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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO HOMEOWNERS: PROPERTY DEED SCAM

We have received notice from the Maricopa County Recorder’s office of a property deed scam.  Homeowners should be cognizant of letters going out across Maricopa County that urge recipients to pay to receive a copy of their property deeds. The official-looking (however, they are NOT official government letters from the Recorder’s Office) correspondence comes from…

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Should You Hire an Attorney to Review a Document?

  It is commonly recognized that one should consult with, and hire, an attorney to draft particular sorts of documents, particularly contracts.  In business, however, people often find themselves considering documents that have been created by another party, or even sometimes those they have created themselves.  Many professionals assume that they are qualified and capable…

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Don’t drink and drive.  No, really, DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.

  As Memorial Weekend approaches, many Arizonans will be traveling – and often drinking alcohol – more than usual.  Now is a good time to reflect on the potential consequences of consuming alcohol or drugs – even prescription medications – and then driving. “Drunk driving” is a commonly used term, but not a legal one;…

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Don’t Wait until the New Year to Start your Resolutions

Attorneys often hear the phrase, “I hope I never need an attorney” or “I hope I never need your services.” Society often associates a law firm’s services and the need for an attorney as only being for when negative situations have arisen. There are many reasons to visit an attorney’s office, not only for negative situations in life. Many people take on new life adventures such as starting a new business, getting married, or starting a family, and could use the services of an attorney. Do not wait until the New Year to start your resolutions, and get a head start on your adventures.

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Why You Should Pay a Lawyer

Often people ask, “Why should I pay a lawyer?” when legal document prepares in Arizona can often prepare documents that people would normally go to a lawyer to prepare instead. Arizona  is  rather lax in allowing non-lawyers prepare what are essentially “legal documents.” These individuals typically prepare wills, trusts, powers of attorney, divorce and bankruptcy petitions, Limited Liability Company filings and other such documents. In addition to these “document preparers”, there are several online websites that essentially offer the same services.

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