Educated at the University of Kansas, admitted to practice in 1982, admitted to the... more
Educated at the University of Kansas, admitted to practice in 1982, admitted to the State Bar of Arizona May 24, 2001. ESTATE PLANNING, WILLS AND TRUSTS Planning for disability, tax minimization, and probate avoidance is a personal matter. I work with you to assure that your plan meets your individual needs. I am a member of WealthCounsel, a group dedicated to education and excellence in es... view profile
EXPERIENCE: Tax and Trial Lawyer (Internal Revenue Service), Private practice of law... more
EXPERIENCE: Tax and Trial Lawyer (Internal Revenue Service), Private practice of law (over 40 years),Taught university courses in tax, estate planning and business lawLecturer and author EDUCATION: LJ.D., M.Ac., and B.S. in Business Administration, University of Arizona LL.M. in Taxation, George Washington University Certified Public Accountant, Arizona Certified Tax Specialist... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.