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Factors to Consider in Choosing Your Healthcare Agent

In our last blog post, we examined the need for every person to have a living will. As current events with the coronavirus COVID-19 show, the need for an advance directive has never been more apparent. Phelps LaClair, with offices in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and...

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The #1 Legal Document Every Adult Needs to Have

The novel coronavirus continues to disrupt daily life and leave Americans uncertain of the future. We at Phelps LaClair want you to know you don’t have to feel helpless during this pandemic. Now is a great time to be proactive and plan ahead should you...

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Estate Planning and Divorce

  “Till death do us part” is often quoted in marriage vows. And for good reason. Very few marriages start out with the intention of ending in divorce. However, divorce is a reality that affects about half of all marriages. Phelps LaClair estate planning law firm...

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Retirement 103

  It’s never too early to plan for retirement. It may seem obvious, but in retirement your income will usually be less when compared with your working years. That’s why it’s a good strategy to begin saving while you have income. Tax-saving strategies during retirement will...

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Winning the Lottery

  Arizona has many lottery games to play, and they are popular across a broad spectrum of incomes. What draws some people to a game that costs money to play and yet offers extreme odds against winning? For some, it is the hope of becoming rich;...

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A Tax Saving Strategy

  Estate planning is focused on preserving the wealth you have built so that when you pass it on, future generations can benefit. At Phelps LaClair, a second generation estate planning law firm, we are continually looking for ways to save our clients money. One of...

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Safe Outdoor Activities in Phoenix

  Life is more than just getting by. Estate planning is always looking to the future, certain that today’s triumphs can be passed on to succeeding generations. At Phelps LaClair, we know it is important to stay healthy for the long haul. Our families and communities...

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Medical Power of Attorney

During times of national crisis when lives are hanging in the balance, it is important to talk about things relating to incapacitation, end-of-life issues, and death. We know it can be a fearful and painful discussion to have, but it is better to have it...

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Pet Trusts

Most people count family, charities and close friends as their beneficiaries when they come to us for estate planning. At Phelps LaClair, we also have clients who consider their pets to be family members. The emotional bond can be quite strong between humans and animals....

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Estate Planning Basics

Estate planning is what you do to ensure that your wishes will be followed if you are incapacitated or you pass away. It accounts for how you want your assets distributed and what decisions are made for medical care or end of life. Phelps LaClair,...