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Phoenix Estate & Probate Lawyers: Trusted Legal Guidance for Your Estate and Probate Needs

Secure your legacy and protect your loved ones with our experienced Phoenix estate and probate attorney team. Get peace of mind with HagEstad Law Group.


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The Hagestad law group was amazing in the whole process for our living trust. I found them on yelp they had great reviews and gave them a try. They were fair on their quote and made the process easy and took the time to answer any and all of our questions. From the front desk, staff and lawyer everyone was so friendly and welcoming, gave honest advice and options with pros and cons to those options so I really appreciated that. I would highly recommend them and will definitely be referring to family and friends!

Jasmine Wyatt


5 stars. HagEstad Law Group were great! David H., Shelly (Michelle K) and Mindy they were all great. Very professional. David H. answered all of our questions and he's a wonderful guy. We instantly connected with him. They were able to put together our documents in a week's time due to time constraints. The follow up were awesome. I would recommend them to anyone who needs Estate Planning.

Rowena Brizuela


If you want quality and honest attorney help David HagEstad is the one for you. He makes sure his clients get the best quality representation and advocacy. I will be referring all of my friends and family to HagEstad Law Group, PLLC

Raymond Grim



Estate & Probate Law Services We Provide in Phoenix, AZ

Estate & Probate Law Services

Estate Planning Lawyers

Our estate planning attorneys work closely with you to develop a comprehensive plan for your assets, ensuring your wishes are respected and your loved ones are protected.

Probate Lawyers

Navigating the probate process can be daunting. Our Phoenix probate lawyer will guide you through each step, from filing the necessary documents to finalizing the distribution of assets.

Trust & Estate Administration

Our attorneys are well-versed in administering estates and trusts, ensuring the proper management and distribution of assets in accordance with your wishes.

Estate & Trust Litigation

When disputes arise, our experienced litigators are ready to advocate for your interests, whether it involves challenging a will, defending against claims, or resolving trustee disputes.

Designating Power of Attorney in Phoenix

Designating Power of Attorney in Phoenix

A Power of Attorney (POA) document in Arizona allows you to assign decision-making authority to a trusted individual, known as the Agent or Attorney-in-Fact. As the Principal, you retain control until incapacitation or death. It is important to note that a POA is not a substitute for a will and ceases to be valid upon the Principal's passing.

Understanding Personal Representatives in Arizona Probate Law

In Arizona, a Personal Representative, also known as an Executor, manages a deceased person's estate during probate. The process involves validating the will, distributing assets, and handling other legal obligations. Personal Representatives have no authority until officially appointed by an Arizona probate court, and they have two years from the date of passing to initiate probate proceedings.

Is Probate Necessary in Arizona Law?

Probate is not always required in Phoenix. Arizona law allows for alternative processes, such as Small Estate Affidavits, when real property equity is less than $100,000 or personal property value is less than $75,000. This simplifies the distribution of assets without undergoing the full probate administration process.

Common Arizona Probate Process Disputes

Probate disputes can arise for various reasons, making it necessary to involve the courts to resolve the issues. Some of the most common causes of probate disputes include:

  • Missing or outdated documents: If the will is not found or is out of date, the court must determine how the deceased's estate assets should be divided according to Arizona law.
  • Contested validity or terms of a will: Disagreements about a will's validity or specific terms may prompt family members or beneficiaries to contest the will, requiring the court's intervention to resolve the issue before estate assets can be distributed.
  • Executor mistakes or misconduct: If the estate's executor makes an error or intentionally subverts the deceased's intentions, legal action may be necessary to ensure the deceased's wishes are carried out.
  • Coercion or undue influence: If the deceased signed a will under duress or while experiencing undue influence, the will cannot be considered valid. The courts will examine the evidence to determine if a will is valid or should be discarded.
  • Testator's incapacity: If the testator lacked the necessary capacity to validly execute a will, the will can be challenged and found invalid. Legal assistance is crucial in determining the next steps in this situation.

Why Do You Need an Attorney for Estate & Family Law?

Estate and family law issues are often emotionally charged and legally complex. An experienced attorney can provide invaluable guidance, ensuring your rights are protected and your wishes respected. From drafting comprehensive estate plans to resolving probate disputes, a skilled attorney can help you navigate the legal process and achieve the best possible outcome for your family.

