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Probate Creditors

One step of the probate process is dealing with probate creditors. This includes identifying and notifying the creditors of the deceased and settling the deceased's debts. After death, a personal representative (the PR), assigned by either a written will or by the court, will handle the estate left by the [...]

By |August 2nd, 2017|All Categories, Arizona Law, Probate|Comments Off on Probate Creditors

Guest Post: The Skinny on Probate Bonds

What is a probate bond? Probate bonds, which can also be referred to as fiduciary bonds are required by the court of individuals that are acting on behalf of others. For example, a fiduciary may be appointed by the court to manage someone’s finances, or to care for that individual [...]

By |March 2nd, 2017|All Categories, Arizona Law, Guest Posts, Probate|Comments Off on Guest Post: The Skinny on Probate Bonds

Beneficiaries for Bank Accounts

Pay on Death and Transfer on Death Designations Setting up a Transfer on Death (“TOD”) or Pay on Death (“POD”) designation on your bank account is a simple and easy way to keep bank account assets out of probate.  A TOD or POD designation is effectively a beneficiary designation, similar [...]

By |September 15th, 2016|All Categories, Estate Planning, FAQ, Property|Comments Off on Beneficiaries for Bank Accounts

Probate Affidavits

Avoiding Probate with Probate Affidavits Also called a "small estate" affidavit, probate affidavits allow the heirs of a deceased person to collect the decedent's property without having to open probate.   This is also sometimes called the small estate probate exemption. There are two types of probate affidavits - personal property and real [...]

By |July 27th, 2016|All Categories, Arizona Law, Probate, Property|Comments Off on Probate Affidavits

Piercing the Corporate Veil

Piercing the Corporate Veil – What does it mean, exactly? First, let’s start with the concept of a corporation or limited liability company (LLC). Because they are in and of themselves “entities,” corporations and LLC’s have a legal existence – rights and liabilities distinct from their owners. So, the officers [...]

By |March 29th, 2016|Arizona Law, Business Law, FAQ, Litigation|Comments Off on Piercing the Corporate Veil

Probate Attorney Scottsdale

Scottsdale Probate Attorney Who Provides Cost Effective Representation A loved one's passing is an understandably stressful time.  In addition to grieving for a loved one, individuals often find themselves in the position of being responsible to manage their love one's final affairs.  When it comes to the legal aspect of [...]

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