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How to Register Your Advance Directive in Arizona

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   End of Life  |  Estate Planning

Daryl’s family rushed to the emergency room when they got the call. He’d had a major stroke and was unable to communicate with anyone. His daughter remembered that Daryl mentioned signing estate planning documents. No one knew where he kept them, though, or the name of the attorney he used. Precious moments would have been […]

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What Happens to Joint Debts When You Pass Away?

Posted on: April 12th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   End of Life  |  Estate Planning  |  Probate

Deborah and Thomas did just about everything together during their 42-year marriage. They ran a successful real estate agency, purchased homes together, and furnished those homes, and bought or leased numerous automobiles. When Deborah passed away last year, Thomas had the job of settling her estate. First, he looked at their joint debts – mortgages, […]

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Guardianships vs. Conservatorships

Posted on: October 6th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   End of Life  |  Estate Planning  |  Life Changes

Sometimes people need assistance taking care of their physical needs or paying their bills. In Arizona, as in many states, guardianships or conservatorships can be put in place to assist those in need. But what is the difference between the guardianships and conservatorship? How will you know which one is the right thing to do? […]

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Procrastination and National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Posted on: September 27th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   End of Life  |  Estate Planning  |  Life Changes

Sometimes it seems like procrastination is our national pastime. We often add tasks to our to-do-lists, then ignore them. If you’ve been putting off putting together a plan to handle your estate, you’re not alone. Well, National Estate Planning Awareness Week is the week of October 16. What better time to give your life care […]

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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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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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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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Is an Arizona holographic will valid?

Posted on: April 17th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   End of Life  |  Uncategorized

What is an Arizona holographic will? An Arizona holographic will is a handwritten document that is dated and signed by the person who is stating their wishes. Arizona probate law makes it very clear that this is a valid will. All you have to do is hand write your wishes, date, and sign the document. […]

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Studies show parents, children and families are too busy. Have you taken the time to name guardians for YOUR kids?

Posted on: March 28th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   End of Life  |  Estate Planning  |  Guardian Naming for Children

According to a Pew study of American families, children living in two-parent homes are more likely than not to grow up in a house where both parents work. Recent figures show more than half of these parents are both working full time. Combine this with kids’ activities and parents’ activities and there is little time […]

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Carry The Valuable Lessons and Memories Forward for Generations

Posted on: October 31st, 2016 by Sheryl Keeme   End of Life  |  Life Changes

We all want to leave something in this world that will be remembered for generations when we’re gone. A sense of meaning and purpose becomes even more valuable as we all grow older. Whether you have children or grandchildren, the roads we have taken and the lives we have led can become very important to […]

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