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Estate Planning and Business Lawyers in Arizona Helping Clients Protect Themselves and Their Family’s Interests

Estate planning is often on an individual’s to-do list but, sadly, often goes undone until a crisis arises. In other instances, some individuals mistakenly believe that estate planning is only for wealthy or older adults.

Regardless of the reason, waiting too long to plan for the future can leave individuals and their families scrambling to try and come up with a solution to their legal issues.

For individuals who own businesses, you must take advantage of the legal assistance a qualified attorney can offer, such as business succession planning, to ensure your organization can continue to thrive after you retire or pass away.

If you want more information on how you can plan for the future, contact the AVID Esq. Group, LLC of Arizona, and ask to schedule a free consultation to discuss your needs. Our estate planning law firm can work alongside you to create a customized plan that will account for your present needs and help you plan for the future.

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What Types of Legal Services Do Estate Planning and Business Lawyers Handle?

Estate planning attorneys can offer various legal services to help you feel confident that your family members will be cared for after you pass away. Some of the most common services estate planning attorneys provide are the preparation of estate planning documents, including a last will and testament, living will, living trusts, and power of attorney.

One of the most significant advantages of hiring an estate planning attorney is learning how to protect your assets should you one day need to enter a long-term care facility such as a nursing home or assisted living.

For business owners, one of the best steps you can take to ensure that your organization continues to flourish is to take advantage of business succession planning. Having a solid plan in place now can save your successor time and money in the future.

If you are still determining what type of services an experienced estate planning attorney can provide, Contact our law firm, and ask to schedule a consultation so we may answer your questions.

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What Type of Service Can I Expect From Your Law Firm?

The AVID Esq. Group, LLC of Arizona is proud of the service we offer Arizona residents. Our combined years of experience in estate planning and business law give us a definite advantage over other law firms.

For example, when you come to us for legal counsel, our attorneys take the time to listen to your needs and future goals. Together, we can assist you in creating a comprehensive estate plan that will help prevent your heirs and other beneficiaries from going through the costly probate process.

Our estate planning lawyers recognize that it can be challenging to contemplate life for your family after your death. However, our law firm offers affordable pricing and innovative estate planning solutions to ensure your loved ones have the financial resources they need.

Our legal team can also help you create advanced healthcare directives detailing your wishes should you become legally incapacitated. Advanced healthcare directives are essential as they help family members eliminate the guesswork involved in making medical decisions for their loved ones.

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Do Your Attorneys Have Experience in Business and Estate Planning Services?

Many other law firms offer clients business law and estate planning assistance. However, unlike other attorneys, our law firm focuses on helping individuals navigate the often confusing legal issues involved with business and estate planning.

Aaron Fransua, the Managing Attorney at AVID Esq. Group, LLC has extensive experience advising clients on the many aspects of estate planning and business law affairs. Aaron is dedicated to helping clients through every phase of estate planning or business law to ensure they are prepared for any circumstances that may arise.

Our business law associate, Korey Bahme, has considerable experience handling business law matters for clients and helping them reduce their liability risk while adhering to state and federal guidelines. Her prior work as in-house counsel for several small businesses gives her an insider perspective on what it takes to be successful.

Our legal staff is also passionately committed to assisting clients with their legal needs and will happily help you resolve your legal issues. Our Arizona lawyers will use their knowledge to help you and your family members prepare for the future and safeguard your hard-earned assets.

Why Choose Us?
Personalized service

The AVID Esq. Group, LLC of Arizona does not believe that one size fits all when it comes to designing estate plans. Our attorneys recognize that everyone has different needs and will work diligently to create an estate plan that helps you obtain your goals for your family.

Reputation for excellence

One of our law firm’s overall goals is to ensure that clients and their families feel confident with the estate plans or business matters we handle. Our attention to detail sets us apart from other firms and keeps clients returning when they need legal representation.

Service to the community

Our law firm prides itself on our relationships within the Arizona community. Our attorneys know that our success is built on our strong partnerships with clients and our approach to helping them solve their legal issues. By continually nurturing these relationships, we build trust with the clients and citizens.

Client-focused approach

The AVID Esq. Group, LLC is unlike other law firms that focus solely on profits and the number of clients they can serve. Instead, our law office uses a client-centered approach, meaning we take time to listen to and assess your needs before making recommendations. We then work with clients individually to develop legal strategies custom-made for them.

Experience and reliability

Our attorneys have many years of experience in multiple areas of legal practice that, when combined, make an award-winning team. Because of our attorney’s diverse backgrounds, our law firm can resolve many legal issues that other firms do not have the ability or training to resolve.

Affordable pricing

Our estate planning and business attorneys understand that clients are more conscious than ever about spending their hard-earned money. For this reason, we offer affordable legal packages and flat fees on estate planning services. For our legal team, it is more about building lasting relationships and strengthening our ties to the community.

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What Type of Results Can I Expect From Your Legal Team?

When our law firm assists clients in creating estate plans, our main goal is to ensure the clients’ families are not left having to deal with unnecessary probate proceedings and paying estate taxes. Clients want to ensure their estate plans hold up to legal scrutiny.

For this reason, our law firm works diligently to prepare estate planning legal documents that will hold up to any potential scrutiny. Additionally, our attorneys can create living trusts that will help your loved ones avoid the probate process and allow a smooth transfer of asset distribution when the time comes.

Furthermore, our estate planning attorneys can also assist in trust administration. Allowing the same estate planning attorney to assist with trust administration can ensure that your final wishes are carried out as you intended without going through multiple parties.

Suppose you would like the AVID Esq. Group, LLC of Arizona, to implement a strategic estate plan to ensure your assets transfer quickly to your heirs and beneficiaries after you pass away.

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What Makes Your Business and Estate Planning Attorneys the Right Choice for My Legal Needs?

The AVID Esq. Group, LLC of Arizona strives to make clients feel like family and provide personalized service and attention to each case we handle. Unlike other business and estate planning lawyers who focus on financial gain, our legal team works diligently to build each attorney-client relationship and develop a bond as we work to serve the community.

We offer free initial consultations and a flat fee for all estate planning services. In addition, all packages are all-inclusive, meaning there will never be an unexpected upcharge. Because our legal approach is client-centered, we listen to your concerns and work with you to determine your financial goals for your business and family members.

While other law firms review clients as just another transaction, our legal team understands that each interaction is an opportunity for us to continue in our quest to build strong ties to the community. Contact our law office and ask to schedule a free consultation with an estate planning lawyer who can help you plan for the future.

Frequently Asked Questions
Why is working with an attorney with estate law experience essential?

Although other attorneys may advertise that they can assist you with estate planning, they may need more experience to create a strategic estate plan. Due to the often confusing nature of probate law, it is always best to hire an attorney with experience developing estate plans. After you pass away, you do not want your will or living trust to be challenged or subjected to legal scrutiny. If you have minor children, you will want to ensure they are adequately provided for without concern that they could become a ward of the state until the legal issues are resolved.

When should I consider estate planning?

If you are at least 18 years of age, you can benefit from estate planning. One of the most considerable aspects of estate planning includes creating a living will that gives your healthcare power of attorney instructions regarding medical care should you become incapacitated. If you have minor children, you will need to make provisions as to who should be appointed their guardian should you pass away. If you own property, you want to ensure those assets transfer effortlessly to your beneficiaries. Finally, as you grow older, you will want to explore estate planning options that assist you with keeping your assets safe if you have to enter a long-term care facility.

How can irrevocable trusts help prevent my estate from going through probate?

Under Arizona law, an irrevocable trust can help ensure that your assets will not be subject to the probate process. Once you place assets into an irrevocable trust, they are no longer considered under your control and are instead the trust’s property. After you pass away, the trustee who manages the trust will distribute the assets placed into the trust to beneficiaries. In addition, another advantage of an irrevocable trust is that unlike a will, which becomes a public record after probate is completed, the terms of a trust remain private. Finally, placing your assets into an irrevocable trust can also help protect your assets for your family members should you need to enter a care facility.

What happens if I die and do not leave a will?

Many individuals mistakenly believe that if they die and do not leave a will, their closest family member, such as their spouse or child, will inherit their assets. However, this is only sometimes the case, and depending on the circumstances involved, your estate may be subject to the probate process. The probate process can be expensive and time-consuming, resulting in your family waiting to obtain the financial resources they need after your death. For this reason, it is in your best interest to hire an estate planning lawyer with experience creating wills and other legal documents.

What are Arizona’s legal requirements to create a living will?

A living will provide your healthcare power of attorney with written instructions regarding medical decisions that should be made on your behalf. Arizona law dictates that a living will be in writing by a person of sound mind with clear intent as to the principal’s wishes and who should be named the surrogate(s) who will make decisions on their behalf. A living will must also be dated, witnessed by at least one adult, and notarized. Even though an online form is available for individuals to compose a living will, it is always best to consult an attorney to ensure the document is legally enforceable.

Why is it essential to hire an IP protection lawyer to safeguard my intellectual property?

In today’s modern age, it is easier than ever for others to steal or infringe on another’s intellectual property. One of business owner’s greatest assets is their intellectual property. Therefore, one of the most significant benefits of hiring an IP protection lawyer is they can be proactive and work to prevent infringement before it can occur. However, if you have already experienced infringement of your intellectual property, an IP lawyer can quickly pursue legal action to resolve the issue. However, properly safeguarding your intellectual property today can save you considerable time and money in the future instead of trying to battle it out in expensive litigation.

When does a power of attorney take effect?

Depending on how the legal document is worded, a durable power of attorney can take effect immediately after signing or when you become incapacitated and can no longer speak for yourself. Whatever your preferences, it is always wise to hire an estate planning lawyer to help you understand what legal authority the power of attorney grants to your agent. For example, you may grant your financial advisor power of attorney only to buy or sell stocks or other assets. Regardless of your legal needs, an estate planning lawyer can also provide information on choosing an agent who can act on your behalf.

Do I Need to Update My Estate Plan After Moving to Arizona?

If you have recently moved to Arizona and already have an estate plan in place, it is advisable to review and possibly update your plan. Arizona’s estate planning laws may differ from those in your previous state, potentially affecting the validity and effectiveness of your existing documents. Key elements like wills, powers of attorney, and healthcare directives should be reassessed to ensure they comply with Arizona’s legal requirements. Consulting with an Arizona-based estate planning attorney from our law firm is advised. We can provide guidance specific to your situation and help you make any necessary adjustments to your estate plan, ensuring your wishes are honored and your assets are protected according to Arizona law.