Maricopa County Probate Attorney

Whether family members are in Arizona or out of state, Smith Law Office, P.C., can take over burdens associated with settling the estate after the death of an Arizona resident. Terry Smith is a member of the probate section of the State Bar of Arizona. With 15 years of experience handling probate, she welcomes the opportunity to assist you and your family with administration of a loved one's estate.

Guidance And Representation For Personal Representatives

Perhaps a family member died in Arizona without a will. Smith Law Office, P.C., can help ensure a well-executed, timely resolution of the estate. Perhaps your grandparent or parent, in rapidly declining health, has a will and trusts in place and you need guidance on how to proceed. Ms. Smith can lead you through the steps involved in fulfilling your duties as a personal representative named in a power of attorney, advance health care directive and/or will.

Maricopa County probate lawyer Terry Smith can advise you on how to assume control of bank accounts per terms of a trust, handle real property title transfers, file life insurance claims, arrange for funds such as annuities and IRAs to transfer to the designated beneficiaries and more. She can handle all facets of the probate process in a timely manner.

Estate Planning, Too

Smith Law Office, P.C., also offers a full array of estate planning services. Attorney Terry Smith has prepared wills for firefighters, police officers and military personnel as a service to our country's heroes. She welcomes the opportunity to discuss your estate planning goals and help you craft and formalize appropriate documents, including:

  • A will
  • Powers of attorney
  • An advance health care directive
  • A living will

Prepare for end-of-life care needs and a smooth transfer of assets to beneficiaries - perhaps your spouse, children and/or charitable causes such as your alma mater, church or other faith community, or selected nonprofit organizations. Consult with an experienced lawyer, put the right documents in place and enjoy greater peace of mind about your financial legacy.

Contact Our Maricopa County Probate Law Firm

Whether you are ready to prepare a will or need help with estate administration after the death of a loved one, Smith Law Office, P.C., is prepared to offer clear direction and guidance. Contact a Litchfield Park estate administration lawyer at 480-535-9818 to learn how the law firm can assist you.