Understanding Estate Planning Documents

Our East Valley lawyers will help you make a detailed estate plan

Creating a detailed estate plan means preparing a number of documents. In order for your estate plan to be properly executed, each document needs to follow certain formalities to be in compliance with Arizona law. That's why it's so important to have a lawyer on your side.

The Arizona estate planning attorneys at Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC understand how critical these documents are. Creating your estate plan is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. Attorneys Scott T. Jensen and Shad M. Brown have the skills and experience needed to create an estate plan that respects your wishes and serves your family's needs.

Key estate planning documents

Our attorneys understand the intricacies of Arizona law as it applies to a broad range of estate planning situations. Some of the documents we can help you prepare include:

Last Will and Testament: Often called simply your "Will," this is the foundation of your estate plan. A Last Will and Testament explains what is to be done with your money and property after your death and assigns a person, called a "personal representative," to manage your affairs. It can also establish a guardian or conservator for your minor children.

Trust: A trust is a financial entity used to help distribute your property to certain beneficiaries. Trusts can be established during your life or upon your death. There are several types of trusts that can be used as part of your estate plan.

Power of Attorney: This is a legal document that gives another person the power to make decisions on your behalf while you are incapacitated. There are several types of power of attorney. Your estate planning lawyer can help you understand the implications and benefits of each one.

Living Will: A living will is a document that guides the person making decisions on your behalf in the event that you are incapacitated due to illness.

Custom estate planning solutions for your individual needs

Everyone has an estate, whether they know it or not. But each individual's and family's estate planning needs are different. Our attorneys take a hands-on, personalized approach to estate planning cases. We'll listen to you and work with you to create a plan that meets your needs and honors your wishes.

Don't try to prepare your estate planning documents on your own. Get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your plan was drafted by an experienced estate planning attorney. Contact us online or call 480-378-9000 today.

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