A frustrated son recently wrote into a well-known advice columnist, lamenting the fact that his father refused to create a trust based estate plan or even a will that would designate how his property and various businesses should be handled in the event of his passing. The son questioned whether such action was "selfish." Our Mesa estate planning … [Read more...] about Estate Planning Lawyer: A Will Makes Your Passing Easier on Heirs
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