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Estate Planning Basics: Your First Estate Plan

  The first experience doing anything new can be a time of tension and indecision. You are in unfamiliar territory without much of a map. You go online, you research as best you can, you seek advice from experienced friends; but in the end, you feel...

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Chad Boseman Left No Will—Why You Need One

There are so many unknowns in life. When we are young, we wonder what we will be when we grow up. As we enter young adulthood, we wonder who we will marry (or even if we will marry). We wonder about career, status, employment, friendships...

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Holiday Fitness

At Phelps LaClair, we know it is important to take a break from work and enjoy friends, family and life itself. After all, rest is what rejuvenates us and allows us to reset our priorities and even our direction in life. At this time of...

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Estate Planning With Foreign Assets Part 2

  In a recent blog post, we discussed two aspects of estate planning with foreign assets: taxation and wills. In this post, we will expand on the topic of international property ownership and valid wills. Phelps LaClair is a second generation estate planning law firm serving...

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Estate Planning With Foreign Assets

  Many of our clients at Phelps LaClair have property and financial holdings in foreign countries. They may own property in a nation other than the US. Or, they may have offshore bank accounts or stocks in foreign based companies. There are special considerations in estate...

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Tax Strategies Post-Election

No matter who is elected (or re-elected) on November 3, estate planning tax strategies post-election will need to be reassessed. Phelps LaClair is a second generation estate planning law firm serving Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale. Helping our clients to navigate changing tax laws is...

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Digital Assets and Estate Planning

Digital assets are an important part of every estate plan. Most people have more digital assets than they realize. Online bank accounts, social media, online retail accounts, etc., are part of modern life that we all take for granted. But they are easy to overlook...

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Digital Assets

  At Phelps LaClair, serving Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale, we create estate plans for many families. Some of our clients have accumulated great wealth; others have a more modest estate. All of our clients want to protect the wealth they have and pass it along...

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Boosting Your Immune System

  Fall is upon us! Fall and winter are typically the most active flu seasons. This year, the normal danger of the flu is compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Protecting yourself from these viruses is paramount. Phelps LaClair is committed to healthy living. Our clients in...

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Long-term Care Solutions

  COVID-19 is an evolving and rapidly changing health crisis, as we all know. The people most at risk from serious health effects are the elderly. Many of these vulnerable people will need long-term care. At Phelps LaClair, we have long advocated for long-term care solutions...