Estate Planning


pet trusts

20 Mar Pet Trusts

Most people count family, charities and close friends as their beneficiaries when they come to us for estate planning. At Phelps Law, we also have clients who consider their pets to be family members. The emotional bond can be quite strong between humans and animals....

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estate planning basics

16 Mar Estate Planning Basics

Estate planning is what you do to ensure that your wishes will be followed if you are incapacitated or you pass away. It accounts for how you want your assets distributed and what decisions are made for medical care or end of life. Phelps Law,...

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retirement planning

23 Feb Retirement Planning 101

As a second generation estate planning law firm, we at Phelps Law understand the anticipation of retirement. Retirement planning, like estate planning, requires an honest assessment of your dreams, desires and goals for your golden years. Estate planning deals with your assets: financial accounts, real...

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role of executor

16 Feb The Role of Executor

The unsettled estate of a deceased celebrity is back in the news. We recently discussed the problems surrounding Aretha Franklin’s multimillion dollar estate, which is now in probate. Had she established a living trust instead of leaving a handwritten will, the estate would not have...

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Trusts and LLCs

11 Feb Trusts and LLCs

Which are the best vehicles for estate planning: living trusts or limited liability corporations? Phelps Law has prepared thousands of estate plans for our clients in the Phoenix Valley. We can say with certainty that there is no “one size fits all” estate plan. Some...

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ok boomer

05 Feb OK, Boomer!

Boomers OK, Boomers—it’s time to consider some wisdom from Phelps Law! Popular culture would have us believe that life is a never-ending party. As a second generation estate planning law firm serving Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale, we know that you need an estate plan. Because...

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