Phoenix & Scottsdale Probate Litigation Attorneys
At Gorman & Jones, PLC, our Phoenix probate litigation lawyers practice primarily in estate planning and probate law. We can help you draft a will, create a trust, or handle guardianship matters. If a loved one has passed on, we provide skilled, knowledgeable and cost-effective estate administration. We also handle will contests and disputes when there are questions concerning the validity or legality of changes made to a will. In short, we can meet all of your estate-related needs.
We Practice in All Areas of Estate Law
Wills: The drafting of a proper will is essential to ensuring that your wishes are carried out upon your passing. We will make sure that your will is legally sound to prevent any problems further down the road.
Trusts: A trust can be used to protect your assets, prevent heirs from becoming targets for con artists, or support a worthwhile charity. We will explain all of the benefits that a trust can provide to you.
Inheritance and estate tax planning: We will explain to you all of the tax liabilities that may be imposed upon your estate and how you may be able to protect your loved ones from excessive tax liability.
Business succession planning: We will help ensure that your business remains in good hands through the tailoring of a specific estate plan that addresses this need.
Special needs trusts: A special needs trust ensures that whatever happens to you, a person with special needs will continue to be cared for. We can inform of you of the types of trusts that are available.
Living wills: A living will states an individual’s wishes regarding end of life treatment. We do not use standard forms in our practice and will create a living will designed to your specific wishes.
Powers of attorney: The person holding a power of attorney is your voice when you are no longer able to participate in decision-making. We will explain how this can work for you.
In addition to the above services, we also provide estate planning for parents with minor children, as well as estate planning for mixed families. We are available to help you plan for your family’s future.
Dedicated Representation in Probate Litigation
Along with our estate planning services, we also provide experienced representation in all matters of probate litigation, including:
Will and trust contests: We represent fiduciaries and bring claims against fiduciaries when there are questions concerning the validity of a will or a trust, such as undue influence or questionable will changes.
Competency issues: In order to create a valid will, a person must be mentally competent. We will litigate when a loved one’s competency is questioned.
Petitions for special administration: We can help get a new fiduciary assigned to handle a loved one’s estate if the current fiduciary is not doing his or job very well.
Experienced Assistance in Probate and Estate Administration
When a loved one dies, probate and estate administration can become complicated quickly. We have the experience to make the transition of property to heirs go as smoothly as possible. We also provide our estate administration services to relatives living outside of Arizona through out-of-state representation.
We Work to Protect the Rights of Vulnerable Individuals
In addition to our estate planning services, we also work to make sure that your most vulnerable loved ones are protected. Our elder law services help to protect your loved ones from senior financial exploitation. We also help individuals navigate the application process for Medicare and Medicaid benefits as well as help people receive VA Aid and Attendance benefits. We can also ensure that a loved one’s estate is protected through the use of guardianships or conservatorships.
We also help individuals and businesses through our tailored business transactional services and asset protection assistance. Our lawyers at Gorman & Jones, PLC, have over 20 years of combined legal experience. We are not here to simply execute your transactions. We want to provide you with personalized legal assistance throughout your life to help you meet your evolving needs.
Call for a Free Consultation With a Peoria Wills and Trusts Lawyer
We are here to meet all of your estate planning and administration needs. Contact our Phoenix guardianship attorneys online or call 608-388-1623 for a free initial consultation. With five offices in the Phoenix area, we are here to serve you. We provide weekday and evening appointments.