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Choosing a Retirement Community

Our clients at Phelps LaClair, a 2nd generation estate planning law firm serving Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale, have spent their lives putting together estates to leave to their heirs. As the autumn of their years approaches, they want to know the advantages of moving...

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Elderly Parent Guardianship

With an aging population in the US, guardianship of elder parents has become a pressing matter. Phelps LaClair serves Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale. We understand that there are practical, medical, financial, and emotional elements to elderly parent guardianship. We have helped thousands of clients...

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Estate Tax Planning for 2020

As we approach the end of the decade, we look forward to what the 2020s will bring. One thing is certain: the gift and estate tax exemption is going to change. At Phelps LaClair, serving Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale, we understand that moving targets...

Trust Administration
Trust Administration

When a family member dies with assets held in a revocable living trust, it is likely that someone in the family has been named as a successor trustee who will administer the trust. If this person is you, Phelps LaClair offers our condolences to you...

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Holiday Fun in Phoenix

At Phelps LaClair, we believe that rest is important for our lives to be in balance. The author of the Bourne Trilogy series said, “Rest is a weapon.” As the year is winding down and we are heading into the busy holiday season, remember to...

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Spousal Lifetime Access Trust

Phelps LaClair is an estate planning law firm serving Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale. We help our clients to protect the wealth they have labored to build, and to pass it on to succeeding generations. With another presidential election on the horizon for 2020, many...

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Estate Planning For Long-Term Care

Long-term care encompasses medical and support services for people who have a degenerative illness, injury or incapacitation. It is an expensive process that can drain your estate quickly. As an estate planning law firm in Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa and Scottsdale, Phelps LaClair advises all of...

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Why a Revocable Trust?

Why Do You Need a Revocable Trust? “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” is an oft-quoted saying that means if you want something badly enough, you will go to extraordinary lengths to get it. At Phelps LaClair, serving Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale, the saying...

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Estate Planning for Young Parents

  At Phelps LaClair, we love children. They remind us that we need to be looking ahead in anticipation of their lives and their challenges. We all desire that our ceiling should be their floor. So in the spirit of building a legacy that you can...

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4 Reasons to Hire an Estate Planning Lawyer

Everybody needs an estate plan! In today’s internet culture, it’s very tempting to try to write your own. Because Phelps LaClair, serving Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale has been in business for 40 years, we know how challenging it can be to write an estate...