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Arizona Living Trusts

Posted on: October 16th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   Uncategorized

Your life has a lot of moving parts. You may be juggling funds between bank accounts, investments and retirements funds. Or maybe you’ve moved recently or bought property in Arizona. It may be time to talk to your attorney about Arizona Living Trusts. What is an Arizona Living Trust? Living trusts, also known as revocable […]

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The Out-of-State Executor

Posted on: September 28th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   Uncategorized

When someone dies, of course, they don’t take their possessions or money with them. Instead, their property is distributed according to the terms of their Will, trusts, and other estate planning documents. An executor takes on the responsibility of fulfilling the last wishes of a deceased person and a lot of work might need to […]

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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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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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“A Will is All I Need”

Posted on: June 7th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   Trusts  |  Uncategorized

Should you choose a will or trust? When it is time to arrange for your final wishes to be carried out and for laying out instructions for disposing of your real estate and personal property, you can choose a will or a trust. Both documents will get the job done but are executed very differently. […]

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