Estate Planning in Arizona

Walt Disney’s grandson, Bradford Lund, has been embroiled in a 15-year probate court battle over trust distributions that he has not received. It has been estimated the amount at stake is approximately $200 million.  Even after all this time, conflicts continue over the terms of the trust, Lund’s mental fitness and comments the trial judge […]

estate planning

After going through the process of creating a will and other estate planning documents, many people have tendency to put everything away in a file or safe deposit box and forget about it. Years go by, life changes, people pass away, all while the estate plan gathers dust. As a result, by the time you […]

Probate Law in Arizona

Probate is the legal process by which a court decides how your estate will be settled among your creditors, heirs and beneficiaries when you die. Because probate can be long, complicated and costly, many people choose to create estate plans designed to exclude sizable portions of their property from the process. That means putting a […]

Family Estate Planning in Arizona

Every family and therefore every estate plan can be considered unique. However, a special set of challenges is presented when children from previous relationships are involved. Wills, trusts and other documents must be highly specific as to how the estate assets are to be managed and distributed. According to data from the Pew Research Center, […]

Estate Planning in Arizona

A comprehensive estate plan is essential to ensuring that your end-of-life wishes are carried out and that your loved ones are provided for in the way they deserve. The goal of an estate plan is to direct how your assets will be managed and distributed. Investing the time and money necessary to establish an estate […]

Last Will and Testament in Arizona

No matter how carefully a will is drafted, disagreements sometimes arise among heirs and others concerning the will’s authenticity or about the proper distribution of the deceased person’s assets. A will contest is a formal challenge lodged during probate court proceedings by an interested party, who under Arizona law may be a beneficiary named in […]

revocable trust

Trusts are not only for the wealthy. Creating one or more trusts as part of your estate plan can be an effective way to ensure that your assets are managed and distributed according to your wishes, both during and after your lifetime. If you have special circumstances in your family, such as a handicapped child, […]

advance directive

Adults who are suffering from a terminal illness or chronic organ failure may wish to consider a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order. Arizona law provides a simple procedure for creating a DNR that medical professionals can rely upon to withhold life-saving measures in an emergency. A DNR is a form to be completed by an individual, stating […]

advance medical directive

Though it’s always been true, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the point that a debilitating medical condition can strike without warning. Whether you’re fighting the coronavirus or are incapacitated for some other reason, your wishes regarding medical treatment should be honored by family members and healthcare providers. An experienced attorney can help you put […]