About Margrave Celmins

Business, Real Estate and Estate Planning Attorneys in Scottsdale, Arizona

At Margrave Celmins, P.C., our skillful handling of business and related legal issues is what brings most of our clients to the firm for the first time.

What keeps our clients with us is our total commitment to provide quality service in a prompt and efficient manner.

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  • The most common question I hear from clients is “what are non-probate assets?” The most basic answer is that any asset that designates a beneficiary is most likely a non-probate asset. First, we must understand what are probate assets. Probate assets are any assets titled in the name of the decedent. If an asset is …

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  • In the last posting, I mentioned that the decision of the arbitrator is appealable. This is in fact one of the primary problems with compulsory arbitration. Under the Rules of Procedure, any decision of the arbitrator is appealable to the superior court. The appeal is “de novo.” This is a legal term that means that …

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  • Here are 2017 income tax rates for fiduciary income tax returns:  2017 Income Tax Rates for Estates and Trusts (Form 1041): Taxable Income              Tax Rate $2,550 or less                15% of taxable income $2,550 – $6,000             $382.50 plus 25% of excess over $2,550 $6,000 – $9,150             $1,245 plus 28% of excess over $6,000 $9,150 – …

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  • For hundreds of Arizona businesses there is great relief, and claims for their alleged violation of the American Disabilities Act (ADA) have been dismissed by an Arizona court. Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation, Inc. (AIDF) and its affiliates filed over 1600 virtually identical law suits against Arizona businesses alleging that they were in violation …

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  • So, what is “compulsory arbitration?” Essentially, it is a highly shortened and abbreviated form of litigation that goes before an attorney instead of a judge. Most attorneys licensed in Arizona are required to act as the arbitrator on cases periodically. As the arbitrator, the attorney essentially acts as the judge and jury on the case. …

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