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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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Probate Cost

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

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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Incapacity Planning

What is Incapacity Planning?

By Susan Sandys | November 17, 2016

No one wants to entertain the idea or the possibility of becoming incapacitated in the future. While not everyone becomes incapacitated, it is still good to be prepared. This can be done…

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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

15 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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