Trusts, Wills & Estates

Estate planning is not for the wealthy only. Everything that you own including your home, vehicles, real and personal property constitutes your personal estate. Under the Arizona laws of intestacy if you die without a properly executed legal document that provides for the assignment of your real and personal property, then the State of Arizona decides how your assets will be distributed. What's more, if you have minor children and pass suddenly without designating prior legal guardians, then the State of Arizona will also decide who gets custody of your children.

Aside from the distribution of your assets and caring for your children, it is also necessary to prepare a plan for your own care in the event that you become incapacitated. A durable power of attorney allows you to choose beforehand who will be responsible for making important financial and medical decisions on your behalf should you become mentally unable to make these critically important decisions by yourself.

The experienced attorneys at The Dodds Law Firm, PLC, are well-versed in the federal and state laws applicable to estate planning. Our attorneys are prepared to offer their advice as to which of the estate planning strategies may best work for you to protect your present and future assets to protect your family's present and future wellbeing. Our attorneys are also prepared to explain how these strategies can protect you and your loved ones interests and to prepare all the necessary documents to establish and execute your estate planning documents, including the following instruments:

  • Last Wills & Testaments
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Pour-over Wills
  • Financial & Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Pet Trusts
  • Gun Trusts
  • Property Transition Documents

We invite you to contact us to setup your free consultation so that we might discuss which estate planning strategies may best fit your goal of protecting your loved ones' futures in your absence.