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Strange Will Requests by Famous People

These famous people took the concept of leaving their final wishes in their last will and testament to a whole new level. Here are some strange will requests by famous people: Napoleon Bonaparte: Wanted his head shaved and his hair divided among his friends. Ben Franklin: Left his daughter 408 [...]

By |August 2nd, 2017|All Categories, Estate Planning, Rich & Famous|Comments Off on Strange Will Requests by Famous People

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
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