Undue Influence - or Not?
Has it ever crossed your mind — even if only for a moment — that if you are extra super nice to rich old Aunt Harriet (or whomever the “Aunt Harriet” in your life may be), who is getting up there in years, never had any children, and managed to accumulate a sizable estate, that maybe, just maybe, she will leave a nice portion of her estate to you? Many lawsuits have arisen in Arizona … Read More
Six Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Presenting at Arizona State Bar Convention
The Arizona State Bar Convention is held in June of each year. A large portion of the event is providing CLE to attorneys. The following are seminars that Jaburg Wilk attorneys have planned or are presenting at:
Life Insurance and Retirement Plan Considerations in Today’s Estate Planning Environment
Assisting estate planners and probate litigators to identify issues and opportunities for clients … Read More
Lauren Garner Leads Estate Planning and Probate Seminar
Lauren Garner, will address some of the particular issues that arise in mediating contested probate and trust matters and how to prepare and advocate for your clients in mediation. We will discuss various "settlement" opportunities available in Maricopa County; statutory and regulatory obligations for ADR, and specific types of cases that may be mediated. We will also cover the timing of mediation, preparing for … Read More
Guardianships and Conservatorships Can Help Protect Loved Ones
The decline of a family member’s health can be one of the most difficult emotional challenges that a family will face. If that ailing family member hasn’t adequately planned for such an event, the burden rests on the family to step in and care for them. Without proper legal authority, this can be difficult.
Fortunately, the court … Read More
Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Wills
No one wants to contemplate becoming seriously ill or disabled, but the reality is this difficult subject needs to be addressed with spouses, significant others and family members. It is important to make decisions regarding what wishes are while healthy. The Arizona Secretary of State allows you to register, free of charge, living wills and medical power of attorneys on their web site. Simply go to … Read More
Five Steps to Avoid and Minimize Probate and Trust Disputes
Probate and trust litigation can turn families into enemies and convert inheritances into attorneys' fees. These disputes can fueled by sibling rivalry, blended families, family grudges, financial need, entitlement, revenge, greed, or spite. Litigators have a bird's eye view of the issues which fuel such disputes and are often able to anticipate potential issues before they erupt, so they might be … Read More