Attorney at Law Magazine's Phoenix Estate Planning Local Legal Authority.
Becky Cholewka founded Cholewka Law in 2010 in downtown historic Gilbert, Arizona. She realized the importance of estate planning when her dad died when she was only 19. Through the years she has seen the benefits of great planning, and the nightmare of poor planning. She is passionate about being an advocate—and a voice—for clients and their families.
Cholewka was selected as a featured author for “The Family Estate Planning and Elder Law Guide.” She was chosen to participate in this national research project for her accomplished career in the field of estate planning. She is the WealthCounsel Arizona Forum Facilitator where she is responsible for the mentoring and continuing education of estate planning attorneys in Arizona. In July she was selected from WealthCounsel’s 4,000 attorney members for its “Award for Collaboration.” This award is for sharing her expertise, solutions, resources and time with fellow members. Earlier in 2019 she was recognized for “Excellence in Estate Planning Law” by Lawyers of Distinction.
Cholewkais actively involved in her local community. She serves as an elected Board Member for the Power Ranch Homeowner’s Association, is a member of the Mariposa Point Assisted Living Advisory Board and is the former President of the Small Business Alliance. She is also an active member and volunteer at Rock Point Church.
Cholewka and her husband Rick have been married more than 25 years and have lived in California, Ohio, and have called Arizona “home” since 2003. She has a 11-year-old son named Will. Becky enjoys domestic and international travel, gourmet dining, action movies, reading mystery and history books, and watching all types of sports.
Estate planning in Phoenix can be a challenging process. It’s a necessary step if you prefer to control your assets and determine how they’re distributed in your absence. If you’ve ever scrambled to help your aging parents get their financial affairs in order, you understand what can happen if you delay the inevitable.
You struggle to locate and gather relevant financial documents. If your parents have memory issues, you worry that you might be missing something important. You encounter added stress when you feel pressured by a real or imagined deadline. That’s why it’s a prudent idea to contact a Phoenix financial planning attorney before the timing becomes crucial.
Some families delay estate planning because of the personal and emotional challenges. The process forces you to deal with family issues, financial concerns, and end-of-life matters you might not want to think about. When you have substantial assets or a complicated family structure, planning efforts require time, energy and critical decision-making. Financial planning attorneys in Phoenix understand the difficulties. They use their training, knowledge, and expertise to make the estate planning process as simple as possible.
Your Phoenix estate planning lawyer can implement safeguards to reduce the estate taxes that can consume your savings and assets. Attorneys use a variety of financial instruments and procedures to accomplish this goal.
Wills are traditional estate planning tools that ensure your assets are distributed according to your preferences. Phoenix Estate planning attorneys work with you to document your wishes. They formalize them using the estate planning instruments, guidelines, and procedures compatible with Arizona’s laws.
When you’re young or even middle-aged, you might not think about yourself when you consider end-of-life issues. No matter how old you are, it’s important to document your treatment requirements so you can avoid extreme treatment measures you don’t want. Catastrophic accidents, serious illnesses, and end-of-life issues occur at all ages. If you have strong concerns about life support, resuscitation, or other medical procedures, an estate planning attorney in Phoenix can formalize your wishes.
When you spend a lifetime building assets to pass on to your family, financial planning is the next important step. Whatever your age, marital status, parental status, or financial situation, a Phoenix financial planning attorney can work out a personalized strategy that accomplishes your financial preferences.