probate

28 Jun Avoiding Probate

One of the top 10 estate planning mistakes that many people make is having an inadequate plan that will necessitate probate court. Why is probate so negative? It devours time and money that is better invested in the inheritance you leave to your beneficiaries. At...
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role of executor

16 Feb The Role of Executor

The unsettled estate of a deceased celebrity is back in the news. We recently discussed the problems surrounding Aretha Franklin’s multimillion dollar estate, which is now in probate. Had she established a living trust instead of leaving a handwritten will, the estate would not have...
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estate planning - three people talking

02 Jun James Phelps on Your Life Arizona

James Phelps was interviewed on TV3’s Your Life Arizona this past week and answered some questions about estate planning. James is the managing partner at Phelps LaClair, with offices in Phoenix, Chandler, and Mesa. Phelps LaClair is approaching their 40th year in estate planning.  ...
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