There are many reasons for having an estate plan of your own. The primary reason is that if you do not have your own plan, the IRS and the state of Arizona will create one for you. They, not you, will decide how your assets are distributed and your estate is administered. The result? You, your heirs and your legacy will likely suffer some painful unintended consequences.
The loss of a loved one is a traumatic event, filled with sadness, stress and anxiety about the future. To make matters worse, it is also a time when critically important financial and legal decisions must be made. At Dyer Bregman & Ferris Law, we understand the powerful emotions families experience during a time of loss, and will use our years of experience as estate administration attorneys to make the process go as smoothly as possible.
It is the court-supervised administration of a decedent’s estate. The process can be anything but simple, depending on the size and nature of the assets to be administered, the number of parties involved, how well those parties get along, and many other issues that may arise. If you have suffered the loss of a family member and are faced with the prospect of dealing with the probate system, you do not have to go through it alone. Our probate attorneys will:
A guardianship is a legal right given to a person to be responsible for the food, healthcare, housing and other necessities of a person who has been deemed fully or partially incapable of providing these necessities for himself or herself.
A conservatorship is a legal right given to a person to be responsible for the assets and finances of a person deemed fully or partially incapable of providing these necessities for himself or herself.
Special needs planning involves much more than special needs trusts. In fact, sometimes a special needs trust is not part of the plan. Special needs planning is needed when planning for an individual under the age of 65 who has a disability.
If you think you may be charged with a crime or have been charged with a crime, what actions you take next could have a great impact on how your case will be resolved. It’s important to have an experienced attorney to guide you through the process to ensure that your rights are protected.
Many people don’t know that Social Security provides benefits based on disability. If you are physically or mentally disabled, and have been unable to work for at least 12 months due to those disabilities, you may apply for Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
We recognize that every accident is different. This is why we provide personal care for all personal injury cases, because no two accidents are alike, so your case is not left to chance. Dyer Ferris takes every step necessary to investigate and pursue your claim, from medical treatment to expert witnesses; a senior level attorney will be handling your claim
When a person dies, his or her estate must go through probate, which is a process overseen by a probate court and probate judge. If the decedent leaves a Will directing how his or her property should be distributed after death, the probate court must determine if it should be admitted to probate and given legal effect. If the decedent dies “intestate”, meaning without a Will, a court appoints a Personal Representative to distribute the decedent’s property according to the laws of the state.
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is the state organization designed to oversee the Arizona Medicaid program known as Arizona Long Term Care Systems (ALTCS). The ALTCS program is designed to assist those in need of either full nursing home care or home and community- based services to assist those people who would otherwise require full nursing home care.