Estate Planning Blog

Although Arizona doesn’t have an estate tax, the federal government does. Arizona doesn’t impose an inheritance tax either, but you could still have to pay taxes on inheritance that comes from another state. At Phelps LaClair, we understand that estate and inheritance tax laws and...

As we age, our medical needs change. That is just a part of life. And depending on your personal medical history, you may want to plan for an event where, if you cannot communicate directly with doctors and nurses, you have someone who knows your...

Here at Phelps LaClair, we know how important estate planning can be, and we want to make sure that you do as well! We want to eliminate any misconceptions you may have about estate planning, so you can protect yourself and your family’s future.  The benefits...

Did you know May is National Bike Month 2022? Traveling around the Phoenix area by bicycle is one of our favorite pastimes here at Phelps LaClair. We are lucky to live in a city that is chock full of amazing biking trails and pathways. Here’s...

If you or a loved one dies without a will, the Arizona inheritance laws can complicate the process of distributing your assets. At Phelps LaClair, we can help you leave an inheritance without burdening your loved ones. We can also help incorporate any inheritance you...

If you have a large estate or die without a will, your estate will go through probate after you pass. This court process can be overwhelming for your loved ones, and create conflict when it comes to distribution. Whether you’re administering a loved one’s estate...

When most people talk about estate planning, they think it's just for making sure their property goes to their loved ones after they are gone. However, estate planning also encompasses directives for instances when you are still alive, but can not make important decisions for...

No adult is ever too old or too young to start estate planning. But how do you know where to start? At Phelps LaClair, we can help you get started planning for your family’s future as well as your own. From protecting your assets to...

John F. Kennedy once said, “Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.” Here at Phelps LaClair, we couldn’t agree more, and what better time to learn how you can make a difference in our community than during National Volunteer Month. To...

Including a trust in your estate plan will keep your assets safe until your loved ones inherit them. There are many types of trusts to choose from, and understanding which kind of trust you need may seem overwhelming. The estate planning experts at Phelps LaClair...

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