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Probate refers to the process by which an estate gets settled under court supervision. The purpose of probate is to ensure that the estate is administered properly and to prevent fraud. Arizona law provides for both informal and formal probate. Probate is not required at all if the decedent had equity less than $100,000 in…

When most people wonder how Phoenix, Arizona got its name they imagine that it has something to do with the city’s extreme heat. And that would make sense because in Greek mythology the phoenix is associated with the sun, and based on some stories the mythological phoenix would combust in a blaze of flames and…

The legal landscape for LGBT couples changed greatly in June 2015 when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states. After the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, many married same-sex couples in Phoenix assume that creating an estate plan is no longer a priority. This assumption is far…

Phoenix, Arizona is a vibrant and culturally diverse city and it is only becoming more diverse every day. Arizona shares a 372 mile border with Mexico and nearly a third of the Phoenix population is Latino. In addition to the large Latino population, the Russian, Vietnamese, Filipino, Irish, Korean, and German cultures are all represented…

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