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Our estate planning law practice involves creating a comprehensive plan that is right for you. We draft and review estate planning documents, including wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, beneficiary deeds, and living wills. Having an estate plan can bring your family peace of mind, knowing that your wishes will be followed if you become seriously ill or pass away. Young parents benefit from the security of knowing their children will be provided for. Parents of grown children and individuals benefit from protecting wealth they have built over a lifetime. Every adult should have an estate plan in place.

Do I Need an Estate Planning Attorney?

Every adult should have an estate plan in place. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand the importance of estate planning until someone they love dies. Others don’t understand that an estate plan takes care of many things, not just money. Having an estate plan can bring your family peace of mind, knowing that you will be taken care of if you become seriously ill or incapacitated, and that your wishes will be followed when you pass away. Young parents benefit from the security of knowing their children will be provided for. Parents of grown children and individuals benefit from protecting wealth they have built over a lifetime, or making sure a sentimental item goes to a certain individual.

Need an estate plan? Contact our experienced Gilbert estate planning lawyer at (480) 497-3770. We look forward to hearing from you.

No one solution is perfect for everybody. A proper estate plan is customized for you and does not work for everyone else. The comprehensive estate plans we provide are individualized to our clients’ needs. Our experienced estate planning attorney, Becky Cholewka, is a member of the WealthCounsel, a nationwide group of attorneys and other professionals who are dedicated to providing highly sophisticated estate planning to their clients.

At Cholewka Law, we create individualized estate plans for our clients that are drafted to meet their goals. We can prepare wills, trusts and other estate planning documents, including:

Estate planning is a process, which is why our goal at Cholewka Law is to create long-term relationships with our clients. It is extremely important to update your plan when your life, and the law, changes. You want your estate plan to always reflect your goals, and your goals will likely change over the course of your lifetime.

Talk to a Gilbert Estate Planning Lawyer

Talk with a lawyer at Cholewka Law about your estate planning needs. Contact our Gilbert, Arizona, law office at (480) 497-3770 to schedule a confidential consultation. You may also complete our online contact form.

Proud Member of WealthCounsel, LLC

Our law office is a member of WealthCounsel, LLC (www.wealthcounsel.com). WealthCounsel is a cooperative alliance of nationally recognized estate planning attorney members from across the country.

Together, they provide one another with the support and tools needed to serve their clients better. Being a member of the WealthCounsel, LLC, means that we are in close contact with other member attorneys nationwide in our mutual attempts to:

  • Better serve our clients in a caring and professional manner.
  • Stay absolutely cutting-edge in our respective knowledge of estate planning law and innovative estate planning techniques.
  • Share practice ideas with one another as we develop them independently in our practices that will better accomplish our clients’ objectives.
  • Bring our clients the finest estate planning advice and documentation possible, and to do so with dignity and professionalism within the ethics of our profession.

For more information about important estate planning topics visit EstatePlanning.com

FAQs Concerning Estate Planning

According to a 2014 USA Today poll, approximately 65% of Americans die without leaving an estate plan or will. This often causes a lot of problems. So to ensure your loved ones are protected, it is a good idea to start planning for the future. Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the topic of estate planning in Arizona.

What Is Estate Planning?

Estate Planning is a process where you leave instructions for your loved ones in the event you die or become seriously ill. Estate planning can help you address many crucial issues, such as division of your assets after you die and even whether or not you want to be an organ donor.

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What If I Have No Estate Plan When I Die?

Don’t worry! The state of Arizona has a plan for you and will direct how your assets and property will be distributed. While the state doesn’t receive your assets if you do not leave a will, a number of thing are going to happen.

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Why Do I Need An Attorney?

Most people think they can rely on Internet forms. While you can download basic forms, they don’t address your particular needs. Also, many of these documents don’t even comply with Arizona state law!

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What Estate Planning Documents Should I Have?

A comprehensive estate plan will include a large number of documents though this depends on your individual needs. Examples of documentation regularly included in estate plans are Revocable Trust, Will, Financial Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Mental Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Will, HIPAA Release Form, Beneficiary Deed, and Beneficiary Designations forms.

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How Will Estate Taxes Affect Me?

Arizona does not have an estate tax (also called “death taxes.”) The federal estate tax is adjusted for inflation each year. In 2014, assets more than $5.34 million dollars are taxed at 40%. Currently, only .03% of Americans have federally taxable estates.

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What Is Probate?

Probate is a court-managed process where your assets are managed, potentially liquidated, and distributed. The time it takes to settle this issue depends on the size and complexity of the estate along with other factors. The probate process can be costly, stressful, and time consuming.

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