I maintain a solo practice focusing on estate and family planning. I emphasize the... more
I maintain a solo practice focusing on estate and family planning. I emphasize the need for young families to think through their wishes should the unexpected occur. My goal is to provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have provided appropriately and effectively for the loved ones you leave behind. I believe that everyones situation is unique, so everyones estate plan should... view profile
Mr. Holt received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the... more
Mr. Holt received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah in 1981. He then enrolled in the College of Law at the University of Utah, graduating in 1984. He graduated in the top 10% of his class and was inducted into the Order of the Coif upon graduation. He was also an Articles Editor of the Utah Law Review during his time at law school. He began his c... view profile
Ward is a partner of O'Steen & Harrison, PLC. He joined the firm in 2007 and... more
Ward is a partner of O'Steen & Harrison, PLC. He joined the firm in 2007 and practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and probate litigation where he has more than 20 years experience. Ward graduated from Brigham Young University in 1983 (B.S., accounting) and the University of Arizona College of Law in 1991 (J.D.). He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1991 and the... 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.