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Need to add someone to the title of your property in Arizona? (520) 327-4000

How to add someone to the title of your property

A paralegal or Arizona certified legal document preparer can prepare the legal documents to add someone to the title of your property.  This type of property transfer can be done by having a quit claim deed, warranty deed, grant deed, or joint tenancy deed prepared. 

How to transfer title after death

We can prepare beneficiary deeds which will transfer property after the property owner dies.  Beneficiary Deeds are a great way to avoid the expensive costs of probate in conjunction with the property. During your lifetime you may sign a beneficiary deed that states that upon your death the property will transfer to whomever you name.  The beneficiary simply records your death certificate with the county recorder in the same county that your beneficiary deed was filed.

How to transfer ownership of real estate to a limited liability company, LLC.

We can prepare a quit claim deed or warranty deed to transfer ownership of your property to an LLC.  Click here to get started on your quit claim deed. Ask a licensed attorney about how asset protection, warranty deeds and LLC’S work together. Click here to start your LLC online.

Note: The above information is provided for your convenience. It is not intended to be legal advice of any kind. No attorney/client relationship is created by you reading this information. If you have legal questions, please contact an attorney.

 

Phoenix Paralegals (602) 253-1515 save you thousands in legal fees.

Divorce without an AttorneyPhoenix and Tucson locations

Save thousands in legal fees. If you are looking for a Phoenix paralegal for divorce, child support, custody, and more, AZ Statewide Paralegal has offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona.  If you need to file in any county in Arizona, you can get started online or by phone.

Online consultations available

Click here to start your divorce case online.  Fill out our easy questionnaire, pay online, and schedule your signing appointment when convenient for you.  It’s that easy.

Arizona Certified Legal Document Preparers

You will be assigned a legal document preparer who will walk you through the process every step of the way.  Your assigned legal document preparer is available in person, by phone and online so you will never be alone.  We do all of the work for you. All you have to do is sign and appear in court, if a court appearance is required.  Ask us how to avoid a court appearance; you may qualify.

Note: The above information is provided for your convenience. It is not intended to be legal advice of any kind. No attorney/client relationship is created by you reading this information. If you have legal questions, please contact an attorney.

Arizona Child Custody Paralegals in Phoenix and Tucson

Can an Arizona paralegal prepare child custody documents?

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If you have a current child custody order filed in any county in Arizona, and you are a parent that believes that it would be in the child’s best interest to modify the child custody order, a paralegal can prepare the legal documents for you so long as they have been certified by the Arizona Supreme Court and board of legal document preparers.

What information must be included in the paperwork for an Arizona Child Custody modification?

According to the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, the court considers several factors when determining whether to even grant a hearing to modify child custody including but not limited to:

1) The wishes of the parents

2) The wishes of the child

3) The relationships between the child and family members

4) Which parent is more willing to encourage frequent and meaningful contact with the other parent

5) Whether a parent has used coercion or duress to obtain a custody agreement

6) The health and well being of all parties involved

7) Which parent has completed the required parenting class

8 ) If a parent has been convicted of false reporting of abuse or neglect

Can I modify Child Support at the same time that I modify Child Custody?

Yes, custody, parenting time and child support can all be addressed in one document and if a custody hearing is granted then all issues may be addressed at the same time in the same hearing.

Note: The above information is provided for your convenience. It is not intended to be legal advice of any kind. No attorney/client relationship is created by you reading this information. If you have legal questions, please contact an attorney

 

Arizona Paralegal for Child Support Calculations

CHILD SUPPORT PARALEGALS IN ARIZONA

When looking for an Arizona Paralegal to assist you with child support calculation, modifications or terminations be sure that the paralegal is familiar with the issues that are taken into consideration when determining child support.

Factors for determination of Child Support

The issues of importance when determining child support include the gross incomes of each parent, whether a parent is paying spousal maintenance or receiving spousal maintenance, whether either parent is supporting another child not common to the parties, insurance premiums that are paid for the child, parenting days exercised by the non-custodial parent, day care expenses paid by a parent on behalf of the child in common to the parties, expenses paid by a parent of an extraordinary child, and educational expenses paid on behalf of an extraordinary child.

ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATOR

A free Arizona Child Support Calculator is available online and even creates the Parent’s Worksheet for you.  The information entered in the child support calculator is pooled together and listed on a Parent’s Worksheet.  The Parent’s Worksheet combines the two parents’ incomes together to get a total income and then cross referenced with a pre-determined chart of child support amounts.  A total child support amount is determined to be the amount required to care for the child in question given all of the above factors.  This total child support amount is divided between the two parents based upon their percentage of incomes.  This percentage is not necessarily equal because the parents may have unequal incomes. The non-custodial parent pays the child support amount calculated to the custodial parent per month broken down by pay periods.  In other words, a parent who pays $400 per month in child support and is paid bi-monthly would pay $200 per paycheck.

For document preparation assistance using our Arizona Paralegalsfor child support give us a call at (520) 327-4000 for Tucson or (602) 253-1515 for Phoenix. We look forward to speaking with you.

