Attorney at Law Magazine's Scottsdale Probate Local Legal Authority.
Father, Husband, Caretaker, Explorer, Author, Historian, Speaker, Attorney & Counselor at Law are all words that have been used to describe Jason May your Phoenix Probate Attorney.
Early on in his legal career Jason thought he was going to be a patent attorney. Then, his Grandma Minnie’s health declined and family strife ensued. After a long and stress filled court battle his family was awarded Guardianship. However, the issues did not end until far after her passing. Most of the issues could have been prevented with proper planning. From this experience he knew what he was directed to do, help people like his Grandma document her goals, dreams and ideas through proper estate planning and help people like his family honor there loved ones wishes.
Jason spends a significant amount of time trying to prevent issues and fix messes that were created before becoming involved. Ideally, his goal is to meet a client or their loved one prior to needing probate. Proper estate planning may prevent the need for probate all together. Proper estate planning is more than just going online and printing out some fill-in-the-blank papers by ABC Document Preparer because even those paying good money through this type of service may not cover all of the issues to properly plan for your estate.
When Jason is not helping his clients avoid the pitfalls of phoenix probate, his family is his priority followed by volunteering. He loves to travel and show his family new places and people. They will take random road trips and explore on the way. History and all the things that make it up is also a passion of his. His wife Holly and he regularly volunteer to teach elementary age children.
Contact Jason today to be your Scottsdale Probate Attorney.
Probate law in Scottsdale involves the legal process behind properly distributing a deceased person’s estate to his or her heirs. This process generally follows these basic steps:
If you’ve been named administrator of a loved one’s estate, it is encouraged that you seek advice from an experienced Scottsdale probate attorney, as they will know the legal ins and outs of the process. Some of the services that a Scottsdale probate lawyer can provide include:
If a person dies without a will, his or her assets will be distributed according to Arizona law. The court will appoint an executor of its choice to oversee the distribution of the assets. Individuals can challenge the will, with the court making a decision as to the appropriate beneficiary for each asset.
According to information from the American Bar Association, the average estate completes the probate process within six to nine months after the initial filing in court. However, this timeline can grow quite a bit if there are challenges to the will or difficulties locating and appraising property belonging to the estate.
Not necessarily. If property is jointly owned, then ownership will remain with the surviving owner. Additionally, non-probate assets such as the proceeds from a life insurance policy, are payable upon death to the beneficiary specified in the policy.
It means that you disagree with the dispensation of assets in accordance to the will for a specific legal reason such as incapacity, fraud, undue influence, or duress. Contesting a will is a legal process of its own and one that requires court filings.