Mr. Skabelund is not a typical lawyer. As a previous auditor and serial entrepreneur,... more
Mr. Skabelund is not a typical lawyer. As a previous auditor and serial entrepreneur, he has real world experience in the internet, real estate development, consulting, and accounting industries. Having used attorney services before becoming a lawyer, he understands clients need a responsive attorney who is more interested in them and their goals than the retainer. Mr. Skabelund is commi... view profile
Theron M Hall, Jr. was born and raised in Apache County, Arizona. During his youth,... more
Theron M Hall, Jr. was born and raised in Apache County, Arizona. During his youth, he worked for his parents' title company, where he gained a lasting appreciation for those who work hard to acquire their estates, and for the need of proper management of estates for their preservation. Mr. Hall received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, cum laude with honors, and a Masters of Science deg... 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
Owner, President and Av rated (highest peer rating) attorney with James E. Bache, P.... more
Owner, President and Av rated (highest peer rating) attorney with James E. Bache, P.C., providing advice to clients regarding their estate planning and probate needs. Mr. Bache is a State Bar of Arizona board Certified Specialist in Trust and Estate Law.
I have been practicing law as a commercial litigator for over 27 years in a broad... more
I have been practicing law as a commercial litigator for over 27 years in a broad spectrum of cases, including business and partnership disputes, contract claims, mineral leases, farm and crop leases, trade secrets, commercial leases, receiverships, employment contracts, and probate and trust controversies.
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.