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Scottsdale attorney Abigail Neal is a second generation Arizona native who is passionate about helping people achieve their personal and professional goals. Abigail focuses her practice on trusts and estates, probate and business law. Call (480) 699-7992 today to speak to Arizona lawyer Abigail Neal.

Plan Your Estate and Protect Your Family

Protect Your Family With an Estate Plan Overview In the event of incapacitation or death (God forbid), it is important that you have named who will control your health and finances and who will raise your children (if you’re a parent). If you don’t have an estate plan, your assets may be distributed through the [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|All Categories, Estate Planning, Probate, Property|Comments Off on Plan Your Estate and Protect Your Family

Forming LLC’s

In a recent article, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) exclaimed that its optimism index is at an all-time high, with small-business owners planning to break records with hiring and expanding.  https://www.marketwatch.com/story/small-business-owners-more-optimistic-than-ever-nfib-credits-trump-economic-policies-2018-09-11 This optimism also means that it is a good time to start a business. We therefore thought it would be a good [...]

By |September 18th, 2018|All Categories, Business Law|Comments Off on Forming LLC’s

Do Your Parents Have an Estate Plan?

If you find yourself in the “sandwich generation” (someone who is caring for both your children as well as your parents simultaneously), you need to know whether or not your parents have put together an estate plan. While it is still your parent’s choice to make estate planning decisions, having a plan -- no matter [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|All Categories, Estate Planning, Guardians & Conservators, Probate|Comments Off on Do Your Parents Have an Estate Plan?

Legal Affairs Checklist for Fall

With the fall season approaching, it’s an excellent time to review your affairs.  Below is a legal affairs checklist to ensure your planning meets your needs and is up-to-date: 1. When was your power of attorney last updated? A power of attorney is a valuable legal document, no matter what the circumstance. Not only is [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|All Categories, Current Events, Estate Planning, FAQ|Comments Off on Legal Affairs Checklist for Fall

SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination

On June 27, 2018, Justice Anthony Kennedy sent a letter to President Donald Trump announcing his retirement from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). As one of nine justices, he was considered to be an important swing vote.  Consider: there are four "liberal" justices (Sotomayor, Ginsberg, Kagan and Breyer), and four "conservative" justices (Gorsuch, [...]

By |July 30th, 2018|All Categories, Current Events|Comments Off on SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination

SCOTUS Rules States Can Legalize Sports Gambling

Sports gambling will soon be legal in, most likely, all states who want it, due to a Supreme Court decision on Monday, May 14.  By a 6-3 margin, the Court struck down the “Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act,” (PASPA) which made it illegal for states to authorize sports gambling (with only a few exceptions), [...]

By |May 15th, 2018|All Categories, Current Events|Comments Off on SCOTUS Rules States Can Legalize Sports Gambling

Trump’s Tax Plan

On September 27 of this year Congressional Republicans and President Trump released their plan for tax reform. You can read whole thing at this link:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Documents/Tax-Framework.pdf The main points of the so-called Unified Framework are as follows: -Standard deductions will be increased. -There will be three tax brackets (12%, 25% and 35%) instead of the [...]

By |October 19th, 2017|All Categories, Business Law, Estate Planning, Taxes|Comments Off on Trump’s Tax Plan

Do You Need to Update Your Will When You Move?

Question:  Do you need to update your will when you move to a new state?   Answer: Yes, you should update your will when you move. Wills are governed by state law and should be updated to reflect the law in the new state of residence. Wills are a very state specific document.  In Arizona, [...]

By |September 28th, 2017|All Categories, Estate Planning|Comments Off on Do You Need to Update Your Will When You Move?

Do You Need a Trust?

What is a Trust and do you need one? You've probably heard about trusts on popular TV and radio shows.  Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about trusts: Trusts - Defined A Trust, or Revocable Living Trust, is an estate planning document that states who you want to inherit your property and how.  [...]

By |September 19th, 2017|All Categories|Comments Off on Do You Need a Trust?

Guest Post: The Skinny on Probate Bonds

What is a probate bond? Probate bonds, which can also be referred to as fiduciary bonds are required by the court of individuals that are acting on behalf of others. For example, a fiduciary may be appointed by the court to manage someone’s finances, or to care for that individual if they are either too [...]

By |March 2nd, 2017|All Categories, Arizona Law, Guest Posts, Probate|Comments Off on Guest Post: The Skinny on Probate Bonds
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