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Estate Planning After Divorce

Posted on : July 12, 2017
Estate Planning After Divorce
Estate Planning After Divorce This article discusses estate planning after a divorce, why you need to re-think your estate plan once the divorce is finalized and some of the pitfalls if you don’t take action. In many states, including where I practice law, once you are divorced, your estate plan treats your former spouse as […]

When To Review and Revise Your Will: 5 Life-Changing Events

Posted on : June 29, 2017
When To Review and Revise Your Will 5 Life Changing Events
Estate planning is a necessity for everyone. Regardless of your age, marital status, or financial standings, you should have all the legal paperwork in place to handle your estate in the event of your death. Having this legal paperwork prepared ensures that your wishes are followed and that your loved ones are protected after you […]

Enforcing a Survivor Benefit Election in a Pension in Arizona

Posted on : April 17, 2017
Enforcing a Survivor Benefit Election in a Pension in ArizonaEnforcing a Survivor Benefit Election in a Pension in Arizona
Enforcing a Survivor Benefit Election in a Pension in Arizona A divorced spouse is obviously not a current spouse, but is she necessarily a non-spouse? This issue can be important in the context of division of an interest in Arizona State Retirement System (“ASRS”) retirement benefits. The ASRS limits benefits to certain “non-spouse contingent annuitants.” […]

Actions May Constitute Acceptance of a Life Estate

Posted on : October 11, 2016
Actions May Constitute Acceptance of a Life Estate

Extra-Judicial Adoption Issue in an Arizona Probate

Posted on : October 11, 2016
Extra Judicial Adoption Issue in an Arizona Probate
Extra-Judicial Adoption Issue in an Arizona Probate Only those having an interest in a Last Will and Testament can contest it in Arizona. This includes the legitimate children of the deceased, since they are natural heirs. Another statute made all natural children legitimate children with inheritance rights, including kids born out of wedlock. This applies to […]