Estate Planning

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...

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,...

Estate planning with stepchildren in mind

Blended families have become increasingly common in Arizona. When married couples have children from earlier marriages and subsequently have children together, their estate plans should be written in a way to ensure that everyone's interests will be protected so that...

Can step-parents inherit an entire estate?

If someone dies in Arizona and leaves a will behind, their children might feel like they should get priority over their step-parents. Some people leave everything to their new spouses, assuming that they'll divide their estate among their children from previous...