Finders Keepers? Losers Weepers?

JUNE 4, 2012 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 22 Richard Scott (not his real name) had a propensity to hide things away. His children knew that, and they knew that when he died they would have to go on a treasure hunt — literally for treasure. Mr. Scott lived in the same house in Paradise Valley, Arizona,…

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Retirement Account Is Community Property But Need Not Be Split Equally

Retirement account

MAY 21, 2012 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 20 Arizona is one of the nine U.S. states which recognize “community property” (a tenth, Alaska, allows couples to voluntarily create community property interests). The other eight community property states: California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. Mention community property to a lawyer who has never…

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