The Deason Garner & Hansen Difference
We are a team of esteemed attorneys and paralegals focusing on estate planning and elder law to help families create a plan to maintain control of their money and property. We believe in educating and helping families about legal options so they receive the legal services they need and quality they deserve. For all of your estate planning and elder law needs, the Deason Garner & Hansen of Yuma, AZ, is here for you.
Treating You Like A Member of Our Own Family
Estate planning is the process of creating documentation of your instructions for your assets and your care, upon your incapacitation or death.
What Is Estate Planning?
Estate planning is the process of creating the documentation that identifies your plans and instructions for your assets and your care upon incapacitation or death. We believe that through this process, you can leave more than paperwork; you can leave a legacy. Family stories, recipes, photos, and similar information make up your legacy to pass along to future generations.
Proper estate planning can:
- Minimize taxes, court costs, and legal fees
- Include instructions for your care if you become incapacitated
- Include instructions for passing on your assets
- Include life insurance, disability insurance, and long-term care insurance
- Name a guardian for your children
- Provide for the transfer of your business(es)
- Provide for loved ones in various situations
- Better preserve your estate
- Avoid family disputes
There are various components to an estate plan. A will names the persons who will inherit your property after your death. If you do not have a will, the State of Arizona decides who gets your property. In a will you can also designate guardians for any minor children. If you have significant assets, you may want to consider a living trust. With a living trust, the assets owned by the trust do not go through probate so you can control who receives these assets and when after your death they receive the assets. Your estate plan may also include health care powers of attorney and a living will to ensure that your health care wishes will be properly carried out.
Our primary goals are to help individuals and families:
- Develop a unique plan that works
- Avoid family disputes, excessive taxes, and court hassles and
- Preserve our clients' legacy and assets
In the event of a disability, tragedy, or celebration, everybody needs a plan to ensure that the people they trust have control of their money and other property. With the proper plan in place, you can be assured that your wishes will be carried out as you intended.
The Deason Garner & Hansen practices exclusively in the following areas:
- Trust Administration
- Medicaid qualification
- Fiduciary Services
- Estate planning
- Business Planning
- Gun Trusts
- Special Needs Trusts
The attorneys at the Deason Garner & Hansen are dedicated to serving their clients with experience and compassion. They strive to help provide you with peace of mind before, during, and after life’s most trying times.
We believe in educating and helping families in Yuma and throughout Arizona so they can receive the legal services that they need with the quality that they deserve. To honor this commitment, the attorneys at the Deason Garner & Hansen conduct free monthly seminars in estate planning.
Contact Us Today
By offering a wide variety of services, the Deason Garner & Hansen is happy to help you create your unique estate plan. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
“After researching estate planning, my husband and I contacted Deason Garner & Hansen Law Firm and were pleasantly surprised at the relative ease of setting up a Living Trust. All of the personnel we met at the firm, including but not limited to, Adam and Ashley, went above and beyond their assigned duties to make this happen for us. We feel confident in their expertise in this area and feel that we have made two new friends in Yuma! Thank you!” K. Knight