Ward is a partner of O'Steen Harrison, PLC. He joined the firm in 2007 and practices... more
Ward is a partner of O'Steen Harrison, PLC. He joined the firm in 2007 and practices in the areas ofpersonal injury, wrongful death and probate litigation where he has more than 17 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 St... view profile
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
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.