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How to Be a Legal Guardian

By Susan Sandys | June 9, 2017

When you love someone who is unable to care for himself or herself, such as your special needs adult child, you can ask the court to appoint you as a guardian to…

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Estate Planning for Your Special Needs Child

By Susan Sandys | May 25, 2017

Special Needs Estate Planning: What You Need to Know Estate planning can be challenging no matter what, but it becomes even more complex when providing for a special needs child.  It is…

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Arizona Guardianship Laws:  A Primer

By Susan Sandys | May 17, 2017

How Do Guardianship Laws in Arizona Work? If you have a disabled adult in your life that needs a guardian, you will need to go through the courts to legally establish guardianship. …

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Special Needs Adult Children: Parents vs. Guardians

By Susan Sandys | May 12, 2017

What is the difference between being the parent of your special needs adult child and being the court appointed guardian of your special needs adult child?  Let’s call your 18 year old…

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How to Give a Special Needs Guardianship to a Family Member

By Susan Sandys | May 1, 2017

    The process of guardianship for a special needs child can be complicated depending on your situation and familiarity with the legal system.  If you need to appoint a family member…

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Arizona Mental Health Powers of Attorney

By Susan Sandys | April 21, 2017

  Life is full of unexpected events, some of them wonderful, but some of them less than ideal.  Good planning can help cushion the blow of unexpected situations.  Mental health planning gives…

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Letter of Intent

By Susan Sandys | April 12, 2017

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…

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Common Estate Planning Myths

By Susan Sandys | April 10, 2017

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…

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How Does Your Divorce/Separation Impact Getting Guardianship Of Your Adult Child?

By Susan Sandys | April 2, 2017

2 new laws were passed recently in Arizona dealing with divorce and guardianship for special needs adult children.  Here’s what you need to know. NEW LAW #1 Let’s call our couple Ryan…

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Facts About Wills

By Susan Sandys | March 30, 2017

    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…

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How to Avoid the Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes

By Susan Sandys | March 23, 2017

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…

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Keys to Creating an Effective Trust

By Susan Sandys | March 14, 2017

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…

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