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Education is important to us. On our blog, we will share tips, tricks, probate horror stories, and important information relating to estate and business planning, probate and trust administration, and guardianship and conservatorship.

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DISCLAIMER: While we hope you find our Blog insightful and helpful, the information shared here is not to be construed as legal advice. For information on your own personal situation, please contact our office.

Estate Planning Glossary: An Overview of Terms & Concepts

Estate Planning Glossary: An Overview of Terms & Concepts

Estate planning can be a daunting task. Not only does the process force you to consider what will happen after you pass away, but it can also be a confusing undertaking as well. What does “per stirpes” mean? Is there a difference between a grantor and a testatrix?...

This is So Unfair: Let’s Talk About Unequal Inheritance

This is So Unfair: Let’s Talk About Unequal Inheritance

For many individuals, the act of estate planning is a powerful reminder that our property and financial assets will not follow us to the afterlife. Once we start thinking about who should inherit the assets we leave behind, it is not uncommon for questions about...

The Value of Pour-Over Wills for Living Trusts

The Value of Pour-Over Wills for Living Trusts

Setting up a living trust can be a great way to ensure that your assets easily reach your intended beneficiaries after you pass on. However, trusts are not foolproof arrangements—without expert guidance and regular maintenance, some of your assets can still slip...

Probate Law in Arizona: The Probate Process, Explained

Probate Law in Arizona: The Probate Process, Explained

It’s likely many people have heard a myriad of things about probate, but especially, that they must avoid it! While that’s absolutely true if you live in certain states—California being one of them—the probate process in Arizona is not that terrible, relatively...

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