Lawrence Davidow explains

Lawrence Davidow Explains the SECURE Act

To our delight, a national expert visited us in Tucson recently. Our New York friend Lawrence Davidow explains the SECURE Act in a an Elder Law Issues podcast discussion. We have talked about the SECURE Act before (back in February, before the whole world changed). But we weren’t going to pass up a chance to…

New York Medicaid planning

New York Medicaid Planning vs. Arizona

New York Medicaid rules don’t ordinarily concern us at Fleming & Curti, PLC. After all, we are a Tucson elder law attorney firm. We don’t practice in New York at all. But when we have an opportunity to discuss state-to-state differences with one of the leading elder law practitioners in the nation, we take it.…

New York elder law

New York Elder Law Compared to Arizona

Leading New York elder law attorney Lawrence Davidow was recently in Tucson visiting a friend. We talked him into joining us for a discussion about elder law. Our question: how does the practice of elder law in his home state differ from our Arizona experience? Lawrence left New York just as their coronavirus cases began…

Inventories in probate and trust administration

Inventories in Probate and Trust Administration

Must administrators prepare formal inventories in probate and trust administration? Does every case require employment of a professional appraiser? Is an inventory public, so that anyone can know what was left to whom? How about beneficiaries, or family members who were left out of the will or trust? In this podcast episode, we discuss the…

What is probate?

What is Probate?

Everyone knows that it’s important to avoid probate, right? But what is probate, anyway? Is probate expensive, time consuming and invasive? Well, it certainly can be — but most often it’s not very complicated and easy to handle. And also, most often it is easy to avoid. Last week we discussed probate avoidance. This week…

Avoiding probate

Avoiding Probate in Arizona

Avoiding probate: most of our estate planning clients are already sure that’s important. But how can you avoid probate? And is it important? What (if any) problems might develop? In this week’s regular podcast episode, we talk about avoiding probate in Arizona. We explain beneficiary designations, Arizona’s beneficiary deed option, and some of the other…