Arizona UTMA Accounts

Arizona UTMA Accounts

In our Elder Law Issues newsletter this week, we described a bankruptcy court case involving a Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA) account. Arizona has also adopted the uniform law, and Arizona UTMA accounts would likely be treated in the same way. But, more importantly, when would someone want to set up an Arizona UTMA…

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Guardianship, conservatorship, power of attorney, living will, surrogate decision-maker — what does it all mean? We talk about guardianship and conservatorship. Join us as we define some of the terms and introduce you to the basics of surrogate decision-making. As always, of course, we are talking about Arizona law. Some of the terms are different…

judicial immunity

Judicial Immunity Does Not Protect GAL or Attorney

Judicial immunity protects judges and court personnel from being sued by unhappy litigants. Does that protection extend to people appointed by the judge under court rules? Sometimes, but not in every instance. Steve Gibson’s murder In 2013,Steve Gibson was brutally murdered in his Peoria, Arizona, home. Police soon determined that Gibson’s wife, son, and daughter…