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The Biggest Benefits of a Living Trust

By Susan Sandys | March 7, 2017

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…

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Healthcare Power of Attorney

By Susan Sandys | February 24, 2017

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…

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Estate Planning Attorney Notes: Power of Attorney

By Susan Sandys | February 13, 2017

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…

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Small Portable Safe and Safety Deposit Boxes: Caring for Your Documents

By Susan Sandys | February 10, 2017

Once you’ve made it over the hurdle of actually putting your plans for the end of your life to paper, the next step is to consider where you should store those documents…

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Estate Planning 101: Don’t Make These Celebrity Mistakes

By Susan Sandys | February 3, 2017

  Anyone, even celebrities, can fail estate planning 101. The estates of many celebrities are ten times bigger in net worth compared to those left behind by regular folks. For instance, singer…

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Special Needs Adult Children: Trusts and What You Need to Know

By Susan Sandys | January 23, 2017

Having a special needs adult child can present some unique challenges.  Making sure that he or she has the proper care, via special needs trusts and other methods, is both a legal…

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Caring for Your Special Needs Child/Adult If There Is an Emergency

By Susan Sandys | January 19, 2017

Caring for your special needs child or adult includes special considerations and needed preparation in the event of an emergency.  You should be proactive to provide the most complete support possible.  If…

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What Exactly Does a Special Needs Trust Do?

By Susan Sandys | January 11, 2017

Having a child with a disability is a special source of concern for many, especially when faced with the dilemma of passing away and leaving no one to care for that child.…

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Everyone Needs a Will: Even If You Think It’s Too Late!

By Susan Sandys | January 6, 2017

Does every single person need a will? Yes, everyone should have a will or some other legal estate plan in place. A comprehensive will or trust doesn’t just address your estate, it…

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Important Facts About Divorce and Estate Planning

By Susan Sandys | December 30, 2016

Divorce is a complicated, emotional and challenging time for any couple. It is important that you understand your options and priorities during this tough time. An experienced attorney can help you through…

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How Much Does Probate Cost in Arizona?

By Susan Sandys | December 20, 2016

Probate is a long process and can be confusing at times, especially if you are not guided by professional and experienced counsel. You need to consider many things, including probate costs and…

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Estate Planning Questions and Cases That Need a Probate Lawyer

By Susan Sandys | December 13, 2016

What is probate? A lot of people have heard about it, but only a few fully understand it. To give you a better picture, I have prepared some basic answers to common…

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