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Archives for November 2020

Why Do I Need An Estate Plan?

Why Do I Need An Estate Plan?

If you have any assets, regardless of age, income or net worth, you should work with a knowledgeable estate planning attorney and make plans for your estate. Why? Because failing to plan for your estate can leave a large mess...

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Probate Guidelines For Transfer of Assets

Probate Guidelines For Transfer of Assets

If a person dies without a will or trust (intestate), probate proceedings will determine the transfer of assets to their heirs. The most common guidelines that the probate court will follow when distributing the assets are: The spouse receives all...

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Brown & Hobkirk, PLLC Announce The Launch Of Their New Website

Brown & Hobkirk, PLLC Announce The Launch Of Their New Website

We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website. We wanted to make this new website faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly for our clients. Our goal was to provide our visitors with an easier...

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Insurance Company Tricks To Deny Claims

Insurance Company Tricks To Deny Claims

The U.S. insurance industry is one of the largest businesses in the world. They will use numerous tricks to deny claims and increase their own revenue. Here are some ways that your insurance company may try to deny your claim:...

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Dividing Retirement Assets

Dividing Retirement Assets

Arizona is a community property state, so even though your retirement accounts are held in your name only, you will need to split these assets with your spouse. Each spouse will receive half of the retirement assets, since funds were...

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Witness Requirements For Wills

Witness Requirements For Wills

In Arizona, one way to validate a will is to have two witnesses observe the signing of the document. A witness must view the actual signing of the document and attest to the signature on the document. In Arizona, there...

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Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful Death Cases

A wrongful death can be a result of an accident, reckless conduct, or deliberate act of another person/entity that causes the death of an individual. The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one that was caused by another person’s...

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Three Types of Spousal Maintenance/Alimony

Three Types of Spousal Maintenance/Alimony

Alimony is a monetary legal obligation of one spouse to provide financial support before, and after, a legal separation to the other spouse. In Arizona, it is typically called spousal maintenance, and it is the Court that determines what, if...

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Blended Families

Blended Families

When individuals are in their first marriage, most assets are accumulated together, split 50/50, and are typically left to a surviving spouse. However, with roughly half of marriages now ending in divorce and approximately 75% of people remarrying, those same...

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Your Brown & Hobkirk, PLLC Team

Your Brown & Hobkirk, PLLC Team

Brown & Hobkirk, PLLC is a full-service law firm with three convenient locations in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Chandler, and Tucson. We are ready to assist you with your legal needs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

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