avoid probate

December 4, 2018

Plan Your Estate and Protect Your Family

Protect Your Family With an Estate Plan Overview In the event of incapacitation or death (God forbid), it is important that you have named who willRead More
September 15, 2016
Powers & Neal 6730 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 290, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-699-7992

Beneficiaries for Bank Accounts

Pay on Death and Transfer on Death Designations Setting up a Transfer on Death (“TOD”) or Pay on Death (“POD”) designation on your bank account isRead More
July 27, 2016
Powers & Neal 6730 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 290, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-699-7992

Probate Affidavits

Avoiding Probate with Probate Affidavits Also called a “small estate” affidavit, probate affidavits allow the heirs of a deceased person to collect the decedent’s property without having toRead More
January 25, 2016
Powers & Neal 6730 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 290, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-699-7992

Do I Need A Living Trust?

Question:  Do I need a living trust? Answer:  It depends on your family situation, assets and estate planning goals. First, what is a living trust?  ARead More
June 11, 2015
Powers & Neal 6730 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 290, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-699-7992

What is Probate?

We are often asked by our clients: what is probate? Probate is the legal process by which a will is proved valid or invalid and theRead More
March 5, 2015
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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
November 1, 2013
Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes

Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes

As an estate planning attorney, I hear stories every day about common estate planning mistakes and their consequences.  Mistakes can vary, but often result in someoneRead More
October 27, 2013
Scottsdale Trust Attorney

Scottsdale Trust Attorney

Scottsdale trust attorney Abigail Neal is a second generation Arizona native who enjoys helping her clients meet their personal and professional goals.  One part of Abby’sRead 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 2, 2013
When Is The Best Time To Create A Trust?

When Is The Best Time To Create A Trust?

Question: When should I create a trust? My assets include a couple of cars, my home, less than $100,000 in savings and a 401k. Do IRead More