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What If My Business Has Changed and My Entity Type Needs To Change?

Changing your line of business does not necessarily call for a change in your entity. This report will cover some aspects of a business that might require you to revise and/or restructure your entity. […]

What are Ancillary Probate Cases?

In prior posts we covered some of the differences between trusts and wills and why trusts are generally preferred. One important reason that deserves special attention is owning property in multiple states. You now […]

How To Pick a Name For Your Business

You probably know that forming a business entity is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself as an owner from business liabilities and you are probably aware that some tax benefits can flow […]

Probate vs. Non-Probate Assets: Estate Planning Without Wills and Trusts

In a previous post we covered a method available to transfer real property without probate called the Arizona Beneficiary Deed. The purpose of the beneficiary deed is to allow the owner to retain control […]

In Terrorem – No Contest Clauses

One of the strengths of a well-crafted estate plan is that it promotes harmony among the beneficiaries. This means that the creator of the plan has set forth either incentives for agreement or disincentives […]

You Can Treat Your Pets Like Your Children In General, But Not In Your Will

It is so easy to love your pets when they work so hard for your affection and come with much less drama and attitude than humans. After loving and caring for your faithful four-legged […]

Arizona Beneficiary Deeds – Another Statutory Estate Planning Tool

“There’s more than one way to skin a cat,” and there are an even greater number of ways to transfer an interest in property to your children or heirs. One of the more recent […]

Picking the Successor Trustee for your Trust

During your lifetime you (and your spouse) typically remain in control of your trust assets and live just as if the trust did not exist at all; you remain in control of your assets […]

Bankruptcy Exemptions Expanded by Case Law

Before filing for bankruptcy, an individual should carefully review his or her assets and compare them to the exemptions available under state and Federal law to protect those assets from the bankruptcy trustee and […]

Rule 2004 Examination and Subpoena Duces Tecum – What are they?

The Rule 2004 Examination is named for the Federal Bankruptcy Rule of Procedure that sets out the procedure for the Trustee or other interested party to obtain additional disclosure of documents or testimony from […]