T.J. Ryan Attorney at Law My practice focuses on two main areas: Estate Planning and... more
T.J. Ryan Attorney at Law My practice focuses on two main areas: Estate Planning and Administration : I represent individuals, couples and families in the creation of a range of estate planning documents, including wills, trusts (both revocable and irrevocable), health care and financial powers of attorney, and living wills. My goal is to ensure that your wishes are carried out upon your d... view profile
Lauren is a partner who has been practicing law for over 30 years, first in Miami,... more
Lauren is a partner who has been practicing law for over 30 years, first in Miami, Florida and then in Phoenix, Arizona. Her practice emphasizes probate and trust litigation and mediation. She also handles guardianships and conservatorships. Lauren is a strong advocate for her clients both in and out of court. She also appreciates the emotional aspects of this area of practice and has successfu... 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.