We provide the legal services you need for your family and business. As you begin to deliberate who will inherit your property or care for your children should you be unable to do so, we can counsel you so that your estate plan represents your wishes for your family and the property you have worked hard to protect. And, if a loved one has passed, we can guide you through the probate process. If you’re starting a business or charity, we can guide you through the process from start to finish.
Do you have a Will, Living Trust, Powers of Attorney, or Health Care Directives? If not, it’s time to create an estate plan.
Estate planning is about two things: 1) what happens if you pass away and 2) what happens if you become incapacitated. Do you know what would happen in these situations if that happened to you? Every person should have an estate plan that they create because if you don’t create a plan, the state will create one for you.
A well-drafted estate plan ensures that your assets go to the right people, not the people selected by state law. By creating a Last Will and Testament or Revocable Living Trust, you are choosing who inherits your assets and under what circumstances. Creating an estate plan is especially critical for parents with minor children a Last Will and Testament is the only place you can name a guardian to care for your children if you are unable.
An estate plan also gives direction regarding your wishes if something were to happen to you. By creating Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives you can ensure that the right people of your choosing can make your critical health care and financial decisions if you are unable.
Estate planning is about making decisions about the most important people in your life – your family. It’s about family security, having a plan for the future, and peace of mind.
Arizona Probate and Estate Administration
Handling someone’s affairs after passing can be a stressful situation. Not only are you grieving, but you are also navigating an often confusing landscape, trying to do the right thing and get everything done.
We can help take some of that burden off of your shoulders. We want to help you understand the Arizona probate and estate administration process. We can talk to you about the different types of probate and estate administration procedures available and help you determine what is necessary for your situation. Every situation is different, and we can provide as little or as much help as your situation requires.
Learn more about Arizona probate.
Business Formation, Operation and Succession
From starting your business to exiting your business and everything in between, we’ve got your business needs covered. We form limited liability companies, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships, nonprofit corporations, and 501(c)(3) charities. Once your company is formed, we can help you with your operational business legal needs including preparing employment agreements, independent contractor or consulting agreements, nondisclosure agreements, promissory notes, and more.
We also provide legal services relating to Arizona real estate, including real estate purchases, sales and commercial lease drafting and review.
In addition, every business should have an exit plan – regardless of whether a business owner plans to exit his or her business tomorrow or twenty years from now. By planning your exit strategy now with a Buy-Sell Agreement, you can be sure that you can exit your business the way you want, whenever that may be. We can also help you sell your business by preparing and negotiating Asset Purchase Agreements.
Charities & Nonprofit Corporations
We believe in giving back to our community and are inspired by others that do too. We can guide you through the process of starting your nonprofit organization and then becoming a 501(c)(3) organization. We offer flat-fee nonprofit corporation formation services and services to prepare your organization’s 501(c)(3) application.
Learn more about the Neal Law Firm’s charity and nonprofit corporation services.