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About Abigail

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.

Living Will

Question: What is a Living Will? Answer: a Living Will is a healthcare document that specifies your wishes in an end-of-life situation.  Not to be confused with a Last Will and Testament which disposes of a person's property after passing, a Living Will tells a person's loved ones and medical professionals their wishes regarding medical [...]

By |June 23rd, 2015|All Categories, Estate Planning|Comments Off on Living Will

What is Probate?

We are often asked by our clients: what is probate? Probate is the legal process by which a will is proved valid or invalid and the estate of a decedent is administered. In Arizona, the probate court has special jurisdiction over probate and estate matters. The Probate Court also handles matters involving guardianship, conservatorship, elder [...]

By |June 11th, 2015|All Categories, FAQ, Probate|Comments Off on What is Probate?

A Peek into Princess Diana’s Will

While everyone, including myself, has caught Royal Baby Fever-itis just in time for the second Royal Baby, estate planner all over the United States are buzzing about the latest news regarding the reveal of Princess Diana’s will. 18 years after the young Princess’s untimely death, for the first time, her will has been revealed. Of [...]

By |April 20th, 2015|Estate Planning, Rich & Famous|Comments Off on A Peek into Princess Diana’s Will

I’ve Been Named a Personal Representative. Now What?

When a loved one passes a person may find out that they were named as the deceased individual's Personal Representative.  What does that mean?  It mean the person was nominated by the deceased to administer his or her estate after passing.  A Personal Representative (called an Executor in other states) has the following duties: Duties [...]

By |April 15th, 2015|All Categories, Probate|Comments Off on I’ve Been Named a Personal Representative. Now What?

25 and Alive

I am 25, single, no kids, just finished law school—meaning I have little to zero assets of my own, and recently began working for Powers & Neal Law firm. With all of this in mind, it would seem pointless to have an estate plan, right? Wrong. The absolute best scenario—and one that I pray for—is [...]

By |April 6th, 2015|All Categories, Estate Planning, FAQ|Comments Off on 25 and Alive

Robin Williams Estate Disputes Continue to Fester Among Wife, Children

Unlike some other celebrities, Robin Williams created a detailed estate plan so that his children and second wife, Susan Schneider Williams would avoid any bitter family disputes that tend to plague blended families. Sadly, the widow and adult children of Robin Williams will be battling in a San Francisco court over his estate. Susan Schneider [...]

By |April 6th, 2015|All Categories, Estate Planning, Rich & Famous|Comments Off on Robin Williams Estate Disputes Continue to Fester Among Wife, Children

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
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