Beth Kruchek Legal Blog

Other sides to estate planning

The last will and testament rank as one of the essential items in an estate plan. The document establishes directives that an executor and the Arizona probate court should carry out after the testator's passing. While the will is critical to many estate plans, the...

Top estate planning mistakes in Arizona

Estate planning comes with a lot of benefits if you do it right. It can ensure that your assets get distributed according to your wishes. However, if you make the following common mistakes while estate planning, you could end up doing more harm than good. Not updating...

Profitable ways to be charitable

Finding a profitable way to give means ensuring your ability to give. By using charitable trusts when estate planning in Arizona, you can provide and generate an income simultaneously. Diversifying how you give enables you to impact the world without losing money. If...

Reasons for establishing a pet trust

Pet owners love their pets and may want to ensure that their beloved companion receives care during their lifetime and after their death. A pet trust assures that your wishes are in force so that your beloved animal has funded visits to their vet or other necessary...

Handling issues with co-executors

Being named as a co-executor of an estate is a high honor for most, especially those tasked with managing their relatives' large and expansive estates. However, if you share the executor's responsibility with other relatives, such as siblings, or even your children,...

When a living trust may be needed

Besides wills, trusts can also be part of an estate plan to control assets. Without a will or trust, a person's assets will get divided according to Arizona state law after they pass away. One popular type of trust is the living trust, which has many benefits....