We read in the Bible the parable of a rich man who had the problem of figuring out what to do with all of the goods he had accumulated. He determined to build larger barns to store all that he had. However, God told the man that very night that his soul would be taken, thus leaving the question “Whose shall those things be, which thou hast … [Read more...] about Estate Planning Litigation Attorney | When a Will May Not be the Way
Estate planning has a couple of constants and always will. The first is changes in your family and circumstances will always happen. Whatever plan you put in place will, over time need to be adjusted and changed based upon various factors such as state or federal law changes, tax law, family, assets, relationships with the persons chosen for … [Read more...] about What Type of Last Will and Testament Should I Have? #EstatePlanningAttorney
Going through a legal separation or divorce is a very stressful, emotional and financially taxing period in anyone’s life. There are many pressing issues that take center stage in a divorce, especially if you have minor children, that usually other important matters are forgotten or ignored.One of the last things that may come to your mind while … [Read more...] about Avoiding the Pitfalls from Separation to Divorce and Beyond
As an estate planning attorney in Mesa, Arizona I am frequently asked the question by parents: Should I name a minor child as a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of a life insurance policy? This question has very important legal and financial ramifications that may affect your child positively or negatively for years to come and thus, should be … [Read more...] about Should I Name My Minor Child as a Beneficiary #EstatePlanningAttorney
If you have taken the time to create a trust based estate plan and have not taken the next step to ensure all of your assets have been transferred (“funded”) properly, then your trust may not accomplish all that you have intended.Please use the following guidelines below to be certain you have funded your trust correctly to protect your legacy … [Read more...] about Your Living Trust is Not Complete if it is Not Funded Properly
Having a will is an important way to make sure that your final wishes are respected and carried out.Unfortunately, nearly three-quarters of Americans under the age of 34 say they don't have a last will and testament; more than 40 percent of Baby Boomers don't have one.Our Mesa estate planning attorneys know a lot of this has to do with the fact … [Read more...] about A Living Will vs. a Simple Will: Which Do You Need?