Posts tagged ‘arizona attorney’

October 30, 2013

Why Pay a Lawyer?

Often people ask, “Why pay a lawyer?” when legal document prepares in Arizona can often prepare documents that people would normally go to a lawyer to prepare instead. Arizona  is  rather lax in allowing non-lawyers prepare what are essentially “legal documents.” These individuals typically prepare wills, trusts, powers of attorney, divorce and bankruptcy petitions, Limited Liability Company filings and other such documents. In addition to these “document preparers”, there are several online websites that essentially offer the same services.

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May 1, 2013

Significant Changes to AZ Bankruptcy Laws

Help for self-employed debtors and others. (DEBTORS IN ARIZONA CAN NOW KEEP THEIR iPad)

The following is current as of April 24, 2013.  Bankruptcy exemptions can change based on new laws, and interpretation of current laws by the courts.

Arizona Bankruptcy Laws have changed in a significant way, as the updated exemptions will make it harder for creditors to force the sale of the assets of a person filing bankruptcy (“debtor”).

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April 17, 2013

Informal vs. Formal Probate of a Will

When a person dies and leaves a Will, a legal proceeding called “Probate” is required to transfer ownership from the person who died (Decedent) to the people named in the Will (Devisees).  There are two main proceedings for Probate of a will.  Below are a few differences.

Informal vs. Formal Probate of a Will

  1. FORMAL Probate is litigation; Informal Probate is an administrative proceeding.  If there is any dispute or contest regarding the will or the appointment of a personal representative in Informal Probate, then the case becomes Formal Probate.
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March 27, 2013

Attorneys Fees

During a divorce it is not uncommon to see one party requesting that his or her legal fees be paid by his or her spouse. However, whether or not the court will grant this request is dependent on the facts involved in the case.

In making this determination, the court will often take into consideration the financial resources of both parties along with the reasonableness of the positions they have taken throughout the course of the proceeding. Should the court determine that a petition was not filed in good faith, was not grounded in fact or based on law, or was filed for an improper purpose, such as to cause an unnecessary delay in proceedings, to add to the costs of the opposing party’s legal fees, or to harass the other party, then the court is likely to award the other party reasonable attorneys’ fees.

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January 24, 2013

Tools Available to Plan Your Estate

For anyone considering estate planning, we offer several documents to accomplish common goals of the estate. The information below provides explanations of each of our estate planning documents. For a free consultation about these documents and other common estate planning tools, contact us at (623)551-9366.

WILL: AKA “Last Will and Testament.” The will or simple will is the document that allows a person (referred to as the testator/trix) to choose where his or her assets go upon your death. The will allows parents of minor children to appoint a guardian and trustee for those children if he or she in

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