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Arizona estate planning attorney Allison L. Kierman provides the below information, updates and resources for clients. If you have any questions regarding this information, would like Allison to speak before your organization or at your office, or would like Allison to write an article for your newsletter, paper, or magazine please contact us.

April 11, 2024

Take Care of Yourself with the Right Estate Planning Prescription

To all healthcare workers: Thank you for all of your hard work – day in and day out (and often evenings, nights, and weekends). You tirelessly give of yourself to …

April 10, 2024

Preventing Being Sued by Your Adult Children

What if one of your kids wanted to sue you? No one thinks it will happen to them, but it happens more often than you might think. I can help …

April 09, 2024

What Does Dying Intestate Mean?

Most people understand that having some sort of an estate plan is a good thing. However, many of us do not take the first steps to get that estate plan …

April 08, 2024

What Is a Residuary Clause and Why Is It Important?

When developing your estate plan, it is nearly impossible to address every account or property you own. There are sure to be some things you unintentionally overlook. However, by including …

April 04, 2024

The Importance of Funding your Trust

For many people, a revocable living trust is a valuable tool to ensure that their finances are well managed during periods of incapacity and that their loved ones are financially …

April 03, 2024

Prevent Being Buried Alive – Inlcude in Your Will

A person being buried alive has happened in several different soap operas. If you have a real fear of this, we can put provisions into your will and trust to …

April 02, 2024

Your Nosy Neighbor Can Find Out About Your Probate

Many people think of probate (the process of collecting, managing, and distributing a deceased person’s money and property) as a private process. However, because wills are filed at the courthouse, …

April 01, 2024

What Is the Last Surviving Spouse Rule?

Estate planning can be a significant part of successful financial management, especially for married couples. One key consideration is minimizing estate taxes, which can substantially affect the distribution of money …

March 25, 2024

Do Not Leave Your Trust Unprotected: 6 Ways a Trust Protector Can Help You

Trust protectors are commonly used in the United States. Essentially, a trust protector is someone who serves as an appointed authority over a trust that will be in effect for …

March 21, 2024

Estate Planning: 3 Reasons We Run the Other Way

It can be hard to get motivated about your estate planning; for some people it sounds about as fun as getting a root canal. However, you also probably want to …