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What is an LLC?

What do you do with your brilliant idea for a business that would be beneficial for people and profitable for you? How do you begin that? When it comes to building a company or business, there are several options and routes to go. At Phelps...

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Nature: The Natural Stress Reliever

Have you ever wondered what it is about being out in nature that makes you breathe easier? We here at Phelps LaClair enjoy helping with all your legal and estate planning needs, but also know healthy stress relievers are important. Nature is a natural stress...

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Guide to Summer Events

We know we are a law firm that specializes in all your estate planning needs, but we also want to help you unwind through fun events this summer. Arizona can be seen as too hot to enjoy, but we disagree. There are so many family...

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Trust Versus Will

Living Trust Vs Wills When it comes to your future and how to protect you and your loved ones, knowing what fits your needs is the greatest protection. As an estate planning law firm in Arizona, Phelps LaClair is here to help. When legal concepts can seem...

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Facts of Advance Directives

When it comes to protecting your future, there cannot be enough education. An advance directive can be confused for a last will and testament, but they are distinctly different and Phelps LaClair can help you understand how. While a last will and testament deals with...

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Estate Planning for Non-Marrieds

With the various dimensions that there are to estate planning and asset protection, Phelps LaClair wants to assist you in gaining more insight of what is best for you. As most estate planning education is focused around married couples, it is just as important for...

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Get to Know Phelps LaClair Pt. 2

We Know What Works Most first generation estate planning law firms have very little experience implementing living trusts in real life. However, at Phelps LaClair, we don’t just design living trusts on the “front end,” we also implement them on the “back end.” We have decades...

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Get to Know James Phelps

James Phelps is managing partner at Phelps LaClair, an estate planning law firm in Mesa, Arizona. The law firm was established over 40 years ago by Stephen Phelps, James’ father. Born and raised in the East Valley, James has strong ties to the state of...

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Get to Know Phelps LaClair Pt. 1

Who We Are In the early 1980’s, Stephen Phelps, an Arizona native, closed his piano studio and decided to help bring peace of mind to people through preparing living trusts. He worked to educate people on what a trust is, how it benefits them, protects them,...

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NFA Gun Trusts

NFA Gun Trusts are an estate planning tool used to allow the owners of NFA Firearms to share them legally with family members and to pass them down responsibly. NFA Firearms (also called Title II Firearms) are guns and other items regulated by the National Firearms...