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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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BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION LAND MINES IN ESTATE PLANNING

28June
2015

It is a common practice to use beneficiary designations, or what is referred to as “pay on death” or “transfer on death” designations to transfer assets in the event of death. Some significant assets, including life insurance policies, IRAs, retirement … Read More

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EQUAL DIGNITY FOR SAME SEX COUPLES #LoveWins

28June
2015

The United States Supreme Court ruled on June 26, 2015 that same-sex married couples are entitled to the same equal protection under the law, and their marriage must be recognized by every state. The case, Obergefell v. Hodges, was actually … Read More

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FOUR TIPS TO AVOID A CHALLENGE TO YOUR WILL OR TRUST

12January
2015

No one wants to think that the final wishes they set forth in their will or trust may be derailed by a contentious legal battle between family members. Here are four tips that may go a long way toward avoiding … Read More

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TURNING HOUSES INTO BILLBOARDS

18April
2011

Folks struggling to get their mortgage paid may try to think up ideas out of the proverbial box, and for those who are open to creativity, an upstart mobile advertising company has just such an unusual proposal. The company, Adzookie, … Read More

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PREMARITAL AGREEMENTS AND ERISA

6August
2010

Parties who enter into a premarital agreement often seek to waive their rights to the pension benefits of the other party, while preserving their own benefits. If the retirement is governed under Federal ERISA regulations, however, there may be special … Read More

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