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How a Revocable Living Trust Can Avoid Probate in Arizona

When planning your estate, you should keep in mind that the decisions you make now may place responsibilities on your loved ones when you die. Your estate will be subject to probate, a process that can take several months or longer depending on the size of the estate, and it involves court fees, attorneys’ fees […]

Income-Only Trusts Can Help Obtain Medicaid for Long-Term Care

Perhaps the greatest myth of retirement planning is that you only need to worry about having enough income to take care of basic living expenses. Many a person has retired with a comfortable retirement “salary,” sourced from a 401k, Social Security, an IRA, and perhaps a pension, only to find themselves in financial ruin when […]

How Will Coronavirus Affect Contractual Relationships and Obligations?  

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted practically every aspect of American life. Whether closed by government order or by concerns about public safety, millions of businesses around the country have seen their operations come to a halt. Despite the overwhelming effect of COVID-19, it is not a certainty that an “Act of God” clause in a […]

Understanding How COVID-19 May Have Affected the Value of Your Estate

The economic and personal upheaval triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak is likely to warrant a review of your estate plan, no matter how thorough you think it is. As Americans cope with health fears and financial volatility, it’s worthwhile to determine whether a will, trust, advance medical directive or other legal instrument needs to be […]

Key Aspects of the CARES Act Provisions Authorizing Small Business Loans

Small business owners are necessarily prepared for various types of challenges, but what do you do when the government orders you to close for an indefinite amount of time? Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has put millions in this very difficult position. Even worse, it is still unclear in many places when authorities will allow businesses […]

What Advance Medical Directives Should I Have in Place If I’m Concerned About COVID-19?

Though it’s always been true, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the point that a debilitating medical condition can strike without warning. Whether you’re fighting the coronavirus or are incapacitated for some other reason, your wishes regarding medical treatment should be honored by family members and healthcare providers. An experienced attorney can help you put […]

Complying with Corporate Annual Meeting Requirements during the COVID-19 Quarantine

How do you hold a corporate annual meeting when the entire country is in lockdown? On the surface, it might seem like a simple matter of using a favorite video conferencing tool and perhaps checking to see if it’s been hacked. Annual meetings for corporations are more than get-togethers. They are legally mandated proceedings that […]

How Can I Create Estate Planning Documents During the Pandemic?

Even in its first few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic caused many people to examine or reassess what is most important to them. The need to prepare in case of an emergency or untimely death has been highlighted by the tragic losses occurring around the country. What can you do if you can’t meet with your […]

Make Every Child a ‘Trust Fund Baby’

There’s a pejorative term for rich kids that you have probably heard on television: the trust fund baby, loosely described as a young person who enjoys a reliable steady income from a trust established by parents. The term brings to mind a spoiled child with a sense of entitlement engendered by not having to work. […]

Three Things You Didn’t Know a Trust Could Do

The beauty of a trust is that it allows the grantor to control assets while putting them outside the reach of taxes and creditors, both during life and after death. There are various and sundry purposes for a trust. You may wish to provide for the care of a child or other loved one with […]