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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.

February 07, 2022

What Is a Separate Revocable Living Trust?

When a couple engages in foundational estate planning, one of the first questions addressed by estate planning attorneys is whether it makes sense for the couple to use a revocable …

January 31, 2022

Basis: What You Need to Know

“Basis” is a term used frequently in tax law. But for many, the term is unfamiliar and intimidating—perhaps something they feel is better left to a certified public accountant to …

January 24, 2022

When You May Not Be Able to Use a Financial Power of Attorney

Besides directing what happens to your finances when you pass away, a comprehensive estate plan also addresses the possibility that you could become unable to handle your financial affairs while …

January 17, 2022

What Happens to Your Business When You Die

You spend a significant part of your life building your business, and it becomes a major part of your legacy. But when you die, everything you have built could fall …

January 10, 2022

Estate Planning Checklist to Facilitate Multigenerational Wealth Transfers

Studies estimate that 70 percent of family wealth is lost by the end of the second generation and 90 percent by the end of the third generation. To help your …

January 03, 2022

The Difference Between a Prenuptial Agreement and a Will or Trust

There was a time when most people heard about prenuptial agreements only when watching soap operas or Hollywood movies or reading a novel. For many of us, prenuptial agreements seemed …

December 27, 2021

Preserving Your Money and Property Beyond the Third Generation

Whether you have inherited your wealth or have built it yourself, you likely want to share this wealth with the next generation and beyond. The quotation “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in …

December 20, 2021

How to Start an E-commerce Business

If you have ever considered starting an e-commerce business, now is a great time to move from ideation to action. Online retail sales exploded to an all-time high amid COVID-19 …

December 13, 2021

Important Questions Your Estate Planning Attorney Will Ask You

For many people, the thought of meeting with an estate planning attorney strikes fear into their hearts. It can be uncomfortable to even consider the possibility of no longer being …

December 06, 2021

What Happens to Your Digital Movies When You Die? (Hint: Read the Fine Print in the User Agreement)

In today’s digital age, many people have a library of digital assets that may include items such as books, music, and movies. One of the perceived benefits of owning these …