Melissa has lived in Mesa, Arizona for nearly 30 years. Prior to becoming a lawyer,... more
Melissa has lived in Mesa, Arizona for nearly 30 years. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Melissa was a paralegal for 14 years in Mesa and Phoenix. She has extensive experience in civil litigation, particularly insurance defense, medical malpractice and personal injury. During law school she was a law clerk at a Phoenix Law firm working in the areas of personal injury and commercial litigation. ... view profile
I joined Udall Shumway in 1987 and currently head the firm’s Transactional and... more
I joined Udall Shumway in 1987 and currently head the firm’s Transactional and Estate Planning Group. I completed my undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University where, in 1980, I received a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in English. I am a Certified Public Accountant (Texas, 1982). I received my Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University ... view profile
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.
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