Trust and Estate Planning – Probate Law

Trust and Estate Planning

At DuMond Law Firm, our attorneys are trained in estate planning and can assist with drafting Wills, Trusts, and Power of Attorney Documents. When an individual passes away, the deceased’s estate often enters into the probate process if sufficient estate planning is not taken care of ahead of time. During probate, the deceased’s will is validated and their possessions are distributed among their survivors. How the deceased person’s property is divided depends largely on what the will says, whether the individual was of sound mind when creating or updating their will, how the property is valued, and what debts or taxes are owed on the estate. If the deceased person did not have a will, the state of Arizona will decide how the property will be distributed. DuMond Law Firm can draft documents to avoid this probate process entirely and make the transfer of assets smoother and quicker for your loved ones.

Our attorneys are also trained in probate litigation. If one of your loved ones has passed and you believe you are entitled to money or assets you have not received, please contact us for a consultation. At DuMond Law Firm, we are able to provide our clients with zealous legal representation at all stages of a case, and will work with you to achieve a result in your favor. Contact us today for a consultation to learn more.

Areas of Practice

Document Drafting:

  • Assisting with assigning Payable Upon Death Designations
  • Non-Probate Transfers
  • Wills
  • Revocable Living Trusts – Single & Married
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • HIPPA Release
  • Living Will
  • Nomination of Conservator & Guardian

Probate Litigation:

  • Petition to Establish Permanent Guardian/Conservator
  • Probating a Pour Over Will
  • Informal Appointment of Personal Representation with a Will
  • Informal Appointment of Personal Representation without a Will
  • Formal Appointment of Personal Representation with a Will
  • Formal Appointment of Personal Representation without a Will
  • Contested Wills/Trusts
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims