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What Is a Notary Public and Why Do We Need One?

In addition to being a lawyer, I am a Notary, as are my 2 staff members.  Why do we need 3 notaries in a small office?  What do they do in an estate planning practice in Tempe, Arizona? The answers may surprise you. As a Notary, I am granted a Commission from the Arizona Secretary of State to perform notarial acts in the State of Arizona.  My Commission is good for 4 years and maybe renewed for additional 4 year period upon Application and posting of Bond.

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By Douglas B. Price

Stella by Starlight - A Conservatorship Story

I was recently contacted by a potential home seller, Stella, a 75-year-old grandmother, who was interested in selling the residence she has lived in for many years.  However, Stella had an estate planning problem, one that she caused by doing her own estate planning several years ago, without the benefit of counsel. This resulted in several conversations with her, the potential buyer, and the title company.

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Douglas B Price, Esq.

What to Do with A Mobile Home in Probate

Many Arizona Senior Citizens (and part-year residents), living in Tempe, Mesa, Apache Junction, or the East Valley own Mobile Homes.  Generally, these can be placed into two categories:

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Douglas B Price, Esq.

What Does "Joint Tenancy" Mean?

In real estate documents, such as Deeds, and other legal documents, such as vehicle titles and bank statements, we often find the term, "Joint tenancy" or sometimes "Joint tenancy with the right of survivorship".  This is sometimes abbreviated as "JTWRS".  The term signifies a form of ownership.

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Douglas B Price, Esq.

What is a Will?

Do you need a Will? A Will is a legal document prepared by a person (the testator) in preparation for their death.

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Law Offices of Douglas B. Price, P.C.

What to do In Case of an Accident

Stop at once. If you are impeding traffic and able to move your vehicle safely, you should move it as soon as it is reasonable to do so to a safe location. If you are in a parking lot or on a side street you should not move.

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What is an Automatic Stay and How Does it Work?

In a Bankruptcy case, the Automatic Stay is a Federal Law that provides protection from creditors bringing any civil legal actions against you or taking collection actions, such as calling you, sending letters to you or texting you.

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What Is Wrong With Serial Filing?

You are not a serial filer and you get the full benefit of the automatic stay for the duration of the case with some exceptions. See our blog on the Automatic Stay.

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