Lessons From the Terri Schiavo Right-to-Die Case

One of the saddest and most controversial cases touching upon the area of estates and trusts is the right-to-die case of Theresa Marie (“Terri”) Schiavo. The Terri Schiavo Right-to-Die Case As you may know, on February 25, 1990, Terri Schiavo, who lived in Florida with her husband, Michael, suffered a heart attack. Terri had never [...]

By |2019-05-06T20:43:31+00:00January 31st, 2018|Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills|0 Comments

Doctors Do Not Operate on Themselves And You Should Not Do Your Own Lifetime Estate Planning

Maybe you can install your own adobe tile floors, make your own Mata Ortiz pots, teach yourself a foreign language, and improve your golf game on your own. But when it comes to preparing your estate planning documents, this is no do-it-yourself project. Save Yourself Money and Headaches: Hire Competent Estate Planning Counsel. The problem [...]

By |2019-05-06T20:43:45+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Estate Planning, Trusts, Uncategorized, Wills|0 Comments

Why You Should Consider Paying More For Your Estate Planning Documents

We’ve all heard the saying, “you get what you pay for.”  That is so true when it comes to estate planning documents. More Than Just Forms. Estate planning requires a lot more than just filling out a form. Don’t get us wrong, the forms are important, but putting together a comprehensive plan requires careful thought, [...]

By |2019-05-06T20:43:45+00:00January 19th, 2018|Estate Planning, Trusts, Uncategorized, Wills|0 Comments

How to Choose a Trustee

Here in beautiful Sedona, we have stunning sunsets, plenty of heat, gorgeous Red Rocks and amazing views. But in the land of estate planning, we’ve got wills and trusts. A will, as you know, is a legal document (“last will and testament”) that states your final wishes and gives instructions about how to divide up [...]

By |2019-05-06T20:43:45+00:00January 12th, 2018|Trusts, Uncategorized, Wills|0 Comments

Probate and Why You Should Avoid It

When it comes to estate planning matters, you may have heard that it is wise to avoid probate, but you might not really know how or why. What is Probate? As you probably know, when you die, your “estate” (money and property) gets divided up and distributed to your surviving family members (your “heirs”). Probate [...]

By |2019-05-06T20:43:46+00:00January 8th, 2018|Trusts, Wills|0 Comments
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