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.
Our dedicated Phoenix business succession planning attorneys are capable of assisting you in a variety of estate planning areas, including:
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.
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.