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Weathering The Storm

At Phelps LaClair, we know that these are trying times for many of us in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale. Now more than ever, we take our job seriously to help provide our clients and friends with peace of mind. There is not much in...

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Generation Skipping Trust

There is a famous saying: “It’s not so much what you earn that’s important, it’s what you can keep.” Everyone is on the lookout for ways to reduce their tax burden. Phelps LaClair is a 2nd-generation estate planning law firm serving Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and...

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Keeping Documents Safe

Like most people, you probably have anxiety about your health during this coronavirus epidemic. Or perhaps your biggest concern is for your family. At Phelps LaClair, we share that concern for all of our clients in the Phoenix Valley. As estate planning lawyers, we want...

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Estate Planning Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

In this time of the COVID-19 crisis, many people are asking what will happen to their families if they become sick. Phelps LaClair has been in the estate planning business for forty years. In our time of serving Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale, we can...

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Factors to Consider in Choosing Your Healthcare Agent

In our last blog post, we examined the need for every person to have a living will. As current events with the coronavirus COVID-19 show, the need for an advance directive has never been more apparent. Phelps LaClair, with offices in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and...

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The #1 Legal Document Every Adult Needs to Have

The novel coronavirus continues to disrupt daily life and leave Americans uncertain of the future. We at Phelps LaClair want you to know you don’t have to feel helpless during this pandemic. Now is a great time to be proactive and plan ahead should you...

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Estate Planning and Divorce

  “Till death do us part” is often quoted in marriage vows. And for good reason. Very few marriages start out with the intention of ending in divorce. However, divorce is a reality that affects about half of all marriages. Phelps LaClair estate planning law firm...

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Retirement 103

  It’s never too early to plan for retirement. It may seem obvious, but in retirement your income will usually be less when compared with your working years. That’s why it’s a good strategy to begin saving while you have income. Tax-saving strategies during retirement will...

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Winning the Lottery

  Arizona has many lottery games to play, and they are popular across a broad spectrum of incomes. What draws some people to a game that costs money to play and yet offers extreme odds against winning? For some, it is the hope of becoming rich;...

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A Tax Saving Strategy

  Estate planning is focused on preserving the wealth you have built so that when you pass it on, future generations can benefit. At Phelps LaClair, a second generation estate planning law firm, we are continually looking for ways to save our clients money. One of...