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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.

Dean Smith Leaves $200 to Every Player He Coached

Dean Smith--University of North Carolina Basketball Coach for 34 Years----Leaves $200 To Every Player He Coached The Trustee of the Dean E. Smith Revocable Trust sent out a letter to each per Dean Smith’s instructions left in his will. In the letter, the trustee spelled out Coach Dean Smith’s wishes per the will and the [...]

By |April 6th, 2015|All Categories, Estate Planning, Rich & Famous|Comments Off on Dean Smith Leaves $200 to Every Player He Coached

Do I Need a LLC for My Rental Property?

Should I put my investment property into an LLC? Yes! An investment property is real estate that is not your primary residence and is purchased or used in order to generate income by appreciation, leasing, taking advantage of tax benefits or other uses. As corporate vehicles go, the LLC (limited liability company) protects its owner-members’ [...]

By |April 1st, 2015|All Categories, Business Law|Comments Off on Do I Need a LLC for My Rental Property?

Must Love Dogs

When planning for loved ones, don't forget to include your furry friends.  As our love for our pets reaches new heights, estate planning for pets has become popular.  If an owner wants to ensure his or her best buddy is well cared for after he or she passes, it is essential to do some estate [...]

By |March 25th, 2015|All Categories, Estate Planning, Pet Planning|Comments Off on Must Love Dogs

Arizona Probate Overview

Upon the death of a loved one, families face the burdensome task of distributing the property and debts of the deceased. That process—sadly—has the potential to strain familial relationships. With this in mind, Powers & Neal provides estate planning, including the creation of wills and trusts, in order for individuals to plan ahead and potentially [...]

By |March 11th, 2015|All Categories, FAQ, Probate|Comments Off on Arizona Probate Overview

Beneficiary Deeds vs. Other Deeds

Question:  How is an Arizona Beneficiary Deed different from any other Arizona deed? Answer:  When most people think of a deed, they think of the typical Warranty Deeds, Special Warranty Deeds or Quit Claim Deeds.  As soon as a person signs and records one of these types of deeds (the "grantor"), the legal title of [...]

By |March 5th, 2015|All Categories, Arizona Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Property|Comments Off on Beneficiary Deeds vs. Other Deeds

5 Things You Need to Know About Inherited Retirement Accounts

We often get questions about what will happen to a person's retirement account after they pass.  Since one's retirement account is often one of the largest assets in the estate, passing it to beneficiaries in the most advantageous way possible.  Here are five things you need to know about inherited retirement accounts: Will my beneficiaries [...]

By |November 4th, 2014|All Categories|Comments Off on 5 Things You Need to Know About Inherited Retirement Accounts

Does My LLC Need An Operating Agreement?

Question: I want to form an Arizona LLC.  I know I need to file articles of organization with the Arizona Corporation Commission, but do I need an operating agreement too?  What if I am going to be the only member of the LLC? Answer:  Every LLC should have an operating agreement. An operating agreement is [...]

By |September 29th, 2014|All Categories, Business Law, FAQ, Litigation|Comments Off on Does My LLC Need An Operating Agreement?

Dancing With Distribution – Per Stirpes vs. Per Capita

By: Alexus C. Hirsh, law clerk When reading over an estate plan, terms such as per stirpes and per capita distribution often appear. These terms describe different ways to distribute property to heirs after someone passes away. While these terms may seem confusing at first, they are deeply embedded in legal tradition and it is important to understand [...]

By |September 11th, 2014|All Categories, Estate Planning|Comments Off on Dancing With Distribution – Per Stirpes vs. Per Capita

IRS Releases New Form 1023EZ

This summer, the IRS finally released the much anticipated Form 1023EZ, otherwise known as the Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  This is great news for smaller organizations who want to give back to their communities without having a huge operating budget.  In addition, it should speed [...]

By |August 12th, 2014|All Categories, Business Law, Charities|Comments Off on IRS Releases New Form 1023EZ

When Is It Time to Change Your Estate Plan?

Getting a estate plan in place is a great way to protect yourself, your family and your legacy.  When you completed your plan, it reflected a snapshot of your life at that time.  After a few years go by, maybe that snapshot isn't accurate anymore.  Things will change over the course of your life.  As [...]

By |August 8th, 2014|All Categories, Estate Planning|Comments Off on When Is It Time to Change Your Estate Plan?
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