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4 Benefits of Advance Directives

An advance directive is a legal document that explains your wishes regarding medical care. Advance directives are important because they help give your family peace of mind, reduce conflicts, and more. Let’s explore some of the main benefits of including advance directives in your estate...

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How to Administer a Trust

Fulfilling the duties of a trustee can feel overwhelming at times. There are many rules to follow and many tasks to carry out if you want to ensure the trust is administered successfully. It can often be difficult to know exactly where to start. We...

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Is a Handwritten Will Valid in Arizona?

Don’t let your family be blindsided by an invalid will. If you’ve already handwritten your will, or if you are considering writing one, it’s important to understand whether or not it is valid in Arizona. Here’s everything you need to know about handwritten wills in...

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4 Best Winter Hikes in Arizona

There are a wide variety of gorgeous hiking trails spanning Arizona. But hiking isn’t just a summer sport. The best time of year for hiking many Arizona trails is in the winter and spring, so you can beat the heat while you take in the...

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Will

Don’t let a simple mistake undo all the hard work you put into writing your will. If there is a mistake in your will, it could make the will invalid or prevent your assets from ending up in the right hands at the right time....

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How to Fund Your Living Trust

There’s one crucial step that many people skip after signing their trust document—actually funding the trust. If you forget to complete this step, your assets will remain subject to probate and be vulnerable to creditors after you’re gone. No matter how detailed the instructions you...

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Why Families Fight Over Inheritances (and How to Avoid Disputes)

Settling a loved one’s estate is already a difficult process. But it’s even more stressful when siblings and other family members start to fight over who gets what. Luckily, there are many ways you can prevent or at least minimize disputes after you pass. Let’s...

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4 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2022 in Arizona

Looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve in Arizona this year? Luckily, there are plenty of activities for adults to enjoy as they count down to 2023. Whether you want to celebrate all night long or wrap up the night as soon as...

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Understanding the Different Types of Wills

Drafting a will is an important first step in settling your affairs. But with so many types of wills out there, it can be overwhelming to know which one will be right for you. Luckily, you don’t have to choose just one—you can write several...

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