Our Estate Planning attorneys will protect your family’s legacy.
The purpose of using an Arizona estate planning lawyer is to ensure that you will be able to make use of and enjoy your property to the fullest. An effective estate plan allows you to pass your estate to your loved ones.
A Trust based estate plan is a mechanism whereby the Trustmaker continues to control their own property and affairs during their lifetime but allows for a private (non-court) way for a successor Trustee to manage their property for the benefit of one or more beneficiaries.
A revocable living trust may be amended or revoked during the Trustmaker’s lifetime, and if properly drafted may provide substantial tax, creditor and remarriage protection in addition to providing opportunities for the care and protection of your children and grandchildren.
You should include a Will in any estate plan. A Trust based estate plan needs to incorporate a “pour over” Will, which accounts for things that were not properly transferred to a Trust during lifetime. Under a Will based estate plan, the Will is the document that will enable your assets to be distributed and your affairs handled pursuant to your personal instructions. It’s important to note that if any property is passing through either type of Will, it must also go through the court driven probate process. The Will also documents your wishes concerning who shall be the guardian and or conservator of your minor children.
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But Why Do I Need an Arizona Estate Planning Lawyer?
Estate Planning is all about getting your property from you to your beneficiaries in as simple a manner as possible while still making your wishes clear and legally binding. There are several methods used to accomplish estate planning objectives.
Our Arizona estate planning attorneys can help you avoid problems with proper planning in advance to protect your family’s legacy in the best manner possible. Call us today.