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October 19, 2013

Oktoberfest 2013 Comes to Anthem

photo 1The Annual Oktoberfest celebration took place at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Catholic Church this weekend. The two-day event included many activities including a silent auction, a live auction, Kids Zone, car show, and an Oom-Pah band. The weather was beautiful and there were a great deal of people in attendance. Several members of The Carroll Law Firm attended the event with their families. The Carroll Law Firm is happy to support different churches, charities, and organizations in the Anthem Community. This year, we donated two estate planning documents to the silent auction.

The autumn is a time for many different annual events in Anthem. Next weekend will be Anthem’s Annual Autumnfest where, once again, you can expect to see the members of The Carroll Law Firm attending in full force! We look forward to seeing you there!

October 19, 2013

Texting While Driving in Arizona

Though the dangers of texting and driving are now well known and firmly established, and despite the introduction of several bills geared towards formally banning texting while behind the wheel, Arizona remains one of nine states that has yet to adopt a formal texting while driving ban. While the issue of whether or not such a ban is appropriate continues to be debated, the lack of a formal ban on texting and driving does not necessarily absolve a driver of any liability should texting lead to an accident, thanks to Arizona’s statutes regarding reckless driving.

Current Arizona reckless driving statutes state that an individual is guilty of reckless driving if they operate a vehicle “in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Those convicted of reckless driving are guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor, and, if certain aggravating factors apply, a conviction could result in a jail sentence.

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March 25, 2013

Irrevocable Income-Only Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts

More than 65% of Americans will need long-term care at some point in their lives.  Over 40% of this long-term care will be in a nursing home.  On average, someone aged 65 today will need some long-term care services for three years and 20% of people aged 65 will need care for more than five years.

According to MetLife Market Institute’s October 2009 study, the cost per month of assisted living is approximately $3,469.00, while the cost of nursing home care is approximately $6,789.00 and the cost of 24-Hour in-home care is $14,136.00.  You can either pay the fee with your own assets, private long-term care insurance, or Medicaid.

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March 20, 2013

10 Common Reasons People File Bankruptcy

Many people believe that bankruptcy law only protects those with a “good reason” for filing bankruptcy. This belief is not true. You do not need to prove a “hardship” to file bankruptcy. There are a lot of different reasons to file bankruptcy.

Below are a few of the most common situations where people find that a bankruptcy is much better than their current circumstances.

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March 9, 2013


Anthem Days, Anthem’s yearly community festival, is held on March 9-10th this year. The Carroll Law Firm will have a booth set up at the business expo, so please stop by and say hello. We hope to see you there!