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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Types of Power of Attorney in Arizona

A power of attorney is a legal document that gives another adult the authority to act in your place. There are various types of power of attorneys in Arizona that serve different purposes. A Phoenix estate planning attorney can help you choose the right power of attorney to meet your needs. What are the Types…

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How My New Spouse Gets My Assets in Arizona

In Arizona, it is common for individuals to find love again and remarry after divorce or the death of their spouse. Although not the most romantic topic, one of your first priorities as a newly married couple should be to update your estate plans. Estate planning is necessary, especially when it involves second marriages and…

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What Should I Expect From the Executor of My Estate?

An executor (also referred to as a personal representative) is the person that is responsible for managing the affairs of a deceased person’s probate estate. In a will, you choose the person that you want to act as your executor. This role comes with significant responsibility, so it is critical to choose someone trustworthy and…

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