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Estate Planning For years, the biggest stumbling block to your family members to avoid a probate action in court after you pass was the family home. Or any real estate for that matter.  However, since the relatively recent invention of a beneficiary deed, also ominously known as a transfer on death deed, there is now a legal and clever way to pass on your real estate to loved ones after death. And the best part,…
Dog Breeds vs Homeowners Insurance One of the most common home insurance liability claims comes from dog bites and other pet-related injuries. Insurance companies paid $854 million for nearly 17,000 dog bite and injury claims in 2020, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III).  Depending on the type of dog you have, you may have a harder time finding homeowners insurance that covers you in the event of a dog bite, according to Janet Ruiz,…
You have insurance, but for some reason your insurance company is refusing to pay up. Here are three common reasons why this happens. One is you’re doing something illegal. In some policies, if you are driving intoxicated or driving without a license, your policy will not cover you, even if you’ve paid for your insurance. The next most common reason is that your policy has exclusions on it. There are a number of types of…
Some people, to save a few bucks, go online to get documents like wills, powers of attorney, and even trusts, and print them out themselves. This could be a very expensive mistake: Saving yourself a few hundred dollars now, in paying a lawyer to do the documents right, may cost your family thousands in probate and legal fees if things are done wrong. Online forms oftentimes might be fine for whatever state they are written,…
Making sure you have your affairs in order  Like you, all of us at Brown Family Law Group are deeply concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on the well-being of our family and friends, our clients, fellow members of the legal community and other associates. We also recognize the unique challenges we are facing to keep moving forward during these unprecedented time. Brown Family Law Group is fully operational and ready to help you now.…
Making sure you have your affairs in order Like you, all of us at Brown Family Law Group are deeply concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on the well-being of our family and friends, our clients, fellow members of the legal community and other associates. We also recognize the unique challenges we are facing to keep moving forward during these unprecedented time. Brown Family Law Group is fully operational and ready to help you now.…
Unfortunately, Arizona is one of the worst states in the Union regarding pedestrian accidents per capita every year, year in year out. In pedestrian accidents, a lot of times people don’t think about hiring a lawyer. But if you’re not at fault, you can certainly talk to a lawyer and find out what your rights are. If you’re involved in an accident involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle, make sure that you: call the…
Under Arizona law, if you are attacked or bitten by a dog, the law says that the dog owner is held strictly liable for the attack. That means that they can’t have an excuse or say that they didn’t know that their dog was violent, or they didn’t know their dog bit people. If you’re attacked by a dog, Arizona law requires the dog owner to take care of your injuries, which sometimes can be…
Over the last several years, the number of accidents involving a motor vehicle striking a bicycle has been on the rise, and in Arizona especially so. If you’re involved in a bicycle-motor vehicle accident, there are certain things you need to remember. First, you want to call the police, if you can, so that a report is taken. Take lots of photographs of the accident scene, the vehicle, the bike. Seek medical care. And call…
Referrals are the lifeblood of any small business, especially small law offices. Frankly, we could not survive without referrals as we do not advertise. We succeed by doing good work for people at reasonable prices and hopefully our firm name gets out by word of mouth. Having practiced law for thirty years now, I have had referrals from a wide variety of sources. These sources include: current clients, former clients, family members, other lawyers in…