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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.

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 [...]

5 Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

From time to time, we like to go over why having a complete, up-to-date estate plan is so important. We hope this article and provide you with valuable information to for yourself and your family and information that you can pass along to friends and family who, for whatever reasons, haven't created an estate plan [...]

By |August 2nd, 2013|All Categories, Estate Planning, FAQ|Comments Off on 5 Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Young Adults Need Estate Planning Too

Estate Planning for Young Adults is Critical Although it may surprise some people, once a child turns 18 their parents lose the legal ability to make decisions for their child and find out basic information. A parent learning that he or she cannot see their college student’s grades without their permission can be mildly frustrating [...]

8 Estate Planning Things to Do Before You Travel

Before taking any trip, most people create a “to-do list” of things they have put off and want to take care of before they leave. Here is a checklist of estate planning things everyone should do before taking your next trip. Getting these things done will help you travel with peace of mind, knowing that [...]

By |July 31st, 2013|All Categories, Estate Planning|Comments Off on 8 Estate Planning Things to Do Before You Travel

A Joint Tenant with Right of Survivorship Died. Now What?

Question: I own property as joint tenants with right of survivorship. The other joint tenant died. What should I do now? Answer: You need to remove the deceased tenant from showing ownership of the property. To do this you need to file an Affidavit Evidencing Termination of Joint Tenancy with the county recorder where the [...]

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