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Archive: Estate Planning

Five Ways to Avoid Probate in Arizona

By on March 29, 2017 in Estate Planning

Vintage / retro style with a long shadow : Fountain pen a pocket watch on a last will and testament. A form is printed on a mulberry paper and waiting to be filled and signed by testator / testatrix.

Probate refers to the legal process of identifying property, assets and liabilities after a person’s death and transferring those assets to the decedent’s heirs and beneficiaries. Generally, all assets that you own in your name alone and you have not...


Questions About ‘Capacity’ Can Lead to Estate Litigation in Arizona

By on January 7, 2017 in Estate Planning

Our Phoenix estate planning lawyers discuss ‘Capacity’ and estate litigation in Arizona.

For anyone in Arizona who recently created and/or modified an estate plan, or if a family member recently passed away with an estate plan in place, it is important to understand how questions about “capacity” can potentially lead to estate...


Quick Guide to Estate Planning in Arizona

By on June 28, 2016 in Estate Planning

We discuss the following topics on this page: If you have any assets – even minimal assets – you should take the time to work with an experienced estate planning attorney and make plans for your estate. An attorney, for instance, can...


How Do Conservatorships Work in Arizona?

By on February 3, 2016 in Conservatorship

Need to assign a conservatorship in Arizona? Phoenix estate litigation attorneys at Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker

A conservatorship is a protective proceeding initiated in the Probate Division of a local Superior Court to protect, or “conserve,” the funds and other assets of an incapacitated adult or a minor and to ensure that a person’s financial obligations...


A Look at Nursing Home Abuse During Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

By on November 24, 2015 in Elder Abuse

Alzheimers Disease can leave victims unable to communicate if they are being treated well in nursing home facilities. If you suspect abuse, contact the Phoenix Law Team today

Given that November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, now is a particularly good time to think more carefully about the risks of nursing home abuse and how it can impact patients with this progressive illness. If you have a...