Will, Trust, & Probate Attorney in the East Valley
My practice focuses on estate planning and probate. My goal with estate planning is to ensure that my clients set up a plan that will accomplish their goals should the unexpected happen. Just as important is that the clients understand the plan they have in place. Every family is different and so every client must be approached differently. My goal with probate is to ensure the process happens as efficiently as possible, but also to make the process as painless as it can be.
I began my practice in Arizona in 2010 immediately after separating honorably from the United States Air Force.
My most frequent case is a young family that is interested in setting up an estate plan. Their primary goal is usually nominating a guardian for their children if something should happen to them. We then look at their entire family situation and decide on a comprehensive plan that works for their family. Again, every family is different and I approach each case with that mindset.
My most frequent probate case is simple. Someone's loved one has passed and the survivor, whether it is a child, spouse, or sibling, needs help on what to do next. That is the basic inquiry, and we develop a way forward that is understandable and comfortable for the client in their time of grief.
3115 South Price Road
Chandler AZ 85248
I always offer an hour-long free consultation.
I offer clients fixed price or hourly fees. The majority of my estates planning clients have a fixed price for their plan. The price varies depending on the contents of the plan. On the other hand, all of my probate clients are billed on an hourly basis.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sun City/West Valley
14050 N. 83rd Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85381
While serving in the Air Force, many of my clients were young soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who, if they weren't in the service, would not have been thinking about planning for what happens to their loved ones if they should pass. I've seen firsthand the effects of young families failing to plan and decided to craft a practice around helping them.
Clients should always be educated on legal issues. Some clients prefer to research issues before speaking with a lawyer, while other clients allow the lawyer to educate them. I am happy to work with both types of client. It is critical to my work that my clients understand what I am doing.
I am willing to review documents that clients prepare and will happily give my honest assessment of the same.
If it is ethically possible to do so, I am open to it. Frankly, however, it does not always accomplish the goal of keeping costs down for the client.
Prior to starting my practice in Arizona, I was a Judge Advocate for the United States Air Force. My time in the Air Force was truly great and I was privileged to serve with some of the best and most courageous people I have ever met. While in the Air Force I worked with over 1,300 clients on various legal issues and drafted over 700 comprehensive estate plans. It was a natural progression to practice this area of the law in the civilian world.
I am married and have two young children. My family is very much like my clients' families. Before I deployed to Iraq, my family did not have any planning documents in place. The process forced me to look at the consequences of not having planned. Life is fragile and I had left my family vulnerable.
I am analytical and compassionate. These two traits blend well in the very detail oriented processes of estate planning and probate. Very much like a doctor needs a good "bedside manner," an estate planning and probate lawyer needs to be able to work with clients in what is often one of the more difficult times in their lives.Personal interests:
My personal interests center on my family. I enjoy sports of all kinds, much to my wife's dismay, and am trying to pass on that love to my children. Unfortunately my daughter always roots against whichever team I am rooting for.
Bar Number: 027497
Bar Number: 663516
New England School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2005
Bachelor of Science, 2001
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