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A power of attorney can be an important part of your estate plan. This document gives someone you trust, known as your agent, the legal authority to act on your behalf in defined situations where you’re unable to do so. But what if that person becomes unavailable or unsuitable for the role? And what if […]

family with attorney

Discussing estate plans with your parents necessarily involves two subjects that are traditionally taboo among family members: death and personal finances. Also, such discussions entail a reversal of traditional roles. Parents have spent years providing care, guidance and advice to their children, but now it is the children who often must lead the parents. Although […]

family estate planning

Choosing a personal representative for your estate is a big decision and one that should not be taken lightly. Also known as an executor, your representative will be in charge of settling your estate, ensuring that the terms of your will are carried out and distributing property to the beneficiaries you have designated. These tasks […]

Last Will and Testament in Arizona

A pour-over will is the same as any other last will and testament. But there is one major difference — this type of will “pours” your property into a trust that you’ve set up in advance. Upon your death, the assets are distributed to your intended beneficiaries through the trust, not through probate. The usual […]