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Our Estate Law Legal Process

At HagEstad Law Group, our estate law legal process involves a systematic approach to ensure that your needs are met effectively and efficiently. Our process includes:

Our Estate & Probate Law Legal Process

Initial Consultation

We begin by discussing your unique situation, goals, and concerns in order to fully understand your needs and expectations.

Comprehensive Analysis

Our experienced attorneys analyze your case, taking into account your specific circumstances, assets, and family dynamics to develop a tailored strategy.

Customized Estate Plan

We create a personalized estate plan, including wills, trusts, and other necessary documents to protect your assets and ensure a smooth transition for your loved ones.

Ongoing Support

As your life circumstances change, we provide ongoing support to update and modify your estate plan as needed, ensuring that it remains effective and aligned with your wishes.

Probate and Trust Administration

If necessary, our attorneys assist with probate and trust administration, guiding you through the complex legal processes and advocating for your best interests, even if it comes to legal representation in Arizona court.

Why Put Your Trust In Us?

Why Choose HagEstad Law Group Estate Law Firm?

Welcome to HagEstad Law Group, the premier Phoenix estate law firm dedicated to providing exceptional legal services in the field of estate planning. Choosing the right law firm is crucial when it comes to protecting your estate, and we are here to guide you through the process with attention to detail and care.


Know-How and Experience

Our team of seasoned attorneys specializes in estate planning, ensuring that you receive top-tier legal counsel tailored to your unique circumstances. With years of experience, we have handled a wide array of estate matters, giving us the knowledge and skillset necessary to provide effective solutions.


Personalized Approach

We understand that estate planning is a highly personal and sensitive matter. That's why we take the time to listen to your goals, concerns, and aspirations. By developing a deep understanding of your needs, we can create customized strategies that align with your wishes and protect your assets for generations to come.


Comprehensive Services

At HagEstad Law Group, we offer a full suite of estate law services to cater to your diverse needs. From drafting wills and trusts to navigating complex probate proceedings, our attorn

G. Patrick HagEstad

G. Patrick HagEstad

G. Patrick HagEstad

  • Licensed in Arizona and Montana
  • AV Preeminent Rated in Litigation, Insurance, and Professional liability by Martindale-Hubbell
David J. HagEstad

David J. HagEstad

David J. HagEstad

  • Licensed in Arizona, Montana, and Texas.
  • President of Surprise Professional Center Office Condo Association
David J. HagEstad

Brien B. Birge

Brien B. Birge

  • Licensed in Arizona and Montana
  • Specialized in Estate Planning & Insurance Litigation

Our Phoenix, AZ Probate & Estate Attorneys

HagEstad Law Group's experienced and dedicated attorneys are committed to providing exceptional legal counsel and personalized service in Phoenix, AZ.

Our team of skilled professionals focuses on various aspects of estate and probate law, ensuring that your needs are met with the highest level of accuracy and care. We take pride in our commitment to client satisfaction and strive to build long-lasting relationships based on trust, integrity, and results.

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What is the difference between a will and a trust?

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A will is a legal document that outlines your wishes for the distribution of your assets and the care of any minor children after your death. A trust, on the other hand, is a legal arrangement where a designated trustee manages assets on behalf of beneficiaries. Trusts can help minimize estate taxes and provide more control over asset distribution.

Can I avoid probate with a living trust?

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Yes, a properly funded living trust can help you avoid probate, as the assets within the trust are transferred directly to the named beneficiaries upon your death, bypassing the probate process.

What happens if I die without a will in Arizona?

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If you die without a valid will in Arizona, your estate will be distributed according to the state's intestacy laws. These laws determine the distribution of assets to your surviving spouse, children, or other relatives, based on a pre-defined order.

How long does the probate process take in Arizona?

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The probate process in Arizona can vary in length, depending on the complexity of the estate, the existence of a valid will, and any disputes or issues that may arise. The process can generally take anywhere from a few months to several years.

How much does it cost to hire an estate & probate lawyer in Phoenix, AZ?

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The cost of hiring an estate attorney in Phoenix, AZ, varies depending on the complexity of your case, the attorney's experience, and the specific services required. It is recommended to discuss fees and costs during your free consultation to better understand the potential expenses involved.