Posts tagged ‘Carroll Law Firm’

October 18, 2013

Anthem’s Sixth Annual Autumnfest

The Carroll Law Firm is happy to be one of the sponsors for the sixth annual Autumnfest celebration, which will be held at the Anthem Community Park on Saturday, October 26th 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Sunday, October 27th from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

This year’s Autumnfest offers several activities the whole family can enjoy. There will be a Kid’s Zone offering fun hay rides, inflatables, and a racing track for toy cars, along with other activities such as pumpkin picking, carnival rides and games, arts and crafts booths, and much more. What better way to celebrate the beautiful weather and the start of the fall season than at Autumnfest with family and friends!

For more information, please visit The Official Anthem Arizona Community Website at

August 7, 2013

Starting a New Business? Now’s the Time!

During the summer, many Anthem residents travel in order to beat the heat and enjoy time off while their children are home from school. This coming week marks the end of summer vacation for many Anthem families. The first day of school for Deer Valley Unified School District’s 2013-2014 school year officially begins on August 12, 2013. With the new school year beginning and summer vacation coming to an end, families are returning to town, and Anthem is bustling.

Now that families are back in town, and snow birds are soon to follow with the summer heat calming down, it may be the perfect time to start a new business. If you have been considering setting up a new business, the attorneys at The Carroll Law Firm can help.

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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 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!

February 21, 2013

Guardianship or Conservatorship: What’s the difference and why should I care?

People often make decisions during the course of life because of circumstance, desire, or impulse.  When it comes time, however, for people to make these decisions on behalf of another person (concerning their medical or financial welfare), these decisions are often made with hesitation, doubt, and despair.  These issues often arise when a loved one, or a close friend, is or becomes incapacitated.  Incapacitation, for the purposes of guardianship and conservatorship, include times during a person’s life when, among other events, a person becomes severely or terminally ill, has mental disorder, is physically disabled, uses drugs chronically, is an alcoholic, has been detained by the state, or has disappeared.  The information below provides a concise understanding of the some of the more important distinctions between guardianship and conservatorship of an incapacitated person and why either guardianship and conservatorship is applicable to a certain situation.  The differences between a court appointed guardian and a conservator, include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following.

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