Will deletion

Will Deletion Attempt Was Ineffective

We see it all the time. We ask our clients not to write on their wills or trusts. This weekly newsletter regularly reports stories about how it does not work. Nonetheless, people keep trying to make a will deletion or modification by scribbling on the will itself. Please remember, folks: when the issue becomes important,…

Long-term care insurance

Long-Term Care Insurance Trends in 2019

Three weeks ago, the leading American company selling long-term care insurance suspended sales of its lead product. Last week, the company restarted sales — but only by direct online contact. In other words, brokers and insurance salespeople are now cut out of the loop for the largest seller. What does that mean for the marketplace,…

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…

Retirement account

Retirement Account Divided in Divorce

Arizona, of course, is a community property state. How does that affect the retirement account accumulated by one spouse during their marriage? Community property and the retirement account One spouse may have an interest in the other spouse’s retirement account, especially when it was accumulated during the marriage. State law, however, often takes a back…

Jacque Mingle

Changes at Fleming & Curti, PLC

Usually, this space is occupied by a report on a recent case or circumstance. We try to generalize those specific cases for our Arizona clients. Or perhaps we tackle a larger issue that comes up regularly. Today, though, we’d like to tell you about new and upcoming changes at Fleming & Curti, PLC. We’re not…