Estate Planning and Trusts
Beneficiary Deeds are a simple, inexpensive and effective way to transfer
real property (a house, land, or building) upon the death of the current
owner to a beneficiary, without having to go through probate. And, beneficiary
deeds are much less expensive than any type of probate proceeding.
Click here to learn more about Beneficiary Deeds.
Domestic Partner Estate Planning
If you are in a long-term relationship, but are unable or not wanting
to get married, you are facing special estate planning needs. Whether
you are in a same-sex or opposite-sex relationship, you need an Estate
Plan to make sure that your wishes are carried out after you are gone.
Click here to learn more about Domestic Partner Estate Planning.
A Fiduciary is a person in a position of control, influence, or responsibility
over another person’s finances. Fiduciaries have special duties
and responsibilities imposed on them under the law.
Click here to learn more about Fiduciary responsibilities .
Financial Power of Attorney
Your Financial Power of Attorney is a key document in your Estate Plan
that allows your loved ones to manage your financial affairs, in the event
that you are unable to do so, without having to seek court intervention
to be appointed as Conservator.
Click here to learn more about Owens and Perkins services drafting or reviewing Financial
Powers of Attorney.
Health Care and Mental Health Care Power of Attorney with Living Will
The Health Care and Mental Health Care Power of Attorney with Living Will
is important planning tool to grant the legal authority to someone else
(your Agent) to make any medical decisions that must be made on your behalf
if you become incapacitated.
Click here to learn more about Health Care and Mental Health Care Power of Attorney
with Living Will.
Last Will and Testament
Every Estate Plan has a Last Will and Testament. Proper Estate Planning
will help prevent legal battles about how your assets are to be distributed
upon your death.
Click here to learn more about Wills.
Nominating a Guardian and/or Conservator for a Minor
If you have children under the age of 18, you should make provisions for
their physical and financial care should anything happen to you before
they reach adulthood. This can be done through the nomination of a Guardian
and/or Conservator in your Will.
Click here to learn more about naming a Guardian and/or Conservator.
Personal Property Lists
A Personal Property List is an optional piece of your Estate Plan.
Click here to learn more about creating your Personal Property Lists.
Quit Claim and Warranty Deeds
A Deed is a document that transfers ownership, typically in real estate.
Quit Claim and Warranty Deeds are specialized deeds that can be used to
transfer property under certain circumstances.
Click here to learn more about Quit Claim and Warranty Deeds.
Trust Administration refers to the act of running, managing, and distributing
Trust assets in accordance with the Trust terms. The Trustee has certain
duties that must be observed, otherwise the Trustee could be personally
liable to the beneficiaries.
Click here to learn more about Trust Administration.
After the Trust has been drafted, the final step is funding the Trust.
This refers to the process of transferring or retitling assets into the
Trust for administration by a Trustee.
Click here to learn more about Funding a Trust.
Updating Your Estate Plan
Estate Plans are crucial documents for your future and your family. However,
no one can perfectly predict the future. Sometimes things change that
require changes to your Estate Plan. Every few years, you should review
your Estate Plan to make sure that reflects your current wishes and the
state of your financial affairs.
Click here to learn more about updating your Estate Plan.
We are conveniently located near the intersection of Scottsdale and Thomas
Roads, just east of Scottsdale Road, on the north side of Thomas, and
conveniently located just minutes off the 101.
Owens and Perkins, P.C.
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7322 E. THOMAS ROAD
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA 85251
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Since 1967, serving the Valley of the Sun, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley,
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and other outer lying areas and counties, including, but not limited to
Maricopa County, Pinal County, Coconino County, Yavapai County and Yuma County.