Planning Ahead

As we are still recovering from Covid 19, most of us have suffered losses and change of plans. We learned to be wiser. We now know what is important and what truly is the blessing in life. So now, more than before, we are facing those challenges that makes are carefully consider all the decisions that we made about our assets and finances and about our loved ones. Jobs come and go. Money comes and go.It comes down to our friends and our family.

In many years of my legal career, I helped my clients with their estate planning goals. It is time to put those plans together and protect what is important.

I recommend the following five documents:

  1. Will
  2. Trust
  3. Financial Power of Attorney
  4. Medical Care Directive
  5. Living Will

Please contact me for your free meeting and orientation regarding your estate plans or any other legal paperwork. Free meetings are available over the phone, zoom and in person every Thus from 12 noon – 8 pm.

Day Zero Project

While was are leaving the chaos of 2020 behind,  as always there will be some unfinished business to take care of. Knowing that what we do and experience in our lives does not come with the hard stop, I’d like to call each day of the new year, a day zero. 

What am I looking forward to? 

To help more people with my business and to appreciate our business partnership and friendship. To be there for you!

What is my new year resolution? First and foremost, to  concentrate on myself and my own well being.  Why is that? Because I deeply believe that without the true self love, I cannot be productive neither I can be successful. Here is my list that start with the 7 challenges: 

  1. Learn a new skill set
  2. Stop any version of self sabotaging behavior
  3. Start each day with the healthy food and positive mind set
  4. Take a vacation to Hawaii. Take a vacation, period.
  5. Concentrate only on what is important and eliminate distractions
  6. Meditate every day and take time for yourself
  7. Become that person that I always wanted to be

Happy New Year!

Emotional And Legal Stages Of Divorce

My most recent clients were two divorce cases. While you can guess, this is not my favorite part of the business I manage, but it is rewarding itself understanding the process. Helping my clients through their challenging times in life is always rewarding.  If you find yourself in a situation of legal separation or divorce, I can help you with both emotional and legal stages of your divorce.

The 6 Emotional Stages of a Divorce

  1. Denial. This is not happening to me and we can still get back together
  2. Shock. You realize how much time you invested in your marriage and family and at times you act irrationally. Friends and coworkers have hard time understanding you.
  3. Contrasting Emotions. You struggle with hope replaced by despair and all you can think about is your failed marriage.
  4. Bargaining.  You are still hopeful that your marriage will work out. You are willing to do anything to change yourself and just make things work. Bargaining only delays the harsh reality of divorce
  5. Letting go. You stop blaming your spouse and you realize your own mistakes. You can finally let go and move on.
  6. Acceptance. The negative emotions finally stop. You feel that you are finally fit to lead a life that is filled with happiness and satisfaction. This stage will accompany a time period of growth.

The 4 Legal Stages Of Non-Contested Divorce

  1. Filing the Petition.One party files Petition and other court required paperwork.
  2. Service of the papers. Petition, Summons and other paperwork are served to another party. There are several ways to do this, depending on your situation.
  3. Other Party response time. Another party files Response or does not respond. There is a wait period that you have to adhere.
  4. Ending your marriage. Consent decree or Default completes the process, depending on your situation.


What Happens When You Don’t Have A Will

Lately, there’s been much discussion about essential and non-essential services. With my clients I discuss several essential, must have documents. One of them is your Last Will & Testament. So what really happens when somebody dies without a will?

If you die without a will, it means you have died “intestate.” When this happens, the intestacy laws of the state where you reside will determine how your property is distributed upon your death. This includes any bank accounts, securities, real estate, and other assets you own at the time of death.

How does this affect your loved one and anything you cared about?

Your estate is not protected and is often opened to creditors. The process is delayed for months until the executor gets assigned. You loved ones will be getting anything that is left, if there are creditors and unpaid bills. It can take many months to close the estate.

I can help you create this important documents that meets all Arizona laws requirements the same day when we meet, at affordable price.

How To Recognize Financial Scams

Top Financial Scams:

  • Health Care/Medicare/Health Insurance
  • FraudCounterfeit Prescription Drugs
  • Funeral & Cemetery Scams
  • Fraudulent Anti-Aging Products
  • Telemarketing
  • Internet Fraud
  • Investment Schemes
  • Homeowner Reverse Mortgage Scams
  • Sweepstakes & Lottery Scams
  • The Grandparent Scam

Usual Suspects:

Strangers preying on older people who may be isolated, lonely, confused, or

desperate for attention.
Family members to whom the person wants to stay connected.

Caregivers (family and other) who use fear or guilt to take advantage of a senior.

Protect Yourself:

Be aware that you’re at risk from strangers—and from those closest to you

Do not isolate yourself—stay involved!

Always tell solicitors: “I never buy from (or give to) anyone who calls or visits me unannounced. Send me something in writing.

”Shred all receipts with your credit card number

Sign up for the “Do Not Call” list (1-888-382-1222) and take yourself off multiple mailing lists

Use direct deposit for benefit checks

Never give your credit card, banking, Social Security, Medicare, or other personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call

Be skeptical of all unsolicited offers, work with trusted legal services and have all your documents in order.

Contact me for help!

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