The Story Of The Sunflower

Becky Cholewka: As we’ve moved into our beautiful new office space here at Cholewka Law, this year we’re also rebranding our website and our print materials to be more personally reflective of me. Instead of some of the other things that you’ve seen, you’re now going to be seeing a lot of sunflowers here at… Read More »

What To Expect When You Call Our Office

Becky Cholewka: Hey, everyone. I just wanted to walk you through our process if you choose to call Cholewka Law for any of your estate planning needs. What happens is when you call, you will probably reach Peg on our phone. She’s our main receptionist, and she’s a little chit-chatty, so she’s going to want… Read More »

Home Deed Scam

Wanted to tell everyone about a pretty regular scam we’ve been seeing for the last couple of years. Anytime you record a deed here in Arizona, most counties are online and you’re able to go back in and check for that recorded deed right online for free. However, there’s a couple of companies that are… Read More »

How Often Should You Review Your Estate Plan?

Becky Cholewka:  I always like assigning homework to my clients. It’s fun for me, because it’s something that somebody else has to do instead of me. One of the things of homework that I always assign is to make sure that my clients pick an important date, some date that they will remember, an anniversary,… Read More »

The difference between simple and typical documents

Becky Cholewka: One of the things I hear all the time, probably about 3-4 times a week in my office is “Becky, you know what, I’m simple. I just need simple documents.” What I really think people are trying to tell me is that they are “typical”. Maybe they have a checking account, and a… Read More »

How Often Should You Review Your Estate Plan?

Becky Cholewka:  I always like assigning homework to my clients. It’s fun for me, because it’s something that somebody else has to do instead of me. One of the things of homework that I always assign is to make sure that my clients pick an important date, some date that they will remember, an anniversary,… Read More »

Have a Rental Property In Arizona?

Becky Cholewka: Here’s a tip for you if you have a rental property. Make sure, in Arizona, that you register your rental property with whatever county that rental property is located in. That means, you’ll be able to be under the full protection of the Arizona Landlord‑Tenant laws. If you have not registered your rental… Read More »

A Few Words On Choosing a Successor Trustee

Becky Cholewka: If you choose to have a trust, one of the most important decisions that you are going to make is who is going to act for you as your successor trustee. They are the ones that are not only going to be able to manage and control and invest the monies that you… Read More »

When to Start Estate Planning: Tips on How to Get Started

  When you read the words “estate planning,” it likely brings to mind the idea of property and significant assets. Thanks to the word estate, you may even picture Downton Abbey or its American equivalent. In reality, estate planning is about much more than your financial assets. It includes the advance directives surrounding your medical… Read More »

Medicare Advance Care Planning: Things You Should Know

When it comes to estate planning, one of the best changes Medicare made in 2016 was adding coverage for end-of-life discussions with your healthcare provider. Most people avoid these discussions at all costs. After all, few people enjoy thinking about death. Unfortunately, our mortality is something we all share. Having these discussions, though unpleasant, helps… Read More »