Guardianship • Beneficiary Deeds • Conservatorship • Simple Will
Lawyer in Scottsdale, Arizona
When people come to our estate planning lawyers in Phoenix, Sun City, & Scottsdale, they frequently do not know whether they need a Will or a trust. Our estate planning lawyers, Matthew M. Jones and Andrew P. Gorman, take the time to explain the pros and cons of Wills. We can review the entire estate at our first consultation and let people know whether a Will is the best choice for their situation.
Because Arizona has an instrument called a Beneficiary Deed, individuals can transfer real estate upon their death and avoid probate. For many people, the Beneficiary Deed combined with a Will can eliminate the need for a trust or more complicated mechanisms. For information about this, or any matter related to a Will, contact our Arizona estate planning law firm for a free initial consultation.
Many young families use a Will to name guardians for their minor children. A guardian, who will care for children in the event of the parents’ deaths, can be a friend or family member. Our attorneys advise parents on naming a guardian, helping them choose someone who will bring up the kids until they are 18.
People also use Wills to name guardians for themselves–someone they wish to have care for them in the event they become incapacitated. They can also name a conservator at this time; a conservator is someone who looks after the financial affairs of the individual.
We have found that having an attorney draft a Will gives people the peace of mind that comes from knowing how their affairs will be handled after their death. The future is filled with uncertainty. Our will and trust lawyers at Gorman & Jones, PLC, can alleviate a bit of this by creating a Will. Contact us to begin planning for the future.