April 6, 2015
Robin Williams

Robin Williams Estate Disputes Continue to Fester Among Wife, Children

Unlike some other celebrities, Robin Williams created a detailed estate plan so that his children and second wife, Susan Schneider Williams would avoid any bitter familyRead More
March 25, 2015
Must Love Dogs

Must Love Dogs

When planning for loved ones, don’t forget to include your furry friends.  As our love for our pets reaches new heights, estate planning for pets hasRead More
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
January 6, 2015

Address Change and Upcoming Merger: Powers & Neal

We have moved office locations!  Our new address is: 6730 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 290 Scottsdale, Arizona 85253 We are also excited to announce that weRead More
November 4, 2014
5 Things You Need to Know About Inherited Retirement Accounts

5 Things You Need to Know About Inherited Retirement Accounts

We often get questions about what will happen to a person’s retirement account after they pass.  Since one’s retirement account is often one of the largestRead More
September 29, 2014
Archive of Old Probate Books

Does My LLC Need An Operating Agreement?

Question: I want to form an Arizona LLC.  I know I need to file articles of organization with the Arizona Corporation Commission, but do I needRead More
September 11, 2014

Dancing With Distribution – Per Stirpes vs. Per Capita

By: Alexus C. Hirsh, law clerk When reading over an estate plan, terms such as per stirpes and per capita distribution often appear. These terms describe differentRead More
August 12, 2014
Click and Donate

IRS Releases New Form 1023EZ

This summer, the IRS finally released the much anticipated Form 1023EZ, otherwise known as the Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of theRead More
August 8, 2014
Estate Planning

When Is It Time to Change Your Estate Plan?

Getting a estate plan in place is a great way to protect yourself, your family and your legacy.  When you completed your plan, it reflected aRead More