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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.

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?

Why Do We Procrastinate Estate Planning?

Numerous studies show that unfortunately, the majority of people haven't completed their estate plans.  While most people will admit that they know they need to create an estate plan, but they put it off.  But why is it that people tend to procrastinate on their estate planning?  Here are some common reasons: 1.  It's Expensive.  [...]

By |July 16th, 2014|All Categories, Estate Planning, FAQ|Comments Off on Why Do We Procrastinate Estate Planning?

More heirs wait as wills dole out money slowly

(Reuters) - When Juliann Reynolds' husband died of cancer in 1992, she had to decide how to plan her own estate. The now-retired speech therapist from Rancho Cucamonga, California, knew she had to safeguard the future of her young daughter, Maren. Still, the possibility that her daughter might receive a large chunk of money when [...]

By |June 26th, 2014|All Categories, Estate Planning|Comments Off on More heirs wait as wills dole out money slowly

$59 trillion to go to heirs, charity by 2061

The greatest wealth transfer in history is underway, according to a new report. A study from the Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy projects that $59 trillion is expected to be passed down to heirs, charities and taxes between 2007 and 2061. The study said heirs will receive $36 trillion over that period, while [...]

By |May 28th, 2014|All Categories, Estate Planning|Comments Off on $59 trillion to go to heirs, charity by 2061

Oscar Winners Teach Five Lessons On Estate Planning

Thanks to Danielle and Andrew at Trial and Heirs & Probate Lawyer Blog for this great article! The 2014 Oscars are complete.  Trial & Heirs looks back at past Oscar winners like Philip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Taylor, Heath Ledger, Frank Sinatra, and Marlon Brando.  Their estates illustrate important estate planning lessons that everyone can benefit [...]

By |April 16th, 2014|All Categories, Estate Planning, Rich & Famous|Comments Off on Oscar Winners Teach Five Lessons On Estate Planning
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