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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.

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 [...]

What’s the Difference Between a Will and Living Will?

Question: I've heard of a Will, Last Will and Testament and Living Will. What's the difference? Answer: Good question. There are two different types of "Will" documents. The most common one that people think of is a Last Will and Testament (casually referred to as a Will). A Last Will and Testament serves a number [...]

Richie Valens’ Last Will and Testament

The Day the Music Died On Feburary 2, 1959, rock and roll legend Richie Valens was killed in a plane crash in Iowa. Also on board were Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper. The day later became known as The Day the Music Died. But how did Valens end up on this plane? Richard Steven [...]

What Do I Do With An Inherited IRA?

IRAs are among the largest assets inherited by heirs and beneficiaries. These accounts are able to grow to very large amounts because income taxes are deferred until the owner begins to take distributions, which usually happens after the owner reaches age 70 ½. Those who inherit an IRA must be very careful to follow the [...]

Should You Tell Children About Their Inheritance?

Not many parents like to talk to their children about their wealth. How much money people have is typically considered a very private matter, and most people don't think it's polite to talk about it. However, not talking to children about their potential inheritance could leave them unprepared to handle inheriting even a modest amount [...]

Name a Guardian for Your Children

Parents with minor children need to name someone to raise them (a guardian) in the event both parents should pass away before the child becomes an adult (age 18). While the likelihood of that actually happening may be slim, the consequences of not naming a guardian are significant. If no guardian is named in the [...]

Life Cycle of a Charity

Charitable and other organizations that meet the requirements of Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) are exempt from federal income tax. Donations made by individuals and corporations to charitable and other tax exempt organizations are deductible under Internal Revenue Code section 170. Exempt charitable organizations fall into one of two classifications: a public charity or private [...]

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