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ESTATE PLANNING: IS YOUR OFFICE BUILDING YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN? IS IT OWNED BY YOUR LIVING TRUST?

In Estate Planning, we look at several things. One thing we ask is “Is your office building or your warehouse your retirement plan?” There is quite a risk there. I have several clients and over the years I have talked to them about this alternative. People are thinking that they have a lot of value […]

Bankruptcy April 29, 2014

WILL OBAMACARE REDUCE BANKRUPTCY FILINGS?

New research appears to show that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may reduce the need for personal bankruptcy. I know, too many words in that sentence can be fudged. But that’s all we have at present, folks. Apparently, people in Massachusetts are now less likely to fall behind in paying medical bills than their New […]

KFNX RADIO SHOW | ESTATE PLANNING WITH CLINT W. SMITH, J.D.

What is important to know about Estate Planning? Clint W. Smith, J.D. explains what every person needs to know….especially if you have a family.     Want a free book? Get yours at http://www.ClintSmithLaw.com/freebook

KFNX RADIO SHOW WITH CLINT W. SMITH, J.D. | APRIL 8, 2014 | ESTATE PLANNING

What’s important to know about Estate Planning? Clint W. Smith explains it on the KFNX Radio Show. (22 minutes)

Bankruptcy March 13, 2014

MESA – GILBERT AZ BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY ANSWERS “CAN I REFINANCE MY HOUSE AFTER BANKRUPTCY?”

Can I Refinance My House After a Bankruptcy?   As a bankruptcy attorney, many people come to me years after their chapter seven discharge and say “I can’t refinance my house because I didn’t do a reaffirmation agreement.” Reaffirmation Agreement Lenders typically say that they won’t refinance your house unless you did what’s called a […]

Estate Planning March 5, 2014

ARE BUSINESS PEOPLE BETTER AT PLANNING THEIR ESTATES THAN CELEBRITIES

In short, yes. We read regularly of “disasters” in the estate plans of celebrities.  Think Michael Jackson, James Gandolfini, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, to name a few.  In each of those situations, we have seen headlines and indeed, copies of the wills, in which intimate details are included, such as distributions made to close friends, […]

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WHEN DO I NEED A FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP?

Family Limited Partnerships What is a Family Limited Partnership? It is a simply a limited partnership that is set up under the law to protect assets and pass them to the next generation. Generally it is part of an estate plan. When I refer to a Family Limited Partnership (FLP), it could also be a […]

Estate Planning December 20, 2013

THE ULTIMATE GIFT

  Watch Clint W. Smith as he is interviewed on AZTV about the Ultimate Gift you can give your family.

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Asset Protection Estate Planning December 10, 2013

MESA – GILBERT AZ ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY ANSWERS THE QUESTION: “CAN AN ESTATE BE TOO SMALL FOR PROTECTION?”

Many people think “My estate is too small to get any protection from estate planning.” Let me correct that. I have lots of people that come to my office and they say “Well, I don’t think I really need an estate plan because I don’t have a huge estate. I don’t have a lot of […]

Bankruptcy December 3, 2013

BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY IN MESA | GILBERT AZ – ARE YOU TOO POOR TO FILE BANKRUPTCY

Are You Too Poor to File Bankruptcy?     Is it possible to be too poor to file bankruptcy? The answer to the question is no. First of all, there are no limits on how much debt you have to have. No minimum amount or maximum amount. The bankruptcy code allows people to discharge debt […]

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