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February 2017 Archives

Get a lawyer before you need one in real estate

If you are considering buying real estate, it is wise to involve an attorney who can evaluate all the terms of the purchase and help you navigate the tricky terrain of real estate. While most transactions are relatively uneventful, when problems arise in a real estate deal, they are usually like accidents during a NASCAR event — spectacular and costly.

Am I the executor to a faulty will?

When serving as an executor for another individual's will, it is important to remember that a will may not be as enforceable as you or the testator would like. Several factors contribute to the unenforcibility of a will, and each requires a sober approach to handle correctly.

Subdivision put on hold for zoning issue

Contrary zoning can easily make or break nearly any real estate venture. Recent news out of Kingman demonstrates just how complicated it can be to work with zoning boards to achieve a successful rezoning effort. A developer seeking to rezone an area to allow for more dense residential building withdrew a petition for rezoning after it became clear that the request would be denied. The primary issue seems to be the susceptibility to flooding in various parts of the parcel in question.

Formal and informal probate in Arizona

Arizona, like all states, maintains its own regulations that govern when and how different types of probate occur when a person passes away or is incapacitated. While there are some other types of probate, most examples of the process fall into either informal or formal probate. A general understanding of the circumstances that may necessitate either form can help you plan for the future or anticipate many aspects an impending probate procedure if you are already facing one.

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