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Divorce Doesn’t Need to Disrupt Retirement

There is nothing easy about divorce. It can be painful, messy and financially devastating. Divorce can be especially difficult when it comes to a long-term couple. Dividing up assets and your estate for future planning or retirement can be a difficult process following divorce. Entering...

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Healthy Life Balance

It is easy to let one area of our lives become our dominant focus, whether that is career, family, or adventure. The problem with letting one aspect of our lives constantly take center state is that the other areas of our life will ultimately suffer....

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Is Your Estate Plan Vulnerable to Being Attacked?

If somebody contests your trust or will after you die, it can derail your final wishes, rapidly deplete your estate with unnecessary court costs and attorney fees, and worst of all tear your loved ones apart. But with proper estate planning, you can help your...

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The Three Estate Planning Tools Everyone Needs

Estate planning is an essential life task that will enable you to have the peace of mind of being certain that if you unexpectedly die or become incapacitated, your loved ones will be taken care of. Without proper planning, your loved ones will not only...

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Should Your Vehicle Be in Your Living Trust?

We all want our Living Trust to work properly when the time comes. But sometimes knowing which assets to include in your Living Trust can be confusing. Phelps LaClair, located in Gilbert Arizona is here to help with your estate planning needs and to ensure...

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Blended Families are a Special Blend

Over 95 million people in America are now a part of some sort of step-relationship. Being divorced and remarried is a common occurrence in our society, and with this comes the need for special planning to best protect assets. A blended family frequently has to...

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Does Your Estate Plan Need a Checkup?

When we are planning for the future, having a plan in place is imperative. Setting up your strategic estate plan is a great first step, but it is also important to regularly update your plan. As years pass, situations and circumstances may change our thoughts...

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Mountain Biking Benefits

Are you looking for a way to be outside, enjoy the sun, embrace the beauty of the desert and yet gain a thrill through speed or navigating sharp corners and terrain? Mountain biking may be just the activity for you. It is a great way...

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Procrastinating About Estate Planning

When it comes to the future, our loved ones, and protecting our assets, you would think estate planning would be our first priority. Unfortunately, procrastination takes over more often that it should. When we procrastinate about the future, we are limiting ourselves and our loved...

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HIPAA Effects on Power of Attorney

When establishing a great estate plan strategy to protect your loved ones, there are some areas that are often left out or forgotten. One of these areas includes understanding the effects of HIPAA on your medical power of attorney. Phelps LaClair serves Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa,...