What You Should Know About Wills and Probate

Thank you for visiting to learn some basics about wills and probate.   First, let’s define both wills and probate: A will is a document which states who should inherit a person's property after passing, who should administer their estate during a probate matter (the "personal representative"), and who should [...]

By |July 15th, 2015|All Categories, Arizona Law, Estate Planning, Probate|Comments Off on What You Should Know About Wills and Probate

Living Will

Question: What is a Living Will? Answer: a Living Will is a healthcare document that specifies your wishes in an end-of-life situation.  Not to be confused with a Last Will and Testament which disposes of a person's property after passing, a Living Will tells a person's loved ones and medical [...]

By |June 23rd, 2015|All Categories, Estate Planning|Comments Off on Living Will

What is Probate?

We are often asked by our clients: what is probate? Probate is the legal process by which a will is proved valid or invalid and the estate of a decedent is administered. In Arizona, the probate court has special jurisdiction over probate and estate matters. The Probate Court also handles [...]

By |June 11th, 2015|All Categories, FAQ, Probate|Comments Off on What is Probate?

A Peek into Princess Diana’s Will

While everyone, including myself, has caught Royal Baby Fever-itis just in time for the second Royal Baby, estate planner all over the United States are buzzing about the latest news regarding the reveal of Princess Diana’s will. 18 years after the young Princess’s untimely death, for the first time, her [...]

By |April 20th, 2015|Estate Planning, Rich & Famous|Comments Off on A Peek into Princess Diana’s Will

I’ve Been Named a Personal Representative. Now What?

When a loved one passes a person may find out that they were named as the deceased individual's Personal Representative.  What does that mean?  It mean the person was nominated by the deceased to administer his or her estate after passing.  A Personal Representative (called an Executor in other states) [...]

By |April 15th, 2015|All Categories, Probate|Comments Off on I’ve Been Named a Personal Representative. Now What?

25 and Alive

I am 25, single, no kids, just finished law school—meaning I have little to zero assets of my own, and recently began working for Powers & Neal Law firm. With all of this in mind, it would seem pointless to have an estate plan, right? Wrong. The absolute best scenario—and [...]

By |April 6th, 2015|All Categories, Estate Planning, FAQ|Comments Off on 25 and Alive
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