Author Archives: Dana Law Firm

Does my Revocable Trust Provide Creditor Protection?

Frequently I hear this question: “I am confused on whether or not my Revocable Family Trust that I set up with my wife provides any creditor protection. My neighbors tell me that it does but my CPA says it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Finds Inherited IRAs Are Not Protected In Bankruptcy

© 2014 Written by Arizona Bankruptcy Attorney Whitney Coats There have been split decisions in bankruptcy courts across the country on whether an inherited Individual Retirement Account (“IRA”), a retirement account inherited by someone other than a surviving spouse, is … Continue reading

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ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATIONS

© 2014 Written by Scottsdale Family Law Attorney Kyle Scoresby Arizona child support is governed by a set of guidelines called the “Arizona Child Support Guidelines.”  These guidelines establish a formula which Arizona judges are required by statute to follow … Continue reading

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DIVORCE BASICS

© 2014 Written by Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Kyle Scoresby The divorce process can seem complex and downright overwhelming.  Distilling the issues to divorce basics help individuals understand that they can and will get through the process.  There is hope, and … Continue reading

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FAMILY LAW OVERVIEW

© 2014 Written by Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Kyle Scoresby What Family Law Is Not When people hear the term “family law”, some think of a family doctor, who treats many different illnesses and injuries.  Some mistakenly think that a “family … Continue reading

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New Changes to Arizona’s Anti-Deficiency Statutes with Passing of HB 2018

Article By Arizona Bankruptcy Attorney Whitney G. Coats On April 22, 2014, the Arizona legislature passed HB 2018, which created some significant changes to the Arizona anti-deficiency statutes outlined in Arizona Revised Statute (“A.R.S.”) §33-729, which pertains to purchase money … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy: The Means Test Numbers Increased On April 1, 2014 – Do You Qualify to File A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Article By: Whitney G. Coats, J.D., Scottsdale Bankruptcy Attorney © 2014 The Means Test is a calculable test devised to determine if an individual filing bankruptcy does not make enough income to pay their debts and therefore is a good … Continue reading

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Elder Law and Having a Current Estate Plan in Place

© 2014 Written by Arizona Elder Law Attorney Scott Jensen Under the Arizona Long Term Care System, which is Arizona’s Medicaid program, certain individuals may be eligible for governmental help with the costs of long term care.  However, planning ahead … Continue reading

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What State Should You Die In?

© 2014 Written by Phoenix Estate Planning Attorney Shad Brown  Not all states are created equal. Arizona may have beautiful winters but the summers can leave something to be desired. Ever spend a winter in up-state New York? A winter … Continue reading

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Credit Reports: What type of effect will filing bankruptcy have on my credit score?

© 2014 Written by Scottsdale Bankruptcy Attorney Whitney G. Coats Your credit score will be affected negatively when filing bankruptcy, however, there’s no exact point deduction that your credit score will take.  If you have a higher credit score when … Continue reading

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