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Do I Need a Power of Attorney?

Posted on: August 11th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   End of Life  |  Estate Planning  |  Health Care Decisions  |  Life Changes

It can be confusing knowing which planning documents are needed for what and which are needed, when. The thing is, most documents must be done before you ever need them. It is when you need them, and they are not done or are not done correctly, that you learn it is sadly, too late. No […]

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Digital Assets and Estate Planning: Don’t Forget This Part!

Posted on: August 7th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning  |  Life Changes

Digital assets represent a growing portion of Americans’ estates. Fewer than 40 percent of Americans have their estate plans done and even fewer take the time to arrange for their digital assets. Today’s American spends an increasing amount of time and money online leaving behind a path of information that could be very valuable. Including […]

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DNR Facts and Info for Arizonans

Posted on: July 28th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   End of Life  |  Health Care Decisions  |  Uncategorized

If you have created your living will then you likely have done some soul searching and made some difficult decisions. Many adults use a DNR or have decided that if they suffer an illness or health event that renders them unable to breathe on their own or unconscious with a heart that has stopped, they […]

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Three Ways to Give Away Your Family Heirlooms

Posted on: July 25th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning  |  Uncategorized

Ever see a woman who has had her cameo necklace snatched away by her sister? It isn’t pretty. Avoid a Family Fight Over Heirlooms Heirlooms such as jewelry, cookie jars, framed pictures or quilts to name a few can spur a fight like no dollar bill ever could. Every time you turn around these days, […]

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Planning Early is Better

Posted on: July 17th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   End of Life  |  Estate Planning  |  Retirement

When planning involves a vacation or dinner out with friends, we are all over it. Yet, often, when planning is about our death or our life as an elderly person, not so much. Unfortunately, when we fail to plan for when we cannot make our own decisions or when we die, our family suffers most. […]

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Do-It-Yourself: Great for Small Repairs, Dangerous for Estate Planning

Posted on: July 7th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning  |  Law Updates  |  Retirement  |  Uncategorized

Learning estate planning is quite a bit different than learning to replace a spigot on You-Tube. With so much information available online today from learning home repair hacks and even publishing your own book, it is tempting to try to do this for yourself. Making an appointment to see an attorney is hardly at the […]

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Three Things a Will can’t do

Posted on: July 3rd, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   Trusts  |  Uncategorized

Wills are an integral part of a good estate plan. Yet as an estate planning and probate law firm, we often recommend a plan that is built on a living trust. In fact, we offer a free monthly seminar that we call a Living Trust Seminar. The reason we do this is because, in most […]

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A Good Estate Plan Deals with Life as much as Death

Posted on: June 28th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning  |  Uncategorized

In the estate-planning arena, we joke that no one wants to come in to see us because we talk about death. The truth is, estate planning can help as much with things that occur in life as much as death. Here are four ways a sound plan can help with life. Your Plan can avoid […]

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Arizona Special Needs Trusts: What You Need to Know

Posted on: June 20th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   Trusts  |  Uncategorized

A special needs trust is an ideal tool for managing care for a disabled family member. When structured correctly, it can provide such supplemental items as therapy, companions, education or respite care for caregivers without interfering with the beneficiary’s government assistance programs. A Special Needs Trust can work extremely well when it is drafted to […]

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What Happens When You Die without a Will in Arizona?

Posted on: June 12th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   Uncategorized

More than 55 percent of adult Americans have no form of a Will or Estate Plan. With these kinds of statistics, the chances are good when someone dies, the family struggles to locate a will. If you have had this happen to a family member, chances are you know how challenging the situation can be […]

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