High net worth second marriage couple from Phoenix desired to review and update their estate plan, which included bequests of sole and separate property to each spouse’s children.    DeAngelis Legal reviewed the couple’s current estate plan, worked with their investment advisor and accountant to identify and resolve a variety of income tax, estate tax and logistical issues and prepared updated estate plan documents.
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Successor trustee desired assistance with the administration of a simple trust. During administration, the beneficiaries of the trust requested that the trustee modify the provisions of the trust, including altering the remainder beneficiaries, one of which was an incapacitated adult. DeAngelis Legal provided proper notice to creditors and beneficiaries, advised the trustee as to permissible alternatives during administration and reviewed and revised the non-judicial settlement agreement implementing the agreed upon solution. The end result permitted the trustee to liquidate the principal of the trust early and distribute the incapacitated adult’s share to a special needs trust for his benefit.
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A single harm-causing event can lead to the possible application of several kinds of laws that can apply directly or indirectly to the event itself.

Consider as an example a hot air balloon crash that happened in Eloy, Arizona, in January 2024. The incident, which took place about 65 miles south of Phoenix, led to the deaths of four of the five people in the balloon, with the fifth person being critically injured. 

As of this writing, the cause of the accident is unknown, and personnel from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board who are investigating
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Being convicted of a crime in Arizona will create a permanent criminal record. The more you know about criminal records, including how to look them up and who has access to them, the better you will understand your own situation if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in Arizona. Knowledge about criminal record searches can allow you to be more proactive in understanding, correcting and setting aside your criminal record.

How to Obtain a Criminal Record Report in Arizona

A criminal record may be stored in multiple locations by several different agencies, including law enforcement offices, state
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State v. Gordon, No. 1 CA-SA 23-0162 (App. Div. I, February 13, 2024) (J. Bailey) https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Div1/2024/1%20CA-SA%2023-0162%20Gordon-Owen.pdf
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Please pay close attention to this blog if you are a small business owner! 2024 is bringing changes for many small business owners, mostly LLCs,  through the enacting of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) and the new mandate of the Beneficial Ownership Report. The complete name of the new report is the Beneficial Ownership Information […]
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When you let a thought, an insecurity, or something you think you can’t do block your progress towards a goal, whether in your career or in your personal life, it is one manner of letting what stands in the way become the way. If you choose to look at the other side of that coin and embrace the principle of “what stands in the way becomes the way” it means you’re embracing obstacles as opportunities for growth and transformation. Instead of avoiding or resisting challenges, you focus on having a mindset that encourages you to confront adversity head-on and recognize
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Although Arizona has a limited expungement law on the books, if it does not apply to you then once you are convicted of a crime it will stay on your record forever. Fortunately, that’s not the end because Arizona law also allows those convicted of certain crimes to apply to have their convictions set aside.

What Does a Set Aside Do?

If the court grants it a set aside petition sets aside the judgment of guilt. That means that you are no longer guilty of the offense that you were convicted of. The charging instrument, be it a complaint, an
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Generation-Skipping Trusts Estate planning is the process of developing a series of documents that detail how a person’s assets should be distributed after his or her death. These assets collectively form the individual’s estate, whose distribution may be directed by a Last Will and Testament (will) and any combination of several types of trust. Generation-skipping […]
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The use of a holding company offers an extra layer of legal separation between you and your business entities and assets.

Over the years, numerous strategies have been developed to help business owners, professionals, and owners of vulnerable assets protect their interests against litigation, creditor claims, and other future legal and financial threats.


our asset protection practice

, we utilize a variety of legal structures, special trusts, and other planning vehicles to help our clients achieve their legal and financial goals and achieve peace of mind.

That assortment of asset protection options includes a long-standing, battle-tested option: the

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I have been writing lately about medical ethics, which are sometimes more ignored than followed.  The following are instances of doctors being greedy and trying to steal from insurance companies or from Medicare and Medicaid.  It doesn’t matter who you are or what you earn or what is your level of education.  Money can be tempting and some doctors, for a variety of reasons, find the temptation to be irresistible.  And remember, this is only the tip of the iceberg.

  • A Michigan doctor has been charged in a scheme along with a pharmacist to create fake prescriptions for specialty drugs

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The Complexity of Private Student Loans Navigating the world of private student loans can be challenging, especially when seeking forgiveness or relief options. Unlike federal student loans, which have various government-backed forgiveness programs, private student loans are subject to the terms set by individual lenders. This blog aims to shed light on the options available […]
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Are you a 2L, 3L, MLS, or LLM student at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law? Submit your scholarly research paper by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2024, to be considered for the Exemplary Student Research Award! First place is awarded $500.00, and second place is awarded $250.00.

For more information, including eligibility, submission requirements, selection criteria, and application procedure, visit this page.
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It’s expected over the course of the next two decades there will be millions of autonomous vehicles on our roadways. As vehicles transition from fully-driver controlled to fully-automated, there are changing legal considerations.
Driverless vehicles current legal state
The current legal landscape on the federal level, there is only guidance. In 2016, the Uniform Safety Regulations were passed. These provided a 15 point safety checklist for manufacturers.
In 2017, NHTSA came out with guidelines relating to autonomous vehicles, so we must look to the states for actual legislation .
Almost all states have enacted legislation or executive orders around autonomous
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The Final Rule amending 42 CFR Part 2 finalizes changes that will align uses and disclosures of Part 2 information with HIPAA for treatment, payment & health care operations. Part 2 providers and others who must comply with Part 2 and this Final Rule have two (2) years to get into compliance. Read more about the changes and how we can help with compliance.
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