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9 Financial Resolutions For A Happy New Year!

31December
2016

The start of a new year is usually an excellent time to begin making plans for growth in the coming year. According to a study conducted by Fidelity Investments, 37 percent of Americans considered making at least one finance-based New … Read More

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IS IT TIME TO TALK TO YOUR FAMILY ABOUT YOUR ESTATE PLAN?

9December
2016

Many folks will labor a lifetime to build up assets and fight for causes that matter to us. Few things are more endearing to family than sharing wealth and legacy. Of course, it’s impossible to plan for every eventuality, but … Read More

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SAFEGUARDING A FAMILY TRUST WITH A TRUST PROTECTOR

8August
2016

You probably remember the players in your estate plan and the role of each: You were the creator of your trust, known as the grantor, settlor, or trustmaker. The trustee controls the assets in the trust. For most revocable trusts, … Read More

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SIX BENEFITS YOU CAN RECEIVE BY CALLING A MEDIATOR WHEN YOU DIVORCE

26July
2016

It is no secret that more couples are taking control of their divorces and using mediation. Here are some reasons why using a third party neutral can be the smarter choice. Stress. Or, to be precise, less stress. In a … Read More

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TOOLS TO SAVE FOR SKYROCKETING COLLEGE COSTS

9July
2016

You have undoubtedly seen the projections about college expenses. Using an average increase of 5% per year, by 2030 the annual tuition at a four year public school could soar to $41,200, and $92,800 at a private, nonprofit school. These … Read More

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HOW TO INSULATE YOUR ESTATE PLAN FROM BAD DECISIONS AND OUTSIDE INFLUENCES

7July
2016

Estate planning is an important and everlasting gift you can give your family. And setting up a smooth inheritance isn’t as hard as you might think. – Suze Orman When planning how to best pass along your financial legacy you … Read More

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UNDERSTANDING REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS AND THEIR BENEFITS

3March
2016

Almost everyone has heard of wills and trusts. Most articles written on these topics, however, often presume that everyone also already knows the basics of these important documents. But, in reality, many people are not entirely clear about the difference. … Read More

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THE COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE PROCESS

24December
2015

Collaborative law process is now recognized in Arizona with the codification of the Uniform Collaborative Law Rules into Rule 67.1, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure. The collaborative procedure is most known as a divorce process, but extends to other … Read More

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MICK JAGGER’S LONG-TIME PARTNER LEAVES HIM ESTATE PLANNING MESS

24March
2014

Posted on behalf of the firm The fashion world was shaken up recently, among hearing the news that designer and former model L’Wren Scott had taken her own life. In addition to being famous for her fashion involvement, she was … Read More

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PICKING THE RIGHT TEAM FOR ESTATE PLANNING

24February
2014

On behalf of the firm The idea of facing one’s own mortality is by no means a popular idea. In fact, most people are so opposed to the idea that they will knowingly delay doing something they know is important … Read More

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