Probate

March 11, 2015
Scottsdale, AZ

Arizona Probate Overview

Upon the death of a loved one, families face the burdensome task of distributing the property and debts of the deceased. That process—sadly—has the potential toRead More
March 5, 2015
Yellow Cactus

Beneficiary Deeds vs. Other Deeds

Question:  How is an Arizona Beneficiary Deed different from any other Arizona deed? Answer:  When most people think of a deed, they think of the typicalRead More
April 8, 2014
Florida Estate Dispute Caused by ‘E-Z Legal Form’ is a ‘Cautionary Tale,’ says Justice

Florida Estate Dispute Caused by ‘E-Z Legal Form’ is a ‘Cautionary Tale,’ says Justice

Ann Aldrich used an “E-Z Legal Form” when she made out her will in 2004, a decision that proved to be a good choice for twoRead More
January 6, 2014
US and Israel Pressure Germany to Hand Over €1bn Nazi Art Loot to Jewish Heirs

US and Israel Pressure Germany to Hand Over €1bn Nazi Art Loot to Jewish Heirs

American and Israeli officials have turned up the pressure on German authorities, to hand over a billion euros worth of art to Jewish heirs, after valuableRead More
October 9, 2013
7 Non-Tax Reasons to Plan

7 Non-Tax Reasons to Plan

There is a common misconception that estate planning is only for the wealthy so they can minimize their tax liabilities.  While this is one part ofRead More
October 9, 2013
Top 5 Legal Challenges Facing Michael Jackson’s Estate Executors

Top 5 Legal Challenges Facing Michael Jackson’s Estate Executors

Hat Tip to Danielle and Andrew Mayoras of Trial & Heirs for this great article! Many people never stop to think of how hard a jobRead More
September 20, 2013
Small Estate Affidavit Qualifying Amounts Increase

Small Estate Affidavit Qualifying Amounts Increase

Arizona law provides that certain “small estates” may avoid probate by using a small estate probate Affidavit.  Recently, the dollar amount of assets that qualify forRead More
August 11, 2013
Protecting Loved Ones – 5 Life Insurance Beneficiary Mistakes

Protecting Loved Ones – 5 Life Insurance Beneficiary Mistakes

People purchase life insurance with the goal of providing for their loved ones in the event of their passing.  It follows then that naming beneficiaries ofRead More
August 11, 2013
Powers & Neal 6730 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 290, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-699-7992

Amanda Bynes – Amanda Bynes’ parents file conservatorship papers

Amanda Bynes’ parents have filed court documents to become her temporary conservators. Rick and Lynn Bynes hired respected attorneys Tamar Arminak and Patrick Reider, and officiallyRead More
July 31, 2013

A Joint Tenant with Right of Survivorship Died. Now What?

Question: I own property as joint tenants with right of survivorship. The other joint tenant died. What should I do now? Answer: You need to removeRead More