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Physician assisted suicide

Is Physician Assisted Suicide an Option for Terminally Ill Arizonans?

Physician assisted suicide is now an option for terminally ill patients in several US states. Is Arizona one of those states? Is it likely to join the list soon? What do we mean by physician assisted suicide? First, some definition of terms. Doctors, of course, are usually in the business of saving lives and curing …

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joint tenancy

I’ve Decided to Put My Accounts in Joint Tenancy to Avoid Probate

We’ve written about this issue before. Don’t put your property in joint tenancy with your child (or children) as a means of avoiding probate. It’s a mistake. Talk to a lawyer. Why don’t people believe us? Though we write impassioned pieces about the problems with joint tenancy, a funny thing happens when we look at …

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Pooled Special Needs Trust Payable to Estate on Beneficiary’s Death

Theresa Givens settled a personal injury lawsuit in 2011. She would receive a little over $250,000 in settlement proceeds. In order to keep her Medicaid benefits, she put her lawsuit settlement into a pooled special needs trust. Before she could even get any serious benefit from the trust account, she died in November, 2011. Pooled …

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