Trust Attorneys Sun City West AZ

Setting up a trust on your will is a complicated matter that should be handled with the help of an estate planning and trust attorney. Make it easy on your trust beneficiaries and take care of your estate planning ahead of time. An experienced trust attorney can help you save on estate tax. Please scroll down to learn more and get access to the estate planning and trust attorneys in Sun City West, AZ listed below.

Wayne Hartsfield Taylor
(623) 544-0557
13843 W Meeker Blvd, Ste. 101
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Elder Law, Probate
Education
Valparaiso University
State Licensing
Texas

Patti J Shelton
10211 W THUNDERBIRD BLVD STE 201
SUN CITY, AZ
Specialties
Elder Law, Prenuptials, Health Care, Estate Planning, Probate
Education
Arizona State University
State Licensing
Arizona

Ronald G Cooley
10211 W THUNDERBIRD BLVD STE 201
SUN CITY, AZ
Specialties
Probate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Litigation
Education
Arizona State University,University of Arizona
State Licensing
Arizona

Susan M Robbins
10211 W THUNDERBIRD BLVD STE 201
SUN CITY, AZ
Specialties
General Practice, Probate, Estate Planning, Medical Malpractice
Education
Arizona State University,Arizona State University,Arizona State University
State Licensing
Arizona

David Thomas Eastman
(888) 222-1328
20325 N 51st Ave Suite 134
Glendale, AZ
Specialties
Guardianship, Business, Elder Law, Estate Planning, LLC, Prenuptials, Partnership, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Power Of Attorney, Tax
Education
ASU,Brigham Young University
State Licensing
Arizona

Richard W Morris
13951 W GRAND AVE STE 203
SURPRISE, AZ
Specialties
Wills, Trusts, Probate, Business, Estate Planning
Education
University of Arizona,University of Arizona,Pacific Western University
State Licensing
Arizona, California

Sharon D' Arcangelis Ravenscroft
(623) 815-7451
13250 N DEL WEBB BLVD STE B
SUN CITY, AZ
Specialties
Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts
Education
University of California, Hastings College of the Law,Wessley
State Licensing
Arizona

W C Wahl Jr
13250 N DEL WEBB BLVD STE B
SUN CITY, AZ
Specialties
Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts, Tax
Education
University of Arizona,University of Michigan
State Licensing
Arizona

Andrew P Gorman
(623) 974-5585
10101 W BELL RD STE 101
SUN CITY, AZ
Specialties
Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate
Education
Whittier College School of Law,Arizona State University
State Licensing
Arizona

Lynda Vescio
(623) 243-7556
17505 N. 79th Avenue, Suite 305
Glendale, AZ
Specialties
Child Custody, Divorce, Juvenile, Litigation, Probate
Education
New York University School of Law,Arizona State University West,Mount Holyoke College
State Licensing
Arizona, New York

Trust

Q: I have created and revised my wills in the past. The issue is that, as a single person, I'm having trouble finding an executor for my will. I don't trust my sister to carry out my instructions and, sadly, I also don't believe my parents would be good either. Other than friends, are there any other options for establishing an executor for your will? I want to make sure I get someone who will carry out my instructions without bias, self-interest, greed or questions. If there aren't any options, what would you suggest given the scenario?

 

I commend you for your foresight in both creating and updating your will. Your advance planning now will likely save your intended beneficiaries time, confusion and angst in the future. As you believe your sister or parents might not be appropriate executors for your will, you still need to choose someone whom you can trust to carry out your wishes. I recommend making sure your selection is amenable to the designation in advance, as this can be a time consuming responsibility.

You have ruled out friends and business associates, so I suggest a reputable lawyer or accountant would be the best solution for you. If your will is complex, there is the added benefit of those professionals’ familiarity with tax, probate and business administration issues. As you are aware, the executor must satisfy any debts owing from your estate, administer appropriate tax filings and estate returns and ensure that your asset distribution plan is followed to the extent most feasible. And while a family member might agree to administer your estate without taking a fee, an executor, in particular when a professional is so designated, is entitled to and will expect to be paid for their services. I suggest you address the parameters of that compensation at the time the executor is designated.

If you still want someone closer to you involved, you can designate co-executors (such as your family member/friend/business associate) and the lawyer/accountant. Finally, I also suggest choosing an alternate executor so that your probate can proceed more smoothly in the event your original executor appointment (if not co-executors) is unable to act as an executor at your death. While a probate court in the absence of an executor may choose an administrator for your estate, this of course lessens your control over ensuring that your wishes are followed as closely as possible.

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DISCLAIMER: This publication is distributed with the understanding that it does not constitute legal advice or establish an attorney/client relationship by way of any information contained herein. The information provided is for general purposes only, as readers are advised to consult with a qualified lawyer regarding the specifics of their particular circumstances.


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