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Posts by Susan Sandys

Letter of Intent

If you are a parent of a disabled adult, you probably worry a lot about your child’s future.  You may well worry about what will happen to your child if you pass away.  On of the documents that you can put together, to help ease the worry a bit, is a Letter of Intent.  It…

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Common Estate Planning Myths

I’m too young for an estate plan If you are legally an adult, you are old enough for an estate plan.  The moment you turn 18, you are responsible for the management of your income, estate and healthcare.  It is important that you put together an estate plan that establishes your wishes for your estate…

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Facts About Wills

    1.    A Will Can Meet the Needs of Many A will gives you the opportunity to dictate how your estate should be distributed and make provisions for the care of any minor children.  It is important to note that if you do not create a legally binding estate plan, when you die, the…

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How to Avoid the Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes

Estate Planning Basics The first step in estate planning is to get organized.  Gather all of your important papers and documents and then get started on some of the basics you’ll need to complete the process. It is helpful if you have an idea of who you would like to name as your beneficiaries and…

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Keys to Creating an Effective Trust

A living trust is a highly effective planning tool.  Depending on your needs and the size of your estate, a trust can be simple or incredibly complex.  Regardless, if you do not currently have an estate plan in place and would like to know if a trust is appropriate for you, read on to better…

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The Biggest Benefits of a Living Trust

It is a potentially grave assumption to only think of a living trust as a means to avoid probate.  There are many reasons and ways a living trust can be utilized in your long-term estate planning, regardless of the size of your estate.  To be able to determine if a living trust is an appropriate…

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Healthcare Power of Attorney

Arizona Power of Attorney Legal documents and end of life planning can feel overwhelming, but your future care depends on the steps you take now.  While no one likes to think of becoming ill or incapacitated, the reality is that these things happen.  Are you prepared if it happens to you?  If you have not…

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Estate Planning Attorney Notes: Power of Attorney

Estate Planning Law and Power of Attorney No one plans on being in a car accident, or incapacitated, or being diagnosed with dementia, but not planning on it doesn’t stop it from happening.  There were 4,069,748 people injured in car accidents in 2016.  Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. The reality is,…

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