Other Areas (Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate, Estate Planning)
Elder law involves many areas that are important to aging adults, such as guardianships, conservatorships, probate, and estate planning. Mesa elder law attorneys Richard White, Eric Macdonald, and Tyler White are available to help seniors in need of assistance navigate these complex areas of elder law with confidence. Our Mesa elder law team has decades of experience and a solid comprehension of Arizona elder law.
Guardianships & Conservatorships
If you have a loved one with a cognitive or functional incapability, you know how difficult it can be to ensure that this person is protected. An incapacitated individual cannot always handle their own financial affairs and may be in need of a guardianship or conservatorship.
Court-appointed guardians or conservators are tasked with making placement, medical, and other important decisions on behalf of their incapacitated loved one. There are several aspects that the court considers when granting guardianship or conservatorship over a person, such as:
- Financial records
- Medical records
- Testimony from family and caregivers
- Reports from court-appointed physicians
The person appointed to serve on behalf of the incapacitated individual has strict duties to act in the person’s best interest. If you have a loved one that requires a guardianship or conservatorship, our Mesa elder law attorneys can help. Get started by calling us at 480-470-7390 to discuss your needs.
It’s never easy to lose a loved one and the grief that friends and family face after a death can make it difficult to deal with anything else. When families encounter the need to address the decedent’s estate, it’s common for family members to seek out estate administration services.
At Mesa elder law attorneys, we understand the hardships you may be facing after the death of your loved one. We aim to help our clients get through this difficult time by helping them navigate the legalities associated with their loved one’s estate, including probate issues. Our Mesa elder law team offers a variety of services to help with:
- Appointing an administrator or executor
- Giving notice to heirs from the will
- Taking inventory of the decedent’s assets
- Selling assets when necessary
- Paying potential creditors
- Settling taxes from the estate
- Distributing assets to the decedent’s heirs
If you reside in Mesa or the surrounding Arizona area, our team of experienced elder law attorneys can help you with your probate needs. Call our office today to set up a consultation.
Estate planning involves both financial and emotional considerations that can be difficult to make regardless of the circumstances. It’s not uncommon for people to delay estate planning due to the emotions that it brings up; however, an estate plan is essential to ensure that your family is financially protected long after you’ve passed.
With estate planning, a person can ensure that their wishes are honored after their death or when something unexpected arises. Estate planning will ultimately control how your assets are to be distributed to your chosen heirs and that someone you trust will gain the authority to make important healthcare decisions on your behalf if you’re unable to make them yourself. A sound estate plan can also:
- Leave assets to who you want in the way that you want
- Provide for yourself and your family through a period of incapacity or disability
- Avoid probate and limit court costs and fees
- Memorialize your legacy after you have passed
When you contact our team of Mesa elder law attorneys for estate planning services, you can rest assured that all aspects of your estate plan will be finalized with accuracy and attention to detail. Contact us today to learn more about the estate planning process or to get started.
Contact Our Mesa Elder Law Attorneys
It’s normal to be worried about the financial and legal challenges created by aging, disability, and long-term illness. At Mesa elder law attorneys, we understand the struggles that many seniors face and strive to give our clients more control over their future and the future of their families. Contact our Mesa elder law team today to inquire about our elder law services.