Living Trust And Estate Planning Services
Setting up a revocable living trust will help you maintain control over the administration and distribution of your assets if you become disabled or when you pass away. At Donaldson Stewart, P.C., we help our clients in Chandler and throughout the metro Phoenix area maintain control of their assets and finances.
Creating a revocable living trust is a proactive step toward protecting what you have accumulated and earned throughout your life. A living trust gives you choices and options that probate does not provide.
Estate Planning Experience In Drafting Living Trusts
At Donaldson Stewart, P.C., we bring both experience and knowledge in estate planning, particularly in the area of establishing revocable living trusts. For many, a living trust is an ideal way to avoid probate. While probate in Arizona is not as complicated, costly, or time-consuming as in other states, a living trust has its advantages.
Advantages Of Living Trusts And Disadvantages Of Probate
Without a living trust, your estate may become part of the public record in probate court. A living trust provides more privacy in the administration of your estate since it does not have to be filed in the county where you resided. A properly funded living trust also greatly simplifies the administration of your estate since there is no delay associated with court involvement. The probate process generally takes six to nine months; however, a living trust can often be administered shortly after death.
Controlling Your Assets If Disabled
Living trusts are not just about protecting your assets when you pass on. Living trusts give you a certain level of control if you become disabled or deemed incompetent because you will have named a successor trustee to handle matters on your behalf.
Contact A Seasoned Living Trusts Lawyer Today
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney regarding probate avoidance or estate planning, please contact us.