Note: The above information is provided for your convenience. It is not intended to be legal advice of any kind. No attorney/client relationship is created by you reading this information. If you have legal questions, please contact an attorney.

Need a Paralegal in Arizona to prepare your Will or Trust?

Can an Arizona Paralegal prepare my Will or Trust?

A paralegal in Arizona can absolutely prepare your Will or Trust so long as they are certified by the Arizona Supreme Court.  These types of paralegals are call legal document preparers and must meet both educational and experience requirements in order to become certified.  Shannon Trezza is both an Arizona Certified Legal Document Preparer, AZCLDP and a Certified Estate Planner, CEP.

Should I prepare a Will or a Trust?

Whether or not you prepare a Will or Trust is entirely up to you however, in order to answer that question for yourself you must ask yourself, what is your intention behind preparing either document at all?  For some people, avoiding probate is their only concern. A last will and testament is filed with the probate court if there is personal property owned by a decedent that is worth more than $50,000 minus liabilities, or if there is real property that is worth more than $75,000 minus liabilities. If proper estate planning has been done prior to decedent’s death, the last will and testament may not have to be filed with the probate court and probate could be avoided.

One type of proper estate planning could be creating a revocable trust and transferring all assets subject to probate into the trust prior to death.  This is one of many ways to avoid probate but for specific legal advice for your specific estate planning needs you are encouraged to consult with a qualified estate planning attorney.

Note: The above information is provided for your convenience. It is not intended to be legal advice of any kind. No attorney/client relationship is created by you reading this information. If you have legal questions, please contact an attorney.

Hassel free Divorce Paralegal now in Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona Divorce Paralegal comes to Phoenix, Arizona

We’re here! Help us celebrate our new office in Phoenix, Arizona. We’re scheduling in office appointments now for September.  If you need an Arizona Divorce Paralegal or other document preparation assistance in August, we can handle your consultation by phone or online!  Click here to get started online or give us a call at (602) 253-1515.  Start saving thousands in legal fees today.

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With our online consultation system your legal matter is as easy as 1-2-3!

Step 1. Complete the online questionnaire with our secure forms and pay your fees
Step 2. We will email or mail your documents to you in 5 business days
Step 3. Return your signed documents to us for filing (if required)

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What is the difference between Guardianship and Conservatorship? What are their purposes?

There may come a time in someone’s life when they become incapacitated, due to medical reasons or physical injuries, and are unable to protect themselves or make reasonable decisions about their personal affairs. When this happens, a “guardian” or a “conservator” can be appointed to make these important life decisions for them. In general, both Guardianships and Conservatorships involve the appointment of a person, by a Court, to oversee some aspect of another person’s life. However, the power that the appointed “guardian” or “conservator” has over the incapacitated person, known as a “ward” in the context of a guardianship and “conservatee” in the context of a conservatorship, is different in scope.

Guardianship:

In Arizona, a guardian is someone the court appoints to make decisions for an incapacitated adult or a minor child. The guardian has similar powers that a parent has over their own minor child. For example, the guardian can decide where the “ward” will live, prevent the “ward” from selling certain property and tell the “ward” who they should ‘hang-out’ with. Conversely, the guardian has the obligation to make decisions to keep the “ward” safe and report to the court on the “ward’s” status.

Conservatorship:

In contrast, a conservator in Arizona only manages and protects an incapacitated adult or minor child’s financial affairs. The need to appoint a conservator may arise when the incapacitated person can no longer manage their own finances properly. This may happen when someone becomes elderly and begins to suffer from dementia or when they lose the mental ability to make important financial decisions after an accident. In such a situation, the person may forget to pay bills, may give away large assets without a good reason to do so, and be more vulnerable to predatory acts. Overall, it is the conservator’s responsibility to protect the person’s money and property from being squandered. From managing the conservatee’s bank accounts, paying their monthly bills and health care costs, and safeguarding their investments, the conservator has a duty to financially protect the incapacitated person.

Overall, in Arizona, a conservator protects a person’s estate (their financial affairs) while a guardian protects the person’s own self or body. For example, the conservator is allowed to take money belonging to the protected person in order to buy them food or pay for their housing. In contrast, the guardianship has the power to require a feeding tube be inserted in the protected person to provide nourishment as well as what kind of accmmodations the incapacitated person should live in. Often times these two powers overlap and it is not uncommon for one person to have the power of a guardian and conservator.

As you can see, both Guardianships and Conservatorships serve similar but different functions. It is important to remember that only a licensed Arizona attorney can advise you on whether you should choose a Guardianship or a Conservatorship. Once you have decided, an Arizona Paralegal can make the technical legal process easy.

For more information regarding how an Arizona paralegal can help you set up a Guardianship or Conservatorship, contact us at (520) 327-4000 or visit us online at tucsonprobateparalegal.com.

Note: The above information is provided for your convenience. It is not intended to be legal advice of any kind. No attorney/client relationship is created by you reading this information. If you have legal questions, please contact an attorney.