Arizona Probate Laws

Probate describes a process where the Superior Court of Arizona appoints a personal representative of the estate of the deceased person to oversee certain tasks. Under Arizona probate laws recently passed, a person who is going to serve as a Personal Representative must take an online training course before they can be appointed. Probate is.. read more →

Financial Power of Attorney-Arizona

A financial power of attorney is a written legal document that allows you to give authority to another person to make financial and legal decisions (and financial transactions) on your behalf. Sometimes, making your own financial decision is not possible. You might be traveling in remote areas for extended periods of time, or an illness.. read more →

Business Exit Strategy

Most business owners are so focused on short-term issues that they forget to make decisions and plans for how they will exit their business. But every business owner needs a business exit strategy. Many assume that the decision to exit the business is voluntary. Most often, however, an owner is forced to leave the business.. read more →

Divorce? Update Your Estate Plan, Or Else

Often overlooked in the divorce process is the need to update estate planning. Most people would agree that their ex-spouse is the last person they want to inherit their assets when they die—or to make life and death decisions for them. But that is exactly what can happen – and often does – when these.. read more →

Business & Legal Risk Assessment

Why is Risk Management Necessary? Risk is a part of everyday business life. You will encounter many types of risk in your small business. Every business encounters risks, some of which are predictable and under your control, and others which are unpredictable and uncontrollable. Some will have a minimal impact and you can manage them.. read more →

Starting a Business-Arizona Checklist

Business Checklist Starting a business in Arizona isn’t complicated, but you don’t want to miss any of the steps. Follow this simple checklist to make sure you’ve thought your way through all the steps. Write a Business Plan Form goals and objectives for your new company. Start with a detailed outline of what you plan.. read more →

Wills Vs Trust

Which should you choose? A will or a trust? What is the difference between the two? Both a will and a trust protect assets and indicate who will receive them upon your death, however, they work very differently. Let’s take a deeper look at wills vs trusts. For many people, whether a will and power.. read more →

Four ways to shield and protect your assets

If you have substantial assets, come into sudden wealth, or are in a risk prone business you really should consider protecting your assets against possible lawsuits. And there are several ways you can keep your financial holdings secure. First, make sure you have liability insurance. Your first line of defense against any type of litigation.. read more →

Steps To Properly Plan Your Estate

No matter how large or small your estate, your assets and your family should be protect when you die. There are some easy steps you can take to ensure your estate plan is in place, your assets will be protected and passed on appropriately, and for your peace of mind. 1. Create a basic estate.. read more →

Should College Students Have Powers of Attorneys and Health Care Directives?

What if you have to step in? This is a commonly overlooked item in estate planning. Most people think about taking care of their children financially, but almost never think about if something bad happens to their adult child. If you have a child or children over 18, if you are not named as their.. read more →