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December 9, 2013

Holiday Food Drive for Foothills Food Bank

Once again The Carroll Law Firm is collecting food for local families in need this holiday season. Most of us look forward to the holiday season, a time of gift-giving, delicious family meals and warm memories. However, for some less fortunate residents of our community, the holidays are a stressful time, with money concerns often taking over the brightness of the season.

In an effort to give back to our community, The Carroll Law Firm is hosting a food drive, collecting canned and non-perishable food items now through December 20, 2012. We will be donating these items to Foothills Food Bank, which serves families of the North Valley. There will be a collection box at our Anthem office for you to drop off the food items. Please spread the word and encourage everyone to participate. We want to make sure that every family in our community has food on its table this holiday season.We are open weekdays from 8:30am-5pm. Feel free to drop food off as a donation any time (no appointment necessary).

All donations are welcome, but this December Foothills Food Bank specifically requests help with the following items:

Soup; Crackers; Pasta Sauce; Canned Tuna; Mac & Cheese; Canned Pastas; Canned Vegetables; Pasta and Rice Sides; Sugar, Flour, Tea, Coffee; Peanut Butter and Jelly; Dried Beans and Canned Beans; Diapers (Size: N, 1, 2, 6).

Our address:
42104 N. Venture Drive
Suite E101
Anthem, AZ 85086
Phone: (623) 551-9366

Thank you for helping us give back to the Anthem Community this holiday!

December 12, 2012

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

The Carroll Law Firm is collecting food for local families in need this holiday season. Most of us look forward to the holiday season, a time of gift-giving, delicious family meals and warm memories. However, for some less fortunate residents of our community, the holidays are a stressful time, with money concerns often taking over the brightness of the season. St. Rose church in Anthem has several families that are struggling to put meals on the table, so we are asking for your help in giving these families hope through the difficult economic times.

In an effort to give back to our community, The Carroll Law Firm is having a food drive, collecting canned and non-perishable food items now through December 21, 2012.There will be a collection box in the lobby of our Anthem office for you to drop off the food items. Please spread the word and encourage everyone to participate by bringing in as much food as we can. We want to make sure that every family in our community has food on its table this holiday season.We are open weekdays from 8:30am-5pm. Feel free to drop food off as a donation any time (no appointment necessary). Thank you for helping us give back to the Anthem Community this holiday.

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September 28, 2011

New Office Location!

A  new month brings new opportunities for The Carroll Law Firm. October 3, 2011 marks the first day The Carroll Law Firm will open their doors to the new office location. Since Jim Carroll first opened The Carroll Law Firm, the practice has grown from a single attorney to five, and is now in need for a larger office space. Our new office is still located in the Gateway Office Park, but will now be in Suite E-101. The new location is about double in size of the old offices and offers more convenient parking for our clients. We will be holding an open house on October 21, 2011 from 4pm to 8pm. We invite everyone to come see our new office location and enjoy food and drinks to celebrate the expansion of The Carroll Law Firm.

New Address:
The Carroll Law Firm PLC
42104 N. Venture Drive, Suite E-101
Anthem, AZ 85086

September 20, 2011

Why You May Wish to Change or Update your Estate Planning Documents

At the Carroll Law Firm, we help clients plan their estate by preparing documents including Simple Wills, Durable General Powers of Attorney (AKA Business Powers of Attorney), Healthcare Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Beneficiary Deeds and even Trusts.

Every time you move to a new state, you should prepare a new will. Each state has different laws for probating an estate, and if you do not have a new will prepared, you could leave your beneficiaries liable for problems that you could have helped them avoid such as inheritance taxes, real estate complications and more. The only way to ensure that your true wishes will be carried out upon death is to have a will prepared in accordance with state laws of your primary residence.

In addition to a new will, you also should make sure your Trust adheres to local laws. If you already have a trust, an attorney can prepare an amendment to that trust to make sure that the trust is interpreted according to Arizona law.

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September 6, 2011

The Working Man’s Bailout: Chapter Seven Bankruptcy

The Carroll Law Firm is not “a Bankruptcy Law Firm”, and it never was our intention or expectation that we would be filing as many Bankruptcy Petitions on behalf of so many individuals, families and businesses.  In fact, in 2007 when the Arizona office was first opened, if you needed representation in a Bankruptcy Proceeding, we would have referred you to another lawyer.  Needless to say, as our Arizona office started to grow, we received more and more calls and consultations where it became obvious that for many of our clients a Bankruptcy filing made a lot of sense.  So, we purchased the latest software, expanded the firm, and offered to represent people who needed to file Bankruptcy Proceedings.

Although most people have been able to survive the recession and still have their jobs and are able to pay their bills, many of their neighbors are not so fortunate.    Their homes are underwater, they can no longer keep up with the minimum payments on their credit cards, which are now “tapped out,” and their income is shrinking.  For years, most Americans lived “within their means” and many more lived beyond them.  Based on past performance of real estate, there was a realistic expectation that they would continue to build equity in their homes.  So what difference did it make if you ran up $10,000 in credit card debt if your home appreciated $20,000 last year.  And when you reached your credit card limit you merely took an equity line against your home to pay off your credit card, and then started the “cycle” of debt building all over again.  But then came the recession, and the cash cow that was our homes no longer had any equity, and when the borrowers reached their credit card limits they “hit the wall.” If they happened to be late on their credit card payments their minimum payments increased dramatically as the interest on the card adjusted to the “default rate”, which often was as much as 30%. They could no longer keep up with huge car payments and many had their vehicles repossessed resulting in thousands of dollars in deficiencies.  Ultimately, their creditors levy their bank accounts sweeping away their small remaining savings balances and they find their wages are being garnished.  What was once the American Dream has now become their worst nightmare, and they feel they are unable to control their lives.

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