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Daughter holding her mother's hands

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 ...

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A mobile home shaded by trees

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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Businesspeople Stacking Coins On Pie Chart

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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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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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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House and Piggy Bank on Table

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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File Drawer with Files

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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The Bankruptcy Court verifies information from the paperwork that is filed. The paperwork must be signed in ink OR verified per local rule PRIOR to its electronic filing. The documents filed are unsworn statements under oath and are filed under penalty of perjury.

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