Estate Planning Blog

  At Phelps LaClair, we are estate planners with more than 40 years of experience in creating exceptional estate plans. We have served thousands of satisfied clients in the Phoenix Valley to enable them to protect their assets and successfully pass on their wealth when they...

At Phelps LaClair, we know the value and esteem that some folks have for their companion animals and pets. Many people ask us if pets can be included in a will. The answer is a resounding yes! In fact, for many pets of the rich...

  Last Will and Testament—This is what many people think estate planning is. The truth is that while a will is part of it, an estate plan is so much more. At Phelps LaClair, we believe that everyone needs an estate plan, no matter how much...

  If you’re thinking of starting a business in Arizona,  you want to do it right. You’ve probably heard about a Limited Liability Company, or LLC, and you may be considering this as an option for your startup company. There are many benefits to forming an...

  The first experience doing anything new can be a time of tension and indecision. You are in unfamiliar territory without much of a map. You go online, you research as best you can, you seek advice from experienced friends; but in the end, you feel...

There are so many unknowns in life. When we are young, we wonder what we will be when we grow up. As we enter young adulthood, we wonder who we will marry (or even if we will marry). We wonder about career, status, employment, friendships...

Inheriting assets from a loved one, no matter how small, can be both a blessing and a curse. One of the many questions that may arise when trying to navigate the complex process of settling an estate in Arizona is whether or not you have...

At Phelps LaClair, we know it is important to take a break from work and enjoy friends, family and life itself. After all, rest is what rejuvenates us and allows us to reset our priorities and even our direction in life. At this time of...

  In a recent blog post, we discussed two aspects of estate planning with foreign assets: taxation and wills. In this post, we will expand on the topic of international property ownership and valid wills. Phelps LaClair is a second generation estate planning law firm serving...

  Many of our clients at Phelps LaClair have property and financial holdings in foreign countries. They may own property in a nation other than the US. Or, they may have offshore bank accounts or stocks in foreign based companies. There are special considerations in estate...

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