The legal proceedings that often follow a death can be very strenuous and emotionally draining for the deceased’s loved ones. Probate proceedings can quickly become quite complicated and can lead to fighting amongst family members, business partners, and creditors, in turn leading to contentious probate litigation. Fortunately, through effective advanced planning, you may be able to help you family avoid the probate process and the stress relating to it.
At Gorman & Jones, PLC, a Phoenix probate attorney can offer detailed advice on effective strategies for avoiding the probate litigation. Our knowledge and experience allow us to help you understand how each strategy may impact your estate and the chances of your family avoiding probate litigation upon your passing.
While it is impossible to guarantee that your family will be able to avoid probate litigation upon your passing, advanced estate planning can dramatically improve the chances of a smooth probate process. Clearly stating your wishes regarding your estate can be one of the most effective ways to help your family and loved ones understand your desires and avoid legal battles over confusing or overlooked issues.
In some cases, it may be possible to avoid the process altogether through effective advanced planning and strategic use of estate planning vehicles. Our staff offers experienced advice on a wide range of estate planning strategies and vehicles that my help your family avoid the probate process, including:
While it is impossible to predict what may happen in the future, or to keep your family from facing contentious legal issues upon your death, it is possible to reduce the issues and confusion they may encounter. By creating a detailed and effective will, utilizing estate planning strategies and ensuring that every detail of your estate is addressed, you may be able to keep your loved ones from experiencing unnecessary stress and confusion in the future.
Contact us online or call 623.974.5585 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your specific estate and learn more about how we can help you plan for the future.
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