FEBRUARY 13, 2017 VOLUME 24 NUMBER 7
Here at Fleming & Curti, PLC, we try to help people understand their legal concerns and how to solve problems. We really want to give useful information, and we believe that our work is easier when our clients are informed.
We are now ready to provide more information online, as well. This month we have begun to roll out our new YouTube channel, which you can find online at www.YouTube.com/c/ElderLaw. We now have a number of videos available, including answers to frequently asked questions and full-length legal seminars.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I avoid probate? There are several strategies to reduce the likelihood that probate will be required.
What happens if I don’t make a will? Arizona has written a will for you, actually (and so have all the other states). Don’t thank them. They might have gotten it wrong.
How long does probate take? Spoiler alert: in Arizona it takes at least four months (except in rare cases).
Which is better — power of attorney or guardianship? It’s probably not really a question of which is better, but which is available in your facts.
What is “elder law,” anyway? At Fleming & Curti, we focus on estate planning, trust administration, guardianship, conservatorship and probate. Other “elder law” attorneys might have different practices.
What is special about Fleming & Curti? We’re pretty proud of our practice, our staff, our practice focus — even our pets. We’d like to convince you that our pride is justified.
The ABLE Act in Arizona — last October we held an online seminar to explain how the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act is already working for Arizona residents. Since that seminar, new state programs have come on line every few weeks, but the information is still accurate and useful. Bottom line: there’s no need to wait.
Guardianship and Conservatorship in Arizona — this how-to session was hosted by the Pima Council on Aging in 2013, and we were pleased to participate. The program is intended to help people who file guardianship and conservatorship proceedings in Arizona (and especially in Tucson or Pima County) without hiring a lawyer.
We are also collecting related videos that we think are accurate, informative and well-done. You can see some of the best work of our friends from around the country in our curated playlist.
OK — it’s not actually part of our YouTube channel, but we also want to know how you think we are doing. Especially if you are a client (and especially if you are a satisfied client), we’d love to have you share your experience. Want to review Fleming & Curti, PLC, or individual lawyers or staff? We make it easy: visit our Reviews page, click on “Write a Review” (near the top of the page) and follow the directions. We look forward to hearing from you.