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Long-Term Care-Definitions-Mesa, AZ

Phelps LaClair has offices in Phoenix, Chandler, and Mesa, AZ. We do estate planning, which includes helping you with Wills and Trusts, Trust Administration, Special Needs Planning, and most other aspects of securing your financial future. Since it’s our business to help you look ahead,...

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Canoeing and Kayaking Around Phoenix, AZ

At Phelps LaClair, we do estate planning in Phoenix, AZ really well. Though our focus is on helping you plan for the future, we also understand the importance of valuing life in the present. And that includes taking time to refresh and rebuild by getting...

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Does Arizona Collect Estate Taxes?

Taxation on Wills and Trusts? Part of wise estate planning is to understand laws concerning taxation of wills and trusts before you or your beneficiaries need to act on them. Phelps LaClair, serving Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Gilbert, has been helping clients with the ins...

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Pet Trusts and Estate Planning-Gilbert, AZ, Part Two

A Pet Trust legally specifies your desires for the ongoing care of your much-loved family pet after you’ve passed away or become incapacitated. In the first blog post of this two-part series about Pet Trusts and Estate Planning, we introduced the concept and explained why...

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Pet Trusts and Estate Planning-Gilbert AZ, Part One

When you’re making plans to secure your assets for future generations, there is one family member you don’t want to forget: your beloved pet. You’ll be glad to know, 50 states in America and the District of Columbia have all enacted pet trust laws. Phelps...

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Probate Laws in Phoenix Arizona-Will or Trust?

If you live in Arizona and you’ve been thinking about protecting your financial assets for the future, it’s wise to understand the state’s legal processes concerning wills and trusts. James Phelps is a second generation estate planning attorney at Phelps LaClair, serving Chandler, Mesa, and...

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Trust Administrator Duties-Gilbert Arizona

Living Trusts involve making wise decisions in order to protect your financial future. Good Living Trusts successfully designate who inherits your estate after you’ve passed away and when the finances are distributed. A good plan also protects your hard-earned finances and assets from loss and...

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Common Mistakes Of A Revocable Living Trust

As the saying goes, experience is a great teacher. Added to two generations of legal know-how, experience has given Phelps law (in Chandler, Mesa, and Phoenix Arizona) tremendous foresight in setting up our clients’ estates for a successful future. We know what works and we...

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Mountain Biking Destinations Around Phoenix

At Phelps LaClair, we love seeing people live life to the fullest. Estate planning is our way of helping you develop a financially prosperous future, but we also want to see you live well in the present, enjoying the advantages of all-around well-being. In the...

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HIPAA Authorization and End Of Life Decisions

When your time comes, and the end of your life is approaching, you want to know you’ll receive the best possible medical care available. But what happens if you become incapacitated or are in a vegetative state? At that point, you’ll no longer be able...