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About Phoenix

Phoenix, located in Maricopa County, is home to over 1,000,000 people and is the largest capital city in the United States. Phoenix is known for its magnificent sunsets. Having derived its nickname from ancient Greece where the land of the Phoenicians was known for its red skies in the morning. Residents proudly refer to themselves as "Phoenicians."

What you Need to Know About Estate Planning

The subject tends to be the most difficult part of estate planning. People want to avoid the question - What will happen when I die? But those who attack the difficult question find a sense of relief knowing there is a plan when they are gone. That's why choosing the right attorney is a must! The Phoenix Estate Planning Lawyers at Platt & Westby, P.C., combine their nearly 40 years of experience to work with individuals to formulate a plan to fit their individual needs.

Estate planning is the way to ensure you and your families' financial goals are met after you pass away. No matter your net worth it is important to have a basic plan in place. What is termed "Estate Planning" has several parts. They include: a will, a trust (if your assets require one), assignment of a power of attorney, and a living will or medical power of attorney.

The golden rule is everybody needs a will. Dying without a will, or "intestate" leaves you no control or say over the distribution of your assets and could be very costly to your heirs. A will is your greatest strength after your death putting the world on notice as to what your individual wishes are. A will is also where you want to name guardians for your children. In addition, depending on your personalized estate plan, a trust may be a good mechanism to protect your assets from creditors and lawsuits while placing conditions on the distribution of your assets. It is also important to discuss your estate plans with your heirs so there is no confusion upon your death. A good estate plan protects you, your assets and your beneficiaries. Let our experienced and skilled Attorneys analyze your personal needs and formulate a plan for you.

Platt & Westby, P.C. is located in the heart of Phoenix at the corner of 7th Avenue and Thomas Road. There are also convenient valley locations in Goodyear, Glendale and Gilbert as well. Call 602-277-4441 today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your future plans.

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