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Our 6 Favorite Arizona Spring Activities

Spring is an amazing season here in Arizona. The days start to get warmer, but it’s not so warm yet that you can’t enjoy being outside. The skies are blue and the world takes on an explosion of color thanks to the wildflowers and blooming...

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The 7 Most Common Estate Planning Questions Answered

If you’re just starting your estate planning journey, chances are good you have lots of questions, and you need some answers. It’s perfectly normal to have lots of questions to ask an estate planner, and the experts at Phelps LaClair are here to help. To...

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A Guide to Charitable Trusts

Are there important causes in your life that you would like to support even after you have passed away? By creating a charitable trust, you can control which assets will go to the charity of your choice. At Phelps LaClair, we help our clients develop...

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Who Is Eligible for a Special Needs Trust?

When someone has a disability, setting up a special needs trust (SNT) will help ensure that they are cared for financially. Assets placed in an SNT offer financial support without affecting the beneficiary's eligibility for important government assistance program benefits. At Phelps LaClair, we want...

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How to Make Sure Stepchildren Are Included in Your Estate Plan

Getting specific is always important in estate planning, but it is especially crucial when it comes to blended families. Because a stepchild cannot automatically inherit from a stepparent, you must create or update your estate plan as soon as stepchildren enter your life. Neglecting to...

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Best Bird Watching Spots in Maricopa County

Did you know there are 565 different types of birds making their home in Arizona? While you can view many types of birds right in your backyard, there are lots of great spots for birding in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, and other cities in Maricopa County....

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Do I Need a Digital Vault to Protect My Online Assets?

People use safes and vaults all the time to store valuable physical items like jewelry, antiques, money, and important documents. A digital vault acts much the same way—the only difference is that it protects non-tangible, digital assets.  With today's lifestyles becoming more and more virtual, a...

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What Are the Different Types of Power of Attorney?

Have you included power of attorney in your estate plan? Power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that grants someone the power to make important decisions on your behalf. However, there are many different types of power of attorney designations, and choosing the best...

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How to Hold An Estate Planning “Fire Drill”

Here at Phelps LaClair, we constantly talk about the importance of setting up an estate plan. Working with estate planning attorneys like us ensures your estate plan is customized to fit your specific needs.  While you may be happy with your estate plan and familiar with...

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