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Power of Attorney Rights

Arizona Power of Attorney Rights and Limitations

By Susan Sandys | November 18, 2019

Giving someone else power of attorney in Arizona can be a difficult and emotional decision. After all, power of attorney documents are typically associated with the mental incapacitation of the writer, or…

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Attorney for Probate

Do You Need an Attorney for Probate

By Susan Sandys | November 12, 2019

If a loved one has died in circumstances requiring the state to distribute assets, do you need an attorney for probate? Or do you doubt the validity of a will? It would…

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Trust Beneficiary Rights

Trust Beneficiary Rights in Arizona

By Susan Sandys | November 8, 2019

Being named a beneficiary or heir to a trust can seem a little overwhelming, especially if you are new to the world of trusts. What does it mean to be a beneficiary?…

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How Does a Trust Work

How Does a Trust Work?

By Susan Sandys | September 12, 2019

If you are planning for your future and are ready to make decisions regarding your assets, then a trust is an essential tool.  A trust is a legal document. It is usually…

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Create a Living Trust

Why Create a Living Trust

By Susan Sandys | July 30, 2019

I believe that a revocable living trust is one of the best estate planning tools available. It can do all kinds of things, such as laying out how children will receive their…

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Power of Attorney FAQs

Arizona Power of Attorney FAQs

By Susan Sandys | July 23, 2019

Who are the key players in power of attorney documents? There are two important roles. First, the principal is the person who is signing the power of attorney documents. These papers give…

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Arizona Wills FAQ

Arizona Wills FAQ

By Susan Sandys | July 18, 2019

What is a will? Your last will and testament is a legal document that lets you say how you want to distribute your property to your family members and friends after you…

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Legal Guardian

How to Be a Legal Guardian

By Susan Sandys | July 11, 2019

When parents prepare their estate plans, one of the most important questions is who will care for their minor child if they are no longer able to. This person will become the…

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Estate Planning for Snowbirds

Arizona Estate Planning for Snowbirds

By Susan Sandys | June 28, 2019

“Snowbirds” is the affectionate term that refers to retirees in northern states who spend cold winter months in warmer places. Arizona is a great place in the United States for snowbirds to…

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Probate Cost in Arizona

How Much Does Probate Cost in Arizona?

By Susan Sandys | June 25, 2019

Probate is the legal process by which a deceased person’s assets are legally distributed to their heirs. This process can be long and confusing as well as costly depending on the size…

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Living Trust vs. Last Will

Living Trust vs. Last Will in Arizona

By Susan Sandys | June 19, 2019

You have an estate that consists of all that you own, no matter how modest or extravagant the sum of your possessions. Estate planning is needed so that your wishes will be…

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SSI for your Disabled Adult Child

How to Apply for SSI for your Disabled Adult Child

By Susan Sandys | June 12, 2019

Caring for disabled loved ones can sometimes place a financial strain on families. The United States provides some financial assistance to disabled children and adults through SSI or supplemental security income. Applying…

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