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Phoenix, AZ Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
Whether you're facing a divorce, custody battle, or spousal support hearing, facts and information are crucial to supporting your case and protecting your rights. If your spouse has hidden money in bank accounts you never knew existed or suffers from an addiction that could put your children at risk, you need a divorce lawyer who can expose and collect facts important to your case.
The Family law attorneys at the Stewart Law Group, pllc have experience working with...
Phoenix, AZ Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
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Andy's approach to practice is a combination of aggressive legal advocacy and practical real world solutions. His focus on clients allows him to tailor case strategy based on your personal goals. He has been with the firm of Platt & Westby since 2012.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Tucson Association of Collaborative Divorce Law (international association), University of Phoenix and James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
While always striving to assist clients with informal settlement of their cases, Ms. Sirlin is also an aggressive courtroom advocate, when necessary.
Ms. Sirlin maintains a caseload which ensures each client has direct access to an attorney at all times.
Caleb Lihn is a founder / partner of Thies & Lihn, PLLC. After obtaining his bachelor's degree from Arizona State University, with a major in psychology, Caleb attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. At McGeorge, he was selected to write for and edit the school's international law journal, The Transnational Lawyer. Upon graduating from McGeorge, Caleb returned to Arizona and became a successful litigation attorney at two major civil defense law firms in Phoenix. After honing litigation and dispute resolution skills, he joined a small minority of lawyers who continued their legal education...
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Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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