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Surprise, AZ Will & Trust Lawyers

Welcome to HagEstad Law Group, your trusted Will & Trust Lawyers in Surprise, Arizona. We provide comprehensive legal services for estate planning, wills, trusts, and more. Contact us today for expert guidance and peace of mind.


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David and his law firm helped me settle on some real estate discrepancies. He is very professional and polite. I highly recommend his services!!

Jay Lofland


We needed some legal advice for real estate information and we were able to get quick and accurate service that helped us with the purchase . Highly recommend this professional team!

Marie Payne


My appointment with David and his staff was relaxing and informative. The process has resulted in a better understanding of why we needed to consider a living trust. The offer of a free consultation was beneficial since it provided both parties with an understanding of our needs. The finished binder layout gives one a clear overview of what was accomplished.

Ross Jones


Why Do I Need a Will and a Trust?

It is important to understand that, even if you establish a Trust, you still need a Last Will and Testament. Why? Because there are still going to be some things that you own outside of the Trust. Maybe it is a car, maybe there is some real estate, a business, etc… Whatever it is, that Asset will likely be considered a “probate asset”. You do not want that, which is exactly why you established a Trust in the first place.

At HagEstad Law Group, this is why we always advise our Surprise Wills & Trusts clients that just because you have a Trust does not mean you any longer need a Last Will & Testament. You do. However, there is a key distinction between a standard Last Will & Testament and a Last Will & Testament that is made in conjunction with a Trust: The Pour Over Provision.

What is a Pour Over Provision in a Will?

The Pour-Over Provision is a catch-all provision in an attempt to save your assets not held in the name of the Trust from becoming subject to Probate. As part of life, we know that you are going to continue to purchase and dispose of assets in your own personal name, rather than in the name of the Trust. Why? Because life happens. Sometimes you forget or inadvertently take an asset of value in your personal name. It happens.

This is why the Pour-Over provision is so important in order to capture those remaining assets so that your Estate does not become subject to Probate. After all, this is why we are establishing Trust in the first place, right?

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Our attorneys can answer your questions and provide the legal advice you need to make informed decisions.

Our Will & Trust Legal Process

Our dedicated team of Surprise Will & Trust Lawyers is here to guide you through the legal process with expertise and care. When you choose our firm, you can expect a comprehensive and streamlined approach to your estate planning needs. Our process includes:

Our Estate & Probate Law Legal Process

Initial Consultation

We begin with a personalized consultation to understand your unique needs and goals.

Evaluation and Planning

Our experienced attorneys carefully evaluate your situation and develop a customized plan tailored to your objectives.

Document Drafting

We meticulously draft wills and trusts, ensuring all legal requirements are met and your wishes are accurately reflected.

Review and Explanation

We guide you through the documents, ensuring you understand their implications and addressing any questions or concerns you may have.

Execution and Implementation

We assist with the proper execution of your will and trust, ensuring their validity and effectiveness.

Ongoing Support

We provide continued support and guidance, adapting your estate plan as needed and keeping it up to date.

Why Put Your Trust In Us?

Why Choose HagEstad Law Group Surprise Will & Trust Lawyers?

Choosing the right attorney for your will and trust needs is crucial, and at HagEstad Law Group, we strive to exceed your expectations. Here's why you should choose our Surprise Will & Trust Lawyers:


Expertise and Experience

Our dedicated team of attorneys specializes in wills and trusts, bringing extensive knowledge and experience to every case.


Personalized Approach

We understand that each client's needs are unique, and we provide tailored solutions to ensure your estate plan reflects your specific goals.


Comprehensive Services

From wills and trusts to probate and estate administration, we offer a full range of services to meet all your estate planning needs.

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

Meet Our Surprise, AZ Professional Will & Trust Attorneys

At HagEstad Law Group, our Surprise Will & Trust Attorneys are dedicated to providing exceptional legal services tailored to your needs.

With a deep understanding of estate planning and a commitment to client satisfaction, our attorneys will guide you through the complexities of wills and trusts, ensuring your assets are protected and your wishes are honored.

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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 how your assets will be distributed after your death, while a trust is a legal entity that holds assets for the benefit of designated beneficiaries. Unlike a will, a trust allows for the efficient transfer of assets outside of probate.

Do I need both a will and a trust?

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Yes, it is recommended to have both a will and a trust. While a trust allows for the avoidance of probate, there may still be assets that are not held within the trust. A will ensures that those assets are properly accounted for and distributed according to your wishes.

How often should I review and update my will and trust?

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It is recommended to review your will and trust periodically, especially when significant life events occur such as marriage, divorce, birth, or death in the family. Regular updates ensure that your estate plan remains up-to-date and aligned with your current wishes.