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Welcome to Nicole Pavlik Law Firm, I'm Nicole.

I had always wanted to be an attorney, but it wasn’t until I worked as a paralegal while in law school that I found my niche. I knew I didn’t like the adversarial side of law. I wanted to help people, so in 2013, I started the Nicole Pavlik Law Firm.

I’ve seen what happens to families when their loved ones haven’t planned their estates properly: anger, distrust, and hurt feelings among those left behind. My goal is to help you prepare the legal documents you need to plan for your family’s future after you’re no longer around to care for them.

As a small business owner, I also understand how much jargon and paperwork are involved in running a successful business. I help business owners set up a solid legal foundation so they can focus on running their business instead of wasting their valuable time dotting i’s and crossing t’s.

My success as an attorney stems from my focus on client relations and problem-solving. I meet with each client personally and communicate with them directly, and I don’t nickel-and-dime them with phone calls and emails.

I look forward to becoming your trusted advisor and helping you with all your legal affairs!

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What is Parental Power of Attorney

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A Residuary Clause for Last Will and Testament

When it comes to estate planning, it is important to have a last will and testament that has all the necessary parts. Under Arizona law, a well prepared will usually needs something called a residuary clause. A residuary clause is a part of that last will and testament to pass all other items that a…

Estate Planning and Succession Planning Lawyer In Phoenix

Estate Planning and Succession Planning

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Phoenix Estate planning attorney meeting about revocable and irrevocable trusts

Revocable Trust and Irrevocable Trust

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Virtual Phoenix, Arizona Estate, Probate and Business Law Firm

Nicole Pavlik Law Firm Benefiting From the Digital World

During the Covid-19 pandemic, I, like many others, relied on the use of virtual technology to continue serving clients from my law firm in Phoenix, Arizona. When restrictions began to ease and more people ventured out, I realized the value in continuing to use the technology. It’s actually helped many clients. Maybe they have a…

Arizona Will and Estate Planning for individuals, couples, families and LBGT

Can My Will Be Challenged in Arizona

Once you have done your will you may wonder is that enough or can  my will be challenged in Arizona. A will filed with the state of Arizona can be challenged, but certain requirements have to be met before the challenge can be made. Arizona law states a petition for probate can be filed regarding…

Hospital Visitation Authorization - Phoenix Estate Planning

Who Can Visit Me in The Hospital?

Generally speaking, most hospitals have an open policy regarding who gets to visit the patient. However, Arizona law does provide legal protection for an individual looking to exercise some authority over who can visit them in a hospital. Because hospitalization can lead to severe changes in personal circumstances very quickly, hospital visitation planning can be…

Safeguarding My Children

Safeguarding Your Children

As a parent, your main concern is the well-being of your children. If your children are going to be under the care of a temporary caregiver, it is only natural to worry about their safety. Luckily, Arizona has two options, a parental power attorney and temporary guardianship, that can help ease your concerns. Which option…

Talking to your parents about estate planning: Phoenix, Arizona Estate Law Firm

Talking to Your Parents About Estate Planning

Talking to your parents about estate planning is a valuable task that both you and your parents will benefit from.  You may not really want to do it, but if you don’t, it’s going to cause problems for everyone later. It’s not a fun subject to discuss with your parents because it brings up the…

ESTATE PLANNING RESOURCE ARTICLES

A Residuary Clause for Last Will and Testament

When it comes to estate planning, it is important to have a last will and testament that has all the necessary parts. Under Arizona law, a well prepared will usually needs something called a residuary clause. A residuary clause is a part of that last will and testament to pass all other items that a…

Estate Planning and Succession Planning Lawyer In Phoenix

Estate Planning and Succession Planning

Know the Difference and Plan As Needed In very general terms, estate planning refers to personal assets and succession planning lays out the terms for a business. And while both terms refer to plans intended by the creator once they’ve passed, it’s very important not to equate the two terms. A person does not need…

Phoenix Estate planning attorney meeting about revocable and irrevocable trusts

Revocable Trust and Irrevocable Trust

What To Consider With Trust Options When it comes to your estate plan, the trust provides solid options to protect your assets and ensure your beneficiaries receive those assets with limited difficulties. Revocable Trust Revocable trusts work best for people who want to adapt their estate plans in the face of new information and/or situations.…

Arizona Will and Estate Planning for individuals, couples, families and LBGT

Can My Will Be Challenged in Arizona

Once you have done your will you may wonder is that enough or can  my will be challenged in Arizona. A will filed with the state of Arizona can be challenged, but certain requirements have to be met before the challenge can be made. Arizona law states a petition for probate can be filed regarding…

Hospital Visitation Authorization - Phoenix Estate Planning

Who Can Visit Me in The Hospital?

