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DIY wills
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,...

estate planning for professionals
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...

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Summer Sports In Phoenix

  At Phelps LaClair, we’re all in when it comes to sports. We know that participation in sports means exercising and building friendships. These go a long way toward living a long and healthy life. There are many opportunities to join in fun outdoor (and indoor)...

PIT
Protective Inheritance Trust

  “Kids! What’s the matter with kids today?” This famous song from Bye, Bye Birdie! Tells the feelings of both love and frustration that parents have concerning their children. At Phelps LaClair, we have experienced the deep emotions that parents go through when they are considering...

Blended families
Estate Planning For Blended Families

  These days, many more marriages will end in divorce than just a few years ago. The present rate is estimated to be between 40-50%. The divorce rate for subsequent marriages is even higher. For those entering a marriage that brings children from a previous marriage,...

successor trustee
Successor Trustee

  When you put your assets into a Living Trust, you know that you, as the grantor, maintain full and complete control. You are also the Trustee. As a result, you get to decide what happens with those assets. And because you are the lifetime beneficiary,...

special needs planning
Special Needs Planning

  Phelps LaClair, serving Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, and Scottsdale, has helped families with special needs loved ones for many years. If you are taking care of adults or children with special needs, such as mental or physical disabilities, you have probably asked yourself what would happen...

mental fitness
How To Keep Your Mind Healthy

  Phelps LaClair is always promoting physical health to our clients. We want to see you live long and healthy lives. And just as important to us is your mental health. Research has shown that it is possible to ward off memory and cognitive problems by...

sunburn
How To Treat Sunburn

We have all been in lockdown for months. Spring has become summer and the sun is high in the sky. Even in the blazing heat of an Arizona summer, the temptation to spend time outside can be overwhelming. Your psyche might be longing for the...

probate
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...