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Avoid Probate

Ways To Avoid Probate

By Susan Sandys | November 10, 2016

Avoiding probate is a great idea. Probate is a court process that appoints someone to close our your affairs.  You surely don’t want a judge or court system involved in your life…

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Probate Process in the United States

Why Does the Probate Process in the United States Take so Long?

By Susan Sandys | November 3, 2016

The Probate Process: Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone dies if he or she passes away without an estate plan or with only a Last Will in place. …

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Do It Yourself Wills

Facts About Do It Yourself Wills

By Susan Sandys | October 27, 2016

In the day and age of the Internet and do it yourself videos, you may be tempted to create your Will yourself.  While a do it yourself Will is preferable to having…

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Common Estate Planning Mistakes

What are 4 of the Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes?

By Susan Sandys | October 20, 2016

Here are 4 of the most common estate planning mistakes you can make. 1. Not having an estate plan. About 50% of Americans don’t have any estate planning documents. Obviously I have…

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Arizona Probate Process

10 Common Questions About the Probate Process in Arizona

By Susan Sandys | October 14, 2016

Benjamin Franklin is credited with coining the phrase that the only things certain in the world are death and taxes. This saying has stood the test of time, because it’s true. Dissolving…

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advance medical directives

Advance Medical Directives: Facts About Medical Living Wills And Powers of Attorney

By Susan Sandys | October 6, 2016

Advance medical directives, also known as advance healthcare directives, began to be developed in the United States in the 1960s and are now a standard part of estate planning.  These legal documents…

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Facts About Wills

10 Interesting Facts About Wills

By Susan Sandys | October 3, 2016

There are a lot of facts about Last Wills that many people don’t know. For example, did you know that every person, 18 years and older, should have a Will? Whether you…

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Digital Assets

What Happens to Your Online Accounts and other Digital Assets After You Die?

By Susan Sandys | September 22, 2016

The world has become digitalized over the past decade or so. Technology and the internet have become a necessity. They are embedded in our everyday lives. We have come to a point…

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questions about deceased estates

5 Common Questions About Deceased Estates

By Susan Sandys | September 15, 2016

Home is where your heart is.  For many, the idea of “going home” simple means going to wherever Mom and Dad’s house is.  It may or may not be your childhood home,…

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia estate planning

How Can Estate Planning Help You When Your Loved One is Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

By Susan Sandys | September 8, 2016

Alzheimer’s and dementia are 2 of the most feared words in the English language.  Both of these diseases have touched many, many Americans.  Estate planning can help you gain some control over…

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Guardianship in Arizona

What Do You Need To Know About Guardianship in Arizona

By Susan Sandys | August 24, 2016
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Estate Planning After Death

Funerals and Cremations – Estate Planning And Death

By Susan Sandys | August 19, 2016

Estate planning wouldn’t be complete without talking about death and burial. This blog will focus on what you need to know to put together a loved one’s funeral or cremation and what…

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