Category: Estate Planning

Couple consulting real estate lawyer regarding the issues on trusts.

Revocable living trusts are among the most popular and effective estate planning tools. Depending on your circumstances, setting up a revocable living trust could provide a number of advantages. At the same time, revocable living trusts have some drawbacks and limitations. A living trust is not necessarily the right estate…

Senior woman writing her last will and testament.

Losing a loved one can be an emotional and challenging experience. In addition to the grief and heartache that accompanies a loved one’s death, though, disputes may arise between family members regarding what the deceased would have wanted when it comes to a funeral and burial and distribution of assets….

last will and testament with wooden gavel on top

A Last Will and Testament is an important legal document that details how your property shall be distributed after your death. If you do not have a current Will in place, you are not alone. A 2016 Gallup poll found well over half of Americans either do not have a Will or have…

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 designated a beneficiary for will go through the Arizona probate system….

We discuss the following topics on this page: Questions to Ask Yourself Questions to Ask Your Attorney Estate Planning Checklist Meet Our Team 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…

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 are being met. The creation of a conservatorship may be…

Our Phoenix elder abuse attorneys urge everyone to report nursing home abuse and neglect.

With more than 3.2 million people residing in nursing homes, abuse and neglect is a growing problem in Arizona and across the country. According to a publication by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), nearly one out of every three nursing homes, in a two-year period, received citations for…