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Can an Executor of a Will Live Out of State?

Choosing the right executor for your will is one of the most important parts of an estate plan. But what happens if you or your executor move to another state? Do you need to draft a new will? Can you have an out-of-state executor? Here’s...

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When and How to Change Your Power of Attorney

There are many reasons you might need to change your power of attorney. You might fall out of touch with that person, they may no longer be a suitable choice, or you might simply change your mind. Luckily, your power of attorney can easily be...

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Where to Take Photos with Santa in Arizona (2022)

Santa Claus is coming to town! He’ll be making lots of stops around Arizona this holiday season, so there will be plenty of opportunities to snap a pic and tell him what you want in your stocking this year. Mark your calendar—here's where to find...

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Requirements for a Valid Will in Arizona

Have you drafted your will yet? If you have one, when was the last time you made an update? Many factors can invalidate a will, such as moving to a new state or changes in state laws. Whether you still need to draft your first...

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How Long Does the Probate Process Take in Arizona?

If you’ve been appointed the executor of an estate or if you’re expecting an inheritance, you may be wondering just how long the probate process can take.  Unfortunately, probate is a complex process, and there are many different factors that can delay its completion. There is...

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4 Best Fall Festivals Around Phoenix

While many of us hate to see summer go, fall certainly has its perks. From pumpkin patches and corn mazes to fall-themed games and shopping, fall festivals are the perfect way to celebrate the best parts of fall. If you’re looking for things to do...

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Are Out-of-State Wills Valid in Arizona?

When you move to a new state, there are many important things you need to update, like your driver’s license and your voter’s registration. But one thing that people often forget to update after a move is their estate plan.  Although out-of-state wills typically are valid...

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How to Discuss Inheritance with Your Children

It can be uncomfortable to talk to your children about their inheritance. While you don’t have to tell your children exactly how much they will inherit, it is a good idea to have a conversation with them about what to do with an inheritance. If...

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Estate Planning for First Responders

Being a first responder is a high-risk job, so it’s important to plan for your family’s future in the event that something happens to you in the line of duty. At Phelps LaClair, we’re grateful for everything that our local first responders do for our...

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