Probate, Estate Planning & Guardianship


Trusts can address and solve a wide variety of estate planning problems through use of various types of trusts.

A trust is a different way of holding property. It separates control over an asset from the benefits of owning it. The intelligent use of trusts can help you minimize estate tax liability, provide for a favorite charity, plan for the next generation of family business management, or assure the financial security of disabled or vulnerable children. We can advise you about charitable remainder trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, special needs trusts, revocable living trusts, or many other trust instruments designed to meet very specific estate planning goals.

Some families will benefit as well from community property agreements, postnuptial or premarital agreements, or other documents that can vary the provisions of Arizona law related to the disposition of property upon divorce or death.

For further information, contact Michael W. Margrave and Laura M. Trujillo at our AV- rated* law firm.

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