Generally speaking, most hospitals have an open policy regarding who gets to visit the patient. However, Arizona law does provide legal protection for an individual looking to exercise some authority over who can visit them in a hospital. Because hospitalization can lead to severe changes in personal circumstances very quickly, hospital visitation planning can be…

Safeguarding My Children

Safeguarding Your Children

As a parent, your main concern is the well-being of your children. If your children are going to be under the care of a temporary caregiver, it is only natural to worry about their safety. Luckily, Arizona has two options, a parental power attorney and temporary guardianship, that can help ease your concerns. Which option…

Talking to your parents about estate planning: Phoenix, Arizona Estate Law Firm

Talking to Your Parents About Estate Planning

Talking to your parents about estate planning is a valuable task that both you and your parents will benefit from.  You may not really want to do it, but if you don’t, it’s going to cause problems for everyone later. It’s not a fun subject to discuss with your parents because it brings up the…

Asset Protection and Estate Planning in Phoenix

Asset Protection and Estate Planning

Effective asset protection works to proactively shield your property from creditors and lawsuits. Incorporating asset protection into your estate plan helps ensure that your hard-earned inheritance will be passed down to your rightful beneficiaries. Below are seven asset protection strategies to consider for inclusion in your Phoenix estate plan. 1. Retirement Accounts Under federal law,…

Single Person and Estate Planning

Estate Planning for Singles

Just as much as married couples, estate planning for singles is critical. It is a common myth that estate plans are only necessary for married individuals with children. Read below for five of the most important issues that singles should remember when creating their Phoenix estate plan. 1. Plan for Incapacity A comprehensive estate plan…

BUSINESS PLANNING RESOURCE ARTICLES

What is an Operating Agreement?

What is an Operating Agreement?

An operating agreement refers to a legal document outlining the rules and structural makeup of a limited liability company, or an LLC. The operating agreement recognizes the members of the LLC and lists how any business regarding the LLC will be conducted, such as voting procedures, how the funds will be allocated, and disciplinary mechanisms.…

Benefits of a Partnership Agreement

Benefits of a Partnership Agreement

Although a written partnership agreement is not required under Arizona law, it is critical to the success of your business, even if you are starting your partnership with someone you know and trust, like a family member or close friend. A partnership agreement is a legal document that dictates how the business is run and…

Benefits of a Small Business Buy-Sell Agreement

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Benefits of a Small Business Buy-Sell Agreement A buy-sell agreement, also known as a buyout agreement, is a legal contract between business owners that governs what happens if a partner dies, retires, or otherwise leaves the business. A buy-sell agreement benefits the business owners, their families, and the business itself. It is one of the…

Top Reasons for Succession Planning for Your Business

Top Reasons for Succession Planning for Your Business

Succession planning is an often-overlooked part of running a small business in Phoenix. Business owners are usually heavily focused on the day-to-day operations of their company and put off planning for a future where they will no longer be in charge. However, there are numerous benefits of having an effective succession plan in place. Below…

Arizona PPP Loan Forgiveness Details You Should Know About

Arizona PPP Loan Forgiveness Details For Phoenix

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was lifesaving for many Arizona businesses struggling to survive the COVID pandemic. Although called a loan, if recipients follow the correct requirements, one hundred percent of the PPP funds can be forgiven, essentially turning the loan into a business grant. The government does not automatically forgive PPP loans in Arizona.…

Why Do You Need a Business Attorney in Phoenix?

Why Do You Need a Business Attorney in Phoenix?

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Is Phoenix, Arizona a Good Place to Start a Business?

Is Phoenix, Arizona a Good Place to Start a Business?

Is Phoenix, Arizona a Good Place to Start a Business? Phoenix is one of the best cities in the country to start a business. It was recently ranked as the ninth-best U.S. city to start a business in 2020 by Inc. Magazine. Notable companies located in Phoenix include mattress maker Tuft & Needle and meal…

Estate Planning Challenges for Increased Life Expectancy in Phoenix, Arizona

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According to the Journal of the American Medical Academy, Arizona’s life expectancy was 79.3 years in 2016, the most recent year for which data is available. However, life expectancy is only the average number of years a person can expect to live, and many Phoenix residents will live many years past 80. With increasing life…

Key Items to Include In Your Business Planning Toolbox

Key Items to Include In Your Business Planning Toolbox

There are many steps that you must take and documents that you must create when starting a business. Taking the time to prepare your business in the beginning can have huge payoffs later on and help you avoid disasters. Below is a list of general items that you should include in your business planning toolbox.…

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