Wills, Trusts, & Estates 

Preparing even a basic will can be daunting, but by utilizing the services of an Attorney you can be confident that your wishes are carried out. Whether it has been awhile since you’ve updated your will, or you created a will with a self help service and would like a qualified attorney to look over your will contact the Law Office of Mike Penrod. 

 

WE OFFER the FOLLOWING WILL SERVICES:

  • Consultation
  • Draft Will
  • Review and Update Existing Will

If you or a loved one is considering preparing their Last Will and Testament, Mike Penrod can help ensure your estate and loved ones are protected.

Available in Navajo and Apache Counties including  Show Low, Holbrook, Winslow, Snow Flake, Taylor, Pinetop-Lakeside and St. Johns. 

Trusts and Wills are legal documents that are part of an estate plan that ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes upon your death. In many situations both a Trust and Last Will and Testament are recommended to protect your loved ones.

A trust unlike a will can be in effect while the grantor is still alive and often will contain sub-trust that are not funded until the death of the grantor.

Decisions about how to construct your estate planning can often become convoluted or leave a burden to your loved ones if no preparation is taken. The Law Office of  Mike Penrod can assist you in creating an administering your estate planning.

If you or a loved one is considering preparing their Last Will and Testament or a Trust, Mike Penrod can help ensure your estate and loved ones are protected.

Available in Navajo and Apache Counties including  Show Low, Holbrook, Winslow, Snow Flake, Taylor, Pinetop-Lakeside and St. Johns.

The term power of attorney (POA) refers to a legal authorization that gives a designated person the power to act for someone else. As such, a POA gives the agent or attorney-in-fact the authority to act on behalf of the principal. The agent may be given broad or limited authority to make decisions about the principal’s property, finances, investments, or medical care.

There are two main types of POAs, financial and health care—both of which provide the attorney-in-fact with general or limited powers.

If you or a loved one is considering designating a Power of Attorney, Mike Penrod can help ensure your estate and loved ones are protected.

Available in Navajo and Apache Counties including  Show Low, Holbrook, Winslow, Snow Flake, Taylor, Pinetop-Lakeside and St. Johns.

Living wills are written, legal instructions regarding your preferences for medical care if you are unable to make decisions for yourself. Advance directives guide choices for doctors and caregivers if you’re terminally ill, seriously injured, in a coma, in the late stages of dementia or near the end of life.

By planning ahead, you can get the medical care you want, avoid unnecessary suffering and relieve caregivers of decision-making burdens during moments of crisis or grief. You also help reduce confusion or disagreement about the choices you would want people to make on your behalf.

If you or a loved one is considering preparing a Living Will, Mike Penrod can help ensure your medical preferences are protected.

Available in Navajo and Apache Counties including  Show Low, Holbrook, Winslow, Snow Flake, Taylor, Pinetop-Lakeside and St. Johns.

Probate is the court-supervised process of transferring assets from a deceased person’s individual ownership to the heirs.  If the deceased person left a will, the probate registrar will examine the will to determine whether it is admissible in court.  Without a valid will, the default state laws will control.

The probate process involves extensive drafting and exchange of legal documents.  Even a very simple probate may require an overwhelming amount of paperwork. 

Under Arizona law, the general rule is that if the deceased person owned more than $100,000 of equity in real estate, or more than $75,000 of personal property (including physical possessions and money), then a probate action is required to transfer the assets to the heirs.

While will contests are among the most common types of probate litigation, there are other matters that may need to be resolved through litigation. Many of these involve failures or breaches of duty on the part of the executor or the trustee.

Some common examples include:

  • Mismanagement of the estate or trust, such as failure to preserve assets for the beneficiaries
  • Failure to perform the statutory duties of an executor, such as filing taxes on behalf of the estate
  • Failure to carry out the duties of the trustee as set forth in the trust documents, such as making scheduled payments to beneficiaries
  • Misappropriation of assets from a trust or estate, generally by converting assets intended for beneficiaries for personal use by the executor/trustee or someone else

Breach of fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries of a trust or estate, such as placing his or her own interests above those of the beneficiaries Failures and breaches like the ones listed above can be grounds for removal of a trustee or executor.

If you or a loved one is concerned about how an estate is being handled, Mike Penrod can help ensure your rights as beneficiary are protected.

Available in Navajo and Apache Counties including  Show Low, Holbrook, Winslow, Snow Flake, Taylor, Pinetop-Lakeside and St. Johns.

With 25 years of experience in Navajo and Apache Counties, it is extremely important that you are competently represented throughout the process by a criminal defense attorney who will fight for the best possible outcome for you and your family.

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