Wills, Trusts, & Probate
Our firm regularly handles cases involving issues of Guardianship, Conservatorship, Informal and Formal Probate, and Trust Administration. We recognize these issues can be complicated, emotional, and have big ramifications in your life and the individualized attention given to each case protects your and future generations.
You work hard to build your financial foundation and we focus on taking a detailed look from the big picture to the smallest items to ensure your estate plan is comprehensive and meets each of your objectives. When it comes to unraveling a loved one’s estate, our team has the knowledge and sensitivity to counsel you through each step.
If you have questions or issues involving wills, trusts, probate, guardianship, or conservatorship, we have the knowledge and experience to help. Call us now: (480) 382-4647
Let’s make a Plan
We understand what is at stake in these cases. Together we’ll develop a plan to help you through this while respecting the relationships and finances involved.
We’re here for YOU!
It’s not just about the case – we always work hard for your best outcome, but our practice is also about people and we will be there for YOU every step of the way.
Informal probate in Arizona is completed with minimal court supervision. No visits to the courthouse are necessary and there will not be a judge overseeing the personal representative. Only certain people can file for an informal probate proceeding. We can take care of this process for you.
Formal probate occurs when there is controversy surrounding the validity of the will, choice of personal representative, or identification of heirs. These are typically overseen by a judge and involve one or more hearing before the court. We have experience in formal probate and can handle your case with expediency and sensitivity.
When someone has a mental or physical condition, or is a minor and is unable to make decisions for themselves, a guardian can be appointed by the court to make health and welfare decisions on their behalf. We work together with this ward to meet your objectives.
When someone has a mental or physical condition, or is a minor and is unable to make decisions for themselves, a conservator can be appointed by the court to make financial and asset decisions on their behalf. We work together with this ward to meet your objectives.
Trust administration occurs in place of probate when the deceased has a trust in effect at the time of passing. This is a private proceeding – as opposed to a publicly administered process – as is the case with probate. We can help with all aspects of trust administration including guiding a trustee through the process and handling disputes.
wills & trusts
Planning ahead is always preferred to figuring things out later. By properly preparing your will and trust, you will have peace of mind knowing how things will proceed at your passing and your heirs will appreciate it. We can help you form a comprehensive will & trust so that you leave nothing to chance.
Chapman & Clark, Attorneys at Law PPLC