In my office we frequently have clients who feel the same devotion to their pets that my children and I feel to ours. I am always saddened by the fact that most of our pets’ life expectancies are so much shorter than ours and we have to say goodbye to them long before we would like to do so. Sometimes, though, our pets survive us, and most people take seriously their personal responsibility in making sure that their orphaned pets live out their lives safely and with love.Read More
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I frequently have clients who decide to pursue litigation over a trust or probate estate because “it’s what my parents [or sibling or child] would want” or “it’s the principle of the matter.” However, sometimes it’s not always best to litigate a matter. How does one decide?Read More
A recent visit to the dentist highlighted an important point to me: improper estate planning can have dire consequences for a family. As she cleaned my teeth, my dental hygienist asked me what type of law Johnson & Associates had as its focus. Once I referenced elder and estate law, her storytelling immediately began. “Oh!” she exclaimed. “I bet many people don’t realize what can happen if things aren’t properly set up. We had a serious issue in my family.”Read More
Arizona statutes govern the transference of property from a deceased person to beneficiaries. Despite many similarities to this process in other states, Arizona has added its own nuances, and Arizona’s recently passed Senate Bill 1204 (Arizona 53rd Legislature, 2nd Regular Session), became effective on August 3, 2018. The passage of this bill added some key revisions which impact the Arizona Probate and Trust Codes.Read More
For any of you who practice in the areas of VA Pension Aid and Attendance, we have a PDF digital copy of a VA internal memorandum which might be helpful in clarifying the recent changes, which became effective on October 18, 2018. If you would like a copy of the memorandum emailed to you, please send a request to email@example.com for a prompt response.
A couple of years ago, I was able to have lunch with retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first female Supreme Court justice in United States history. For me, it was a significant moment as I was able to spend a few hours enjoying one-on-one conversation with a true history-maker and trailblazer. I discovered that Justice O'Connor, despite retirement, was still quite opinionated and bold in expressing her viewpoints. It was certainly a lunch date to remember.Read More