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Top 5 Legal Challenges Facing Michael Jackson’s Estate Executors

Hat Tip to Danielle and Andrew Mayoras of Trial & Heirs for this great article! Many people never stop to think of how hard a job it is to administer the estate or trust of someone who passes away.  Often, it's a thankless job, filled with headaches.  That's certainly been [...]

Four Ways Americans Are Hurting Their Retirement

In general, Americans tend to be pretty optimistic.  Even in this struggling economy and difficult job market, most American workers will say that the future looks better and that good times are on the way.  Most American workers are also optimistic that their financial situation will improve next year and [...]

Small Estate Affidavit Qualifying Amounts Increase

Arizona law provides that certain "small estates" may avoid probate by using a small estate probate Affidavit.  Recently, the dollar amount of assets that qualify for the exemption increased. Previously, if a decedent owned $50,000 or less in personal property, the decedent's heirs could use a Small Estate Affidavit for [...]

Time to Update Your Trust

Countless surveys reveal that the majority of Americans do not have all of the necessary estate planning documents in place.  In fact, most people don't have any estate planning documents at all.  One of the big reasons for this is because dying or becoming incapacitated is is the bottom of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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