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Scottsdale Estate Planning Attorney

Grant N. McKeehan, PLC – Skilled Estate Planning in Scottsdale, Arizona

The thought of what will happen to your assets and property after you pass away may seem too morbid to think about, but every knowledgeable lawyer—or anyone who has experienced the hassle of property distribution—can tell you that the sooner you act, the better it is for everyone involved. Regardless of whether you have a small or substantial amount of property to your name, your family and loved ones deserve to be well cared for after you pass away. The time