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COVID-19 and Nursing Homes

  As of the middle of September, 2020, Maricopa County has 710 active COVID-19 cases. 606 of those cases are found in long-term care facilities (166), assisted living facilities (364), and rehab facilities (76). We have long advocated for everyone to have an estate plan that...

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What is a Revocable Living Trust?

  Phelps LaClair is one of the premiere estate planning law firms in the Phoenix area. We design and create an estate plan that is unique for each client. We often get asked, “What is a revocable living trust, and why do I need one?” Most...

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What’s In Your Estate Plan?

  We all know the commercial that asks the question: what’s in your wallet? Well, we want to know: what’s in your estate plan? While a wallet carries ID, bank cards and cash, an estate plan contains so much more. In addition to your liquid assets...

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Don’t Die Intestate!

  A common question we get at Phelps LaClair is, “What happens to my stuff if I die without a will?” As estate planning attorneys with 40 years of doing business in Phoenix, we know that most people think that your “stuff” automatically goes to your...

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The Importance of Food and Hydration

  At Phelps LaClair, serving Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale, we believe that regular exercise and staying physically fit are key factors in healthy living. We are estate planners, and we desire to see our clients live long and healthy lives. Two essentials for safe exercise...

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When To Create An Estate Plan

  When is the best time to create an estate plan? As a young person, you think you are invincible, so it doesn’t occur to you to plan ahead to old age. Later, when you are involved in your career, you often feel too busy to...

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Why You Need an Estate Planning Attorney

  Phelps LaClair is a second generation estate planning law firm serving Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale. Our business is designing estate plans that will protect your assets while you are living and help you to pass them on to your beneficiaries when the time comes....

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Essential Estate Planning Documents

  In this epidemic, people are very frightened by something they cannot see and cannot control. It is something that confronts us every day with dire statistics, masks and depressing news reports. As an estate planning law firm, Phelps LaClair knows how to build security for...

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Online DIY Wills

  Since March, many of us have been working remotely at least part of the time. The COVID shutdown has created a new workspace reality. We are used to having virtual meetings, access to social media without restriction, and almost unlimited scheduling flexibility. With our computers,...

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Estate Planning For Professionals

  “I’m a busy professional! I don’t have time to sit and make an estate plan!” We have heard this from time to time at Phelps LaClair. As a second generation estate planning law firm, our profession is designing bulletproof estate plans that preserve your wealth...