attorney.  Estate planning after divorce is critical to ensure your wishes [...]

By |February 24th, 2020|Arizona Law, Estate Planning, Property|Comments Off on Estate Planning After Divorce

A Plan to Protect Your Spouse

You have searched for and found the love of your life, maybe your first love, or maybe after a previous marriage. As you have built your life together, you have probably weathered your fair share of storms and grown stronger because of them. To prepare for the future and the possibility of no longer being [...]

By |February 24th, 2020|All Categories, Estate Planning, Taxes|Comments Off on A Plan to Protect Your Spouse

The SECURE Act: How Does It Affect Your Retirement Accounts?

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act), which became effective on January 1, 2020. The Act is the most impactful legislation affecting retirement accounts in decades. It will have a positive impact for many older Americans but could have negative tax consequences for many [...]

By |January 16th, 2020|All Categories, Current Events, Estate Planning, News, Taxes|Comments Off on The SECURE Act: How Does It Affect Your Retirement Accounts?

New Year, New Estate Plan

Welcome to 2020! A new year is a time for optimism and new opportunities. It is a time to start fresh and make sure you are headed in the right direction. But making New Year’s resolutions is not enough: Take action now to ensure that you and your family or loved ones are prepared for [...]

By |January 16th, 2020|All Categories, Arizona Law, Estate Planning|Comments Off on New Year, New Estate Plan

National Adoption Month: Taking Care of Your New Family Member

November is National Adoption Month, aimed at raising awareness about adoption and the children who need permanent, loving homes.  Thousands of children are adopted each year, bringing much joy to their adoptive families.  If you are in the process of adopting or have recently adopted a child, it is a great time to create or [...]

By |November 13th, 2019|All Categories, Estate Planning, FAQ|Comments Off on National Adoption Month: Taking Care of Your New Family Member

The Importance Of Having An Estate Plan

In 2008, Congress recognized the need for the public to understand the importance and benefits of estate planning by passing House Resolution 1499, which designated the third week of October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Nevertheless, according to a 2019 survey carried out by Caring.com, 57% of adults in the United States have not [...]

By |October 21st, 2019|Estate Planning|Comments Off on The Importance Of Having An Estate Plan
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