Scottsdale AZ Estate Planning Attorneys
Our Scottsdale Arizona estate planning attorneys believe it’s never too early to start preparing for the future, even if it requires putting plans in place to deal with situations that are unsettling, such as an unexpected health crisis or death. As difficult as it may be to confront the idea of your own mortality or the possibility of becoming incapacitated, it’s important to start building a safety net now to preserve your legacy and protect your family.
Estate planning enables you to create a road map for your future. This provides clear direction on how you want your affairs handled while you are still living, as well as after you are gone. The benefits of developing an estate plan are far-reaching. You can state your intentions for dividing your assets among chosen beneficiaries; designate someone you trust to manage your financial and medical affairs if you are rendered physically or mentally incapable of doing so yourself; appoint a guardian for your minor children; and more.
Contrary to popular belief, estate planning is not just reserved for the rich and the elderly. The truth is, everyone should have an estate plan. Regardless of your wealth, age, health, marriage or parental status, estate planning is fundamentally necessary to safeguard your future.
Failure to participate in advance planning can make a bad situation far worse. For instance, if you died tomorrow without a will or trust, your estate would be subject to division according to Arizona’s laws of intestate succession. This means that the hard-earned assets you accumulated over a lifetime may not go to the beneficiaries you would have preferred. Without leaving clear instructions, your family and friends are left with many questions left unanswered, which could result in a bitter court battle over your estate.
Smart, Thoughtful Estate Planning for Families in Scottsdale, Arizona
For more than two decades, families in Scottsdale, Arizona and the surrounding areas have placed their trust in Hildebrand Law to help them achieve their estate planning goals. Our skilled estate planning attorneys offer a knowledge and expertise. They always act with professionalism, integrity and compassion in their interactions with clients.
We understand that every family is unique, which is why we take the time to learn about your life story and listen carefully to your hopes, concerns and challenges. Our overall mission is to create an estate plan that is perfectly suited to your specific needs and that offers you and your family the peace of mind you deserve.
We are ready to help you:
- preserve as much wealth as possible for your loved ones
- put the right people in charge of your affairs
- avoid probate court and excessive estate taxes
- prevent the need for a conservatorship, should you become incapacitated
We are fully prepared to advise and represent all parties in the estate planning process, including executors, trustees, guardians and conservators, heirs and beneficiaries.