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Fleming and Curti’s New YouTube Channel

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Here at Fleming & Curti, PLC, we try to help people understand their legal concerns and how to solve problems. We really want to give useful information, and we believe that our work is easier when our clients are informed.

We are now ready to provide more information online, as well. This month we have begun to roll out our new YouTube channel, which you can find online at We now have a number of videos available, including answers to frequently asked questions and full-length legal seminars.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I avoid probate? There are several strategies to reduce the likelihood that probate will be required.

What happens if I don’t make a will? Arizona has written a will for you, actually (and so have all the other states). Don’t thank them. They might have gotten it wrong.

How long does probate take? Spoiler alert: in Arizona it takes at least four months (except in rare cases).

Which is better — power of attorney or guardianship? It’s probably not really a question of which is better, but which is available in your facts.

What is “elder law,” anyway? At Fleming & Curti, we focus on estate planning, trust administration, guardianship, conservatorship and probate. Other “elder law” attorneys might have different practices.

What is special about Fleming & Curti? We’re pretty proud of our practice, our staff, our practice focus — even our pets. We’d like to convince you that our pride is justified.


The ABLE Act in Arizona — last October we held an online seminar to explain how the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act is already working for Arizona residents. Since that seminar, new state programs have come on line every few weeks, but the information is still accurate and useful.

Guardianship and Conservatorship in Arizona — this how-to session was hosted by the Pima Council on Aging in 2013, and we were pleased to participate. The program is intended to help people who file guardianship and conservatorship proceedings in Arizona (and especially in Tucson or Pima County) without hiring a lawyer.

Curated Material

We are also collecting related videos that we think are accurate, informative and well-done. You can see some of the best work of our friends from around the country in our curated playlist.


OK — it’s not actually part of our YouTube channel, but we also want to know how you think we are doing. Especially if you are a client (and especially if you are a satisfied client), we’d love to have you share your experience. Want to review Fleming & Curti, PLC, or individual lawyers or staff? We make it easy: visit our Reviews page, click on “Write a Review” (near the top of the page) and follow the directions. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Robert B. Fleming


Robert Fleming is a Fellow of both the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He has been certified as a Specialist in Estate and Trust Law by the State Bar of Arizona‘s Board of Legal Specialization, and he is also a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Robert has a long history of involvement in local, state and national organizations. He is most proud of his instrumental involvement in the Special Needs Alliance, the premier national organization for lawyers dealing with special needs trusts and planning.

Robert has two adult children, two young grandchildren and a wife of over fifty years. He is devoted to all of them. He is also very fond of Rosalind Franklin (his office companion corgi), and his homebound cat Muninn. He just likes people, their pets and their stories.

Elizabeth N.R. Friman


Elizabeth Noble Rollings Friman is a principal and licensed fiduciary at Fleming & Curti, PLC. Elizabeth enjoys estate planning and helping families navigate trust and probate administrations. She is passionate about the fiduciary work that she performs as a trustee, personal representative, guardian, and conservator. Elizabeth works with CPAs, financial professionals, case managers, and medical providers to tailor solutions to complex family challenges. Elizabeth is often called upon to serve as a neutral party so that families can avoid protracted legal conflict. Elizabeth relies on the expertise of her team at Fleming & Curti, and as the Firm approaches its third decade, she is proud of the culture of care and consideration that the Firm embodies. Finding workable solutions to sensitive and complex family challenges is something that Elizabeth and the Fleming & Curti team do well.

Amy F. Matheson


Amy Farrell Matheson has worked as an attorney at Fleming & Curti since 2006. A member of the Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council, she is primarily responsible for estate planning and probate matters.

Amy graduated from Wellesley College with a double major in political science and English. She is an honors graduate of Suffolk University Law School and has been admitted to practice in Arizona, Massachusetts, New York, and the District of Columbia.

Prior to joining Fleming & Curti, Amy worked for American Public Television in Boston, and with the international trade group at White & Case, LLP, in Washington, D.C.

Amy’s husband, Tom, is an astronomer at NOIRLab and the Head of Time Domain Services, whose main project is ANTARES. Sadly, this does not involve actual time travel. Amy’s twin daughters are high school students; Finn, her Irish Red and White Setter, remains a puppy at heart.

Famous people's wills

Matthew M. Mansour


Matthew is a law clerk who recently earned his law degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. His undergraduate degree is in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Matthew has had a passion for advocacy in the Tucson community since his time as a law student representative in the Workers’ Rights Clinic. He also has worked in both the Pima County Attorney’s Office and the Pima County Public Defender’s Office. He enjoys playing basketball, caring for his cat, and listening to audiobooks narrated by the authors.