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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.

Announcing the Neal Law Firm

Arizona lawyer Abigail Neal is delighted to announce the opening of the Neal Law Firm.  Abby's goal with the Neal Law Firm is to provide her clients with exceptional legal service in the areas of estate planning, business, charities and nonprofits and probate. Our office is located near Scottsdale Road and Lincoln. Our contact information [...]

Estate Planning for Baby Boomers

Changes are coming as five million baby boomers are turning 65 every year for the next 15 years.  Experts have predicted changes affecting the economy, housing, our social structure, recreational activities and health care services for an aging population that will continue to grow.  And baby boomers have different expectations about their "golden years" than [...]

Protecting Loved Ones – 5 Life Insurance Beneficiary Mistakes

People purchase life insurance with the goal of providing for their loved ones in the event of their passing.  It follows then that naming beneficiaries of a life insurance policy is often an automatic action for people, depending on their life circumstance.  Married people typically name their spouses with their children as the contingent beneficiaries.  [...]

Amanda Bynes – Amanda Bynes’ parents file conservatorship papers

Amanda Bynes’ parents have filed court documents to become her temporary conservators. Rick and Lynn Bynes hired respected attorneys Tamar Arminak and Patrick Reider, and officially applied to gain legal control of the actress’s personal welfare and financial affairs on Thursday (25.07.13), as she remains under an involuntary hold in a psychiatric hospital in California. [...]

What is a Power of Attorney?

Question:  Someone told me I should have a power of attorney.  I don't know what that is.  Do I need one? Answer: You should have a power of attorney.  There are different types, but the basic concept of a power of attorney is you (the "principal) giving decision making authority to someone else you pick [...]

Estate and Gift Taxes After the Fiscal Cliff

Many people are wondering what happened to the estate and gift tax laws as a result of the last minute law passed by Congress. For the most part, they continued the status quo. This is a huge boon for wealthy individuals. If Congress had not acted, the estate tax exclusion amount would have dropped from [...]

6 Year End Nonprofit Tasks

It's about to be the end of another year which means there's some yearly housekeeping every nonprofit organization must do. Here are six things every nonprofit should do before the end of the year: 1. Have Your Annual Meeting. The bylaws for most nonprofit corporations require the organization to have an annual meeting. This is [...]

When Is The Best Time To Create A Trust?

Question: When should I create a trust? My assets include a couple of cars, my home, less than $100,000 in savings and a 401k. Do I need a trust? Answer: A Revocable Living Trust can be beneficial for anyone, regardless of what they do or the amount of assets they own. The best time to [...]

Estate Planning for Young Families

Many young families put off estate planning because they are young and healthy and don't need to do it yet, or because they don’t think they can afford it. But even a healthy, young adult can be taken suddenly by an accident or illness (Terri Schaivo being an example). And while no one expects to [...]

Estate Planning for Women

Estate Planning for Women is Critical While estate planning is important for everyone, women especially need to understand estate planning and have a plan of their own in place. Here are some issues that are of particular interest to women and their estate planning. Incapacity On average, women live longer than men. As such, there [...]

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