If you are a beneficiary to an estate in Phoenix, you will typically have to wait months and sometimes years to receive your inheritance. For some individuals, this is too long. Inheritance loans are a tool that can give you access to a portion of this cash before probate is over. Inheritance loans come with…

Trusts are a central feature of many estate plans. If your estate plan includes a trust, it is important to understand how a trust can be dissolved in Phoenix, Arizona. Dissolving a Revocable Living Trust During Your Lifetime in Phoenix A revocable or living trust is a flexible estate planning instrument that the creator (“grantor”)…

I Received a “Waiver of Process; Consent to Probate” From an Executor of a Will. What Should I Do? When a person dies with a will, it must be probated before the executor can distribute the assets. Probate refers to the court process of administering the estate. However, before the will is admitted to probate,…

How the Probate Process Works in Phoenix, Arizona   Probate is the legal process of settling an estate. It can be complicated to navigated with strict deadlines and numerous forms and tasks that must be completed. The person in charge of handling the probate process in Phoenix is called the personal representative. Below is a…

For a will to be valid in Arizona, it must meet specific requirements. It is critical that your will is valid under Arizona law because interested parties can challenge it after your death. If the court finds that your will is not legally enforceable, the wishes that you articulated in the will won’t be fulfilled….

A health care power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to pick a person who you know and trust to make future health care decisions for you. It only goes into effect if you become so ill, disabled, or incapacitated that you cannot make these decisions for yourself. What Health Care Decisions…

Read below to learn about landmark court cases from Phoenix, AZ. Miranda v. Arizona (1966) If you have watched Law and Order, or any other crime TV, you are familiar with the Miranda warning: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in the court of…

The biggest misconception about estate planning is that it is only for the wealthy. But estate planning is much more than a way for the wealthy to minimize their estate tax. Instead, estate planning is important for every person in Phoenix, no matter your circumstances. Estate planning is about taking the legal tools and customizing…

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…

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…

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