What Does Arizona’s Income Tax Cut Mean For You?
One of the changes the new year has brought to Arizona is a new income tax plan, which took effect one full year ahead of schedule. And for most people in the state, it means they will get a tax cut. The state now has a flat income tax rate of 2.5% for all residents....Read More
What to Know About Home Sales and Taxes in Arizona
A tax attorney can help you understand the potential tax implications. There is a lot to consider when buying or selling a home. What is your price range? Are there problems with the home that need to be addressed? How will I handle the logistics of moving? It can all get pretty confusing. Another thing...Read More
Important Estate Planning Conversations To Have During the Holidays
An attorney provides tips on discussing estate planning with family this holiday season. Estate planning might not be the first thing people think about when they think about the holidays. But because this time of year might be the only time that many family members gather together, such gatherings can be a perfect time to...Read More
Estate Planning Considerations After the Death of a Spouse
Our law firm can help you move forward through this difficult time Losing a spouse is hard for anyone. You're not only left to pick up the pieces and learn to live with the hole in your heart but also to handle funeral planning and all the financial and legal implications of their passing. In...Read More
Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families
Make sure your legacy and all your heirs are protected Every day, hundreds of new "blended families" are formed in Arizona and throughout the United States. If you and/or your spouse have children from a previous relationship, your estate planning situation may be more complex, especially if you also have children from your current marriage....Read More
Can You Write a Will Without an Estate Planning Lawyer?
You can draft a Will without an estate planning attorney—but should you? One of the most important legal documents individuals should create is a Last Will and Testament. But what is a Will? Why do you need one? And are there other alternatives to this legal document in Arizona? Below, you can find the answers to...Read More
Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Your Personal Representative
One of the most important decisions you can make when planning your estate is your choice of personal representative (also known as an executor) in your Last Will and Testament. Your personal representative will play a key role in the probate process by preparing an inventory of your assets, filing your final tax return, paying...Read More
What is the Probate Process in Arizona?
Understanding how the legal proceedings play out when someone dies Probate is simply the legal process that occurs when someone passes away. The probate process determines how the estate (the deceased person's money and property) will be administered and distributed to their heirs and beneficiaries. Under Arizona law, a Last Will and Testament must be...Read More
Estate Planning During a Bear Market
The power of a plan is never more important than when times are tough Thanks to inflation, rising interest rates, the war in Ukraine, and other economic factors, the S&P 500 officially entered a bear market on Monday, June 13. The definition of "bear" is fairly arbitrary — it means a 20% decline from recent...Read More
More Than Two-Thirds Of Americans Do Not Have An Estate Plan
People of all ages can benefit by talking to an estate planning attorney If you've been thinking about talking to an estate planning lawyer but keep putting it off, you're not alone. An estimated 67 percent of Americans do not have a will, living trust, or any other estate planning documents for important end-of-life decisions,...Read More