Sun City West, Arizona Estate Planning Lawyers
Arizona Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
Mallory moved to Scottsdale shortly after graduation and became a legal assistant at a civil litigation and bankruptcy law firm in Phoenix. After learning what it was like to work with experienced attorneys, Mallory decided to become an attorney herself. She attended the Phoenix School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in 2010....
At Perez Law Group, PLLC, Cristina provides experienced representation to individuals and businesses in bankruptcy and debt negotiation, as well as...
Arizona Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
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John’s clients benefit from his knowledge and understanding of the broad range of legal issues that may come into play in probate and trust matters. Although he is a skilled and experienced trial attorney, Mr. Fitzpatrick is also committed to resolving inheritance disputes through less adversarial methods, helping to preserve family relationships close...
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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