Do I Need to Form an LLC in Arizona?

At Phelps Law we get a lot of estate planning questions from people who have started or are starting a small business. Many of our clients are semi or fully retired business people who have settled in the Phoenix Valley. One of the most common...

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The 4 Best Spots to Go Fishing in Arizona

As a second generation Estate Planning Firm in Gilbert, Arizona, Phelps Law is in the business of helping people plan for their future now so they can enjoy their golden years without worry. And while we’re devoted to the financial wellbeing of families, we also...

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Types of Irrevocable Trusts

Phelps Law is a second generation estate planning firm in Gilbert Arizona, where helping you plan for your family’s future isn’t just part of what we do, it’s all we do! In considering which type of legal document might be best to protect your legacy,...

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Advantages & Disadvantages of an Irrevocable Trust

When you’re looking to protect your assets for future generations, calling on the expertise of an estate planning lawyer is a smart idea. At Phelps Law Firm we’ve been helping families in the Phoenix Valley choose the right estate planning vehicle for their needs for...

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Estate Planning With Blended Families, Part 2

In our most recent blog post we began a series on estate planning for blended families. With the rise in divorce rates in our nation, blended families are becoming increasingly common. And these families have estate planning needs that are more complex than nuclear families....

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Estate Planning With Blended Families, Part 1

At Phelps Law, we understand that blended family estate planning is often a complex challenge. In our 35+ years of existence we have helped many families navigate how to protect assets, plan for the possibility of long-term care needs, and determine how to distribute the...

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The Best Time to Update Your Estate Plan

In some of our recent blog posts at Phelps Law we have been writing about celebrities who have died without a will or trust in place. In most cases, the lack of planning comes down to procrastination. But even for folks who do have an...

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James Phelps on Your Life Arizona

James Phelps was interviewed on TV3’s Your Life Arizona this past week and answered some questions about estate planning. James is the managing partner at Phelps Law, with offices in Phoenix, Chandler, and Mesa. Phelps Law is approaching their 40th year in estate planning.   During the...

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Aretha’s Handwritten Will(s)

Aretha Franklin has been in the news this week. She died last August without a will, and her estate of $80 million dollars has been tied up in probate court. It was announced several days ago that as some of her belongings were being moved...