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An Estate Plan and Long-Term Care Plan MUST Work Together

Your estate plan and your long-term care plan MUST work together. Why? Before we answer that question, we’ll start by briefly explaining the major factors involved in setting up each plan. We’re Phelps LaClair, located in Chandler, Mesa, and Phoenix Arizona. As an estate planning...

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Phoenix AZ – Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

In Phoenix Arizona during the summertime, the temperatures can soar. The hottest temperature ever recorded in our fair city was on June 26, 1990. On that day, the thermometer peaked at a sweltering 122 degrees Fahrenheit! As a second generation, estate planning law firm in...

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Real Family Conversations About Estate Plans, Part 2

Having transparent conversations with your adult children about your estate plan is difficult enough without the complication of divorce or remarriage. And if there are stepchildren involved, maintaining healthy relationships while planning for the future can be even more challenging. At Phelps LaClair, serving Scottsdale...

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Real Family Conversations About Estate Plans, Part 1

As estate planning attorneys serving the Phoenix AZ Valley, we’ve had many conversations with families about finances. We’re a law firm that has been around since the early 1980s, so we’ve also had the opportunity to help succeeding generations plan their estates. At Phelps LaClair,...

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Who’s Got the Power (of Attorney)? Part 2 – Phoenix, AZ

In a recent blog post, we discussed the importance of naming a financial durable power of attorney to act on your behalf in the decision-making process. That person is given legal authority to carry out any financial directives in your stead, should you become incapacitated...

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Trail Rides Around Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, AZ

In a previous blog post, we shared about the exercise benefits of horse riding. Today, we’d like to highlight several trail rides in our wonderful region of Arizona. We’re Phelps LaClair, and we’ve been part of the greater community around Phoenix ever since the early...

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Who’s Got the Power (of Attorney)? Part 1 – Phoenix, AZ

There is an important role to consider as you grow older and set your finances in order for the future. Should you ever become incapacitated, someone will need to step into your shoes and act as your durable power of attorney. Preparing ahead of time...

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Estate Plans Explained-Upcoming Seminars-Phoenix Valley

Estate plans. You’re old enough to know they’re important. And for a while now, you’ve had that nagging thought in the back of your mind that it’s time to take steps and establish a plan for your financial future. But you don’t know what to...

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself about Your Golden Years

The Golden Years are those years when you’ve retired from the workforce, and you’re finally able to do what you desire: putter in the garage, plant a garden, take sightseeing trips, spend time with your grandkids, along with a host of other possibilities. During your...

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Estate Plan 3-Year Checkup-Phoenix, AZ

As we age, we all understand the importance of taking time for a yearly medical checkup with our doctor. We also know biannual dental checkups are vital in helping to prevent tooth decay, so our teeth can remain healthy for the duration of our lives....