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Prevent beneficiaries from spending unwisely

When you are creating your estate plan, you may consider including your grandchildren as your beneficiaries. However, if your grandchildren are still minors or young adults, you may be concerned about the consequences of inheriting significant amounts of money at such a young age.

Fortunately, there are ways to ensure that you loved ones inherit assets as you intend them to and that they use these assets at an appropriate age. By implementing a discretionary lifetime trust, you can have considerable control over the parameters put in place, so that you can have peace of mind about the way that the inheritance is used.

Can you sue after a drain entrapment injury?

Since south Arizona is bombarded by year-round high temperatures, it's only natural that residents frequently cool off by relaxing in pools and spas.

But could there be unseen dangers lurking inside these oases of comfort? It's quite possible, especially if the spa or pool has a missing or ill-fitting drain cover. This safety breach could lead to drain entrapment, which is often fatal?

Claiming damages after being injured at a party

When you are present on another person's property as a welcome visitor or as a guest, the owner of the premises has the duty to do whatever is reasonably necessary in order to keep you safe. This holds true for house parties that are held at a home. It is true that when alcohol is involved, parties can become hazardous. However, the host of the party and the premises owner must ensure that everyone is kept safe and that those who are intoxicated do not have further access to alcohol on the premises in order to avoid potential injuries.

Injuries that occur at a house party may cause significant damages, physically, emotionally and financially. It is possible that such injuries will lead to significant medical bills. In addition, the injured person may suffer from lost wages due to needing to take unpaid leave in order to recover from his or her injuries.

Think twice before flipping that house

The real estate market is hot for both investors and buyers alike. If you are ready to try your hand at flipping properties in the Phoenix area, you could not have picked a better time to start. You may not be a first-time house buyer, but that does not mean you do not have anything to worry about when investing in property. The housing market is laden with opportunity for novice and veteran investors and homebuyers.

As with any investment, there are risks to flipping properties, and you need to know just what those risks are. It is crucial for you to thoroughly research your options before you invest in protecting your resources, time and reputation. Consider the following pointers about flipping houses

Motorcyclists should watch out for these dangers

As a motorcyclist, it is likely that you are very aware of the dangers involved. However, the unfortunate thing is that no matter how competent a driver you are on the roads of Arizona, you essentially have no control over the actions of other people on the road.

Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous behaviors that motor vehicle drivers exhibit today. This is why it is very important that motorcyclists are aware of the types of behaviors that distracted drivers engage in on the roads, so that they are able to react safely and appropriately.

Dealing with an injury from an Arizona hotel room

When taking a vacation in the state of Arizona, you will expect to have a fun and relaxing time, and you might even be planning for a luxury stay at a high-end hotel. No matter what type for hotel you stay in, you will at least expect to be safe from harm. Unfortunately, injuries occur in Arizona hotels each year. In many cases, action can be taken against the hotel owner for the damages that occurred.

Whether action can be taken in regard to the damages that occurred depends largely on the specific circumstances surrounding the incident and the reasons why the incident occurred. If you were injured or suffered damages while staying at an Arizona hotel, it is important that you understand how the law works.

The grounds for contesting an Arizona will

When you have a loved one who passes away, it can be a very difficult time both emotionally and from a logistical perspective. Therefore, it is important that you seek support from friends and other relatives while you are going through the process. Many unforeseen things can happen when dealing with a loved one's estate, and you may realize that the will is not what you expected at all.

If you are surprised by the directions of the will or have a reason to believe that it is invalid in some way, you should take the time to learn about the grounds for contesting a will in the state of Arizona.

Am I too young to think about writing a will?

Many people think about writing a will later on in their life -- for example, after the age of 65. However, estate planning experts often argue that this is too late. All people should consider planning their estate so that they have peace of mind.

How early is adequate and financially wise? The exact time that is best will differ for everyone. However, anyone who has a significant estate, no matter their age, should probably have a plan in place that would help their beneficiaries inherit as much of the estate as possible.

Retail hazards that commonly cause injuries

Dangers can arise in any environment, but when we visit a public space such as a retail store, we never expect that we will become injured due to a preventable hazard that was not addressed by the premises. When injuries like this occur, an injured person will likely suffer pain, need to take time off work and lose wages as a result, and they may also need to pay a significant amount in medical bills.

This is why many people decide to take action against the premises owner responsible for their injuries. When a premises owner knew about a danger or should have known about a danger, he or she can be accused of exhibiting negligence. The following are some preventable hazards in the retail environment that have been known to cause injuries.

Dealing with an insurance dispute in Arizona

Being involved in a car crash can be an extremely stressful situation because it can affect so many different aspects of your life. When injuries occur, you might need to spend time in a hospital and may be unable to work for some time as a result.

Your insurance coverage should be able to cover these out-of-pocket expenses as long as you can show that you were not at fault. However, Arizona insurance payouts can become complex, and therefore disputes commonly arise. Therefore it is important that you are well-versed in how Arizona car insurance works.

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Prevent beneficiaries from spending unwisely

When you are creating your estate plan, you may consider including your grandchildren as your beneficiaries. However, if your grandchildren are still minors or young adults, you may be concerned about the consequences of inheriting significant amounts of money at such a young age.

Fortunately, there are ways to ensure that you loved ones inherit assets as you intend them to and that they use these assets at an appropriate age. By implementing a discretionary lifetime trust, you can have considerable control over the parameters put in place, so that you can have peace of mind about the way that the inheritance is used.

Can you sue after a drain entrapment injury?

Since south Arizona is bombarded by year-round high temperatures, it's only natural that residents frequently cool off by relaxing in pools and spas.

But could there be unseen dangers lurking inside these oases of comfort? It's quite possible, especially if the spa or pool has a missing or ill-fitting drain cover. This safety breach could lead to drain entrapment, which is often fatal?

Claiming damages after being injured at a party

When you are present on another person's property as a welcome visitor or as a guest, the owner of the premises has the duty to do whatever is reasonably necessary in order to keep you safe. This holds true for house parties that are held at a home. It is true that when alcohol is involved, parties can become hazardous. However, the host of the party and the premises owner must ensure that everyone is kept safe and that those who are intoxicated do not have further access to alcohol on the premises in order to avoid potential injuries.

Injuries that occur at a house party may cause significant damages, physically, emotionally and financially. It is possible that such injuries will lead to significant medical bills. In addition, the injured person may suffer from lost wages due to needing to take unpaid leave in order to recover from his or her injuries.

Think twice before flipping that house

The real estate market is hot for both investors and buyers alike. If you are ready to try your hand at flipping properties in the Phoenix area, you could not have picked a better time to start. You may not be a first-time house buyer, but that does not mean you do not have anything to worry about when investing in property. The housing market is laden with opportunity for novice and veteran investors and homebuyers.

As with any investment, there are risks to flipping properties, and you need to know just what those risks are. It is crucial for you to thoroughly research your options before you invest in protecting your resources, time and reputation. Consider the following pointers about flipping houses

Motorcyclists should watch out for these dangers

As a motorcyclist, it is likely that you are very aware of the dangers involved. However, the unfortunate thing is that no matter how competent a driver you are on the roads of Arizona, you essentially have no control over the actions of other people on the road.

Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous behaviors that motor vehicle drivers exhibit today. This is why it is very important that motorcyclists are aware of the types of behaviors that distracted drivers engage in on the roads, so that they are able to react safely and appropriately.

Dealing with an injury from an Arizona hotel room

When taking a vacation in the state of Arizona, you will expect to have a fun and relaxing time, and you might even be planning for a luxury stay at a high-end hotel. No matter what type for hotel you stay in, you will at least expect to be safe from harm. Unfortunately, injuries occur in Arizona hotels each year. In many cases, action can be taken against the hotel owner for the damages that occurred.

Whether action can be taken in regard to the damages that occurred depends largely on the specific circumstances surrounding the incident and the reasons why the incident occurred. If you were injured or suffered damages while staying at an Arizona hotel, it is important that you understand how the law works.

The grounds for contesting an Arizona will

When you have a loved one who passes away, it can be a very difficult time both emotionally and from a logistical perspective. Therefore, it is important that you seek support from friends and other relatives while you are going through the process. Many unforeseen things can happen when dealing with a loved one's estate, and you may realize that the will is not what you expected at all.

If you are surprised by the directions of the will or have a reason to believe that it is invalid in some way, you should take the time to learn about the grounds for contesting a will in the state of Arizona.

Am I too young to think about writing a will?

Many people think about writing a will later on in their life -- for example, after the age of 65. However, estate planning experts often argue that this is too late. All people should consider planning their estate so that they have peace of mind.

How early is adequate and financially wise? The exact time that is best will differ for everyone. However, anyone who has a significant estate, no matter their age, should probably have a plan in place that would help their beneficiaries inherit as much of the estate as possible.

Retail hazards that commonly cause injuries

Dangers can arise in any environment, but when we visit a public space such as a retail store, we never expect that we will become injured due to a preventable hazard that was not addressed by the premises. When injuries like this occur, an injured person will likely suffer pain, need to take time off work and lose wages as a result, and they may also need to pay a significant amount in medical bills.

This is why many people decide to take action against the premises owner responsible for their injuries. When a premises owner knew about a danger or should have known about a danger, he or she can be accused of exhibiting negligence. The following are some preventable hazards in the retail environment that have been known to cause injuries.

Dealing with an insurance dispute in Arizona

Being involved in a car crash can be an extremely stressful situation because it can affect so many different aspects of your life. When injuries occur, you might need to spend time in a hospital and may be unable to work for some time as a result.

Your insurance coverage should be able to cover these out-of-pocket expenses as long as you can show that you were not at fault. However, Arizona insurance payouts can become complex, and therefore disputes commonly arise. Therefore it is important that you are well-versed in how Arizona car insurance works.

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  • Paul Faith David Ledyard Distinguished AV | Peer Review Rated | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | For Ethical Standards & Legal Ability
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Suite F
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Phone: 623-806-8994
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