Estate Planning and Probate
The goal of estate planning is typically straightforward: to receive maximum enjoyment of your assets during your lifetime, provide for management of your assets and medical decision making in the event of your incapacity, and eventually, at death, transfer the assets with minimum taxation, court involvement, and family conflict to the person(s) or entities desired. However, no two estate plans are the same. Depending on client goals, family considerations, your assets, and taxation concerns, Bivens & Associates collaborates with clients to create individualized estate plans using a variety of legal documents. We take the time to listen to you and put together the best plan for you and your family.
We also have significant experience representing individuals, professional fiduciaries, banks and trust companies in trust and estate administration matters, including court probate proceedings. It’s not always easy to tell how much a personal representative or trustee will need to do in the administration of an estate. Complex family dynamics or issues with specific assets can greatly complicate the process for otherwise simple estates. By contrast, a sound estate plan can streamline the administration of complex and high-value estates. Regardless of whether your probate, estate, or trust administration matter is simple or complex, our Scottsdale elder law attorneys have the experience and knowledge to successfully walk you through the entire process.
If you’re curious about our estate planning and probate attorney services, feel free to get in touch with us, or read through our frequently asked estate planning and probate questions.