Oro Valley Will Lawyer – Serving SaddleBrooke Ranch and the Surrounding Oro Valley Communities
A will is the legal document that instructs how a decedent’s assets are to be transferred upon death. Such assets often include:
- Real estate
- Financial instruments, such as cash in a bank account, stocks, and bonds
- Personal property, such as furniture, vehicles, clothing, and jewelry
- Intangible assets, such as intellectual property or an interest in a lawsuit.
In Arizona, there are also types of assets and property not transferred by will.
Is a Trust Needed? Learning About Your Specific Estate Planning Needs
At the outset of our engagement, I will want to learn about you, your family, the nature of your assets and estate, and your estate distribution wishes. At this point, we can determine whether a trust might additionally be beneficial, or whether a will alone might be the better option.
For more information, see Do I Need a Trust?
It’s important to understand that even if a trust is desirable, a will is still necessary to dispose of any assets that that may be owned you at death, and which are not otherwise distributed by operation of law, or held by a trust.
My Focus – Creating an Affordable and Simple Estate Distribution Plan around Your Interests
Once a determination has been made about whether a trust is necessary, my role is to carefully document your estate distribution wishes. It is important that provision is made to fully dispose of all assets, and, for key assets that may have great sentimental value, to ensure that these assets are distributed to specific people. If distribution potentially will not be made until a later time (such as until a child or grandchild reaches a specified age), then a trust may need to be created that will cover your wishes.
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I’m a native Midwesterner, having lived most of my life in Minnesota. I would look forward to meeting you, and learning about how I may be of service to you.