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Brighten Someone’s Day: National Shut-In Visitation Day

Posted on: March 23rd, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Uncategorized

Imagine being confined to one or two rooms, with few visitors. Sound like a recipe for loneliness? It is. Yet, even though we realize the reality of life for shut-ins, we often overlook opportunities to brighten their lives. February 11th is National Shut-In Visitation Day. Can you take a few moments from your day to […]

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What Does a Fiduciary Do?

Posted on: March 15th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Uncategorized

Sometimes we need to trust someone else to act on our behalf. Perhaps we need help because of medical conditions, legal situations that require expertise we don’t have, or even someone to represent our estates after our death. Many of us will need a fiduciary to act on our behalf at some point in our […]

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Taking a Trip? 3 Estate Planning To-Dos

Posted on: February 27th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning  |  Life Changes  |  Uncategorized

If you’re thinking of taking a trip, you have lots of little details to take care of: Reservations? Got ‘em. Packed suitcase? Check. Estate Planning? … If you are heading out into the wild blue yonder, you’ll want to add these 3 estate planning tasks to your to-do list. Update or Prepare Estate Planning Documents […]

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How to Avoid Identity Theft and Other Scams

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Uncategorized

You’ll read about it every day. Another person has fallen victim to a scam or their identity has been stolen. It can take years to remove inaccurate information from creditor reports. Even worse, someone may steal your hard-earned nest egg. Understanding identity theft and other scams can help you avoid becoming a victim. Be Careful […]

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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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