Vail, Arizona Estate Planning Lawyers
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As an attorney, Ron worked in medical malpractice defense in California. In Arizona, He has been a prosecutor and was an Assistant Attorney General representing Child Protective...
Early in his career, Derek had the privilege of clerking for Hon. Roger Kaufman (Ret.) and Hon. Cathy Holt (Ret.), where he learned the fundamentals of fairness and professionalism from two well respected judges. He began his profession as a transactional attorney, working for a Martindale Hubbell AV-rated law firm. From there, Derek worked with a mentor who helped him learn the foundations...
My Elder Law services involve counseling overwhelmed families on finding and paying for care they or a loved one may need. Creating plans to meet individual goals include Medicaid and VA applications and creating certain types of trusts to shelter assets.
As part of my Estate Planning services, I create will-based and trust-based estate plans to meet clients' individual goals which range from probate-avoidance to creditor protection for trust beneficiaries.
Much of my Probate...
Estate Planning Lawyers in Nearby Cities
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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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