While we never know what tomorrow may bring, planning for the future by creating wills and trusts can be an effective way to protect and provide for your loved ones after you pass. In the absence of such estate planning documents, however, your surviving loved ones may have to face costly and lengthy probate, and in some cases, this can leave little to financial support to the family members who may have had primary claim to the estate. In other cases, a lack of wills and trusts can mean that a court ends up deciding who should get your assets – and this can be very different than what you would have wanted.
To prevent your loved ones from having to try to guess your final wishes (or, possibly worse, endure contentious, costly probate), it’s critical that you get a will and/or trusts in place now.
At Goldman Law, LLC, our experienced Phoenix wills and trusts lawyer is skilled at creating comprehensive wills and trusts that will meet their estate planning needs. We are dedicated to working closely with each of our clients to understand their concerns, develop unique estate planning solutions for them and ultimately help them rest assured that their loved ones will be provided for in the future.
Our Will-Based Estate Planning Services
When it comes to helping our clients create wills that meet their needs and plans for the future, our skilled Phoenix wills and trusts lawyer can draft wills that cover issues such as (but not limited to):
- Granting powers of attorney, including both medical and financial powers of attorney
- Naming guardians for minor children
- Detailing end-of-life directives
- Distributing the assets of an estate
- Setting up trusts
- Working out ways to minimize potential estate taxes.
In addition to drafting wills, our Phoenix wills and trusts lawyer is also experienced at revising wills and representing our clients in:
- Will contest disputes
- Probate proceedings.
Our Trusts-Based Estate Planning Services
While wills are generally focused on a person’s entire estate, trusts typically handle a certain portion of the assets for a particular individual or group of individuals. More specifically, a trust is a fiduciary relationship in which some third party (i.e., the trustee) oversees some asset on behalf of another individual (i.e., the beneficiary).
In addition to helping people avoid probate and to allowing beneficiaries to gain access to certain assets more quickly than if these assets were granted via a will, trusts can be powerful ways to save money on estate taxes while ensuring that your loved ones are provided for in the future
At Goldman Law, LLC, our Phoenix wills and trusts lawyer can help you determine whether developing a trust is right for you and, if so, what the best trust would be for your needs. Some of the different types of trust that our attorney can help our clients set up and administer include (but are not limited to):
- Revocable and irrevocable trusts
- Living trusts
- Bypass trusts
- Testamentary trusts
- Special needs trusts
- Charitable trusts.
Phoenix Wills and Trusts Lawyer at Goldman Law, LLC
When you are ready to start planning for your future, as well as the future of your family, the trusted Phoenix wills and trusts lawyer at Goldman Law, LLC is here for you, ready to provide you with the highest quality legal services.
At Goldman Law, LLC, we know how important the estate planning process is for your family’s future, and we have the experience, knowledge and skills you can rely on to help you devise wills and trusts that meet your needs and expectations for the future.
Let’s Talk about Your Estate Planning Needs – Contact Us Today
To receive expert advice regarding your best estate planning options, as well as learn more about how we can help you, contact us by calling (602) 698-5520 or by emailing us using the contact form on this page. From our offices in Phoenix, we serve clients throughout Arizona.