Brown & Brown Law Offices will assist you in protecting your life long assets from taxation, preserving your wishes about the disposition of your property, and helping you determine how your affairs are to be handled in the event of a life-threatening or incapacitating situation. Legal documentation includes, but is not limited to:
The estate planning process includes consultation to determine the option that best serves your needs and protects your hard-earned assets.
We routinely assist heirs with the administration and closing of probate. This includes estate inventory and distribution, appearing before the Arizona court having jurisdiction over the estate, and other matters. We have also assisted families with the inventory and distribution of estates in which the decedent died intestate (without a will).
In a guardianship or conservatorship situation, a “guardian” or “conservator” is appointed to make medical and/or lifestyle decisions on behalf of a legally incapacitated person. We assist with petitions for appointments of guardians, appropriate notifications of pendency of guardianship actions, preparation of bond applications, and conservatorship inventories. We also appear before the appropriate court of law in guardianship hearings.
(This information is provided for your convenience. This information does not constitute legal advice, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. Please read our legal notice).
What is Probate? Probate is the court-supervised process whereby a deceased’s assets are used to pay his or her obligations. The balance is then distributed to the heirs. In Arizona, this process is governed by the Uniform Probate Code.
I have been named the executor of an estate in Arizona, but I live out of the state. Our firm frequently assists out-of-state clients with the probate of estates in Apache County and Navajo County, Arizona. Please contact us for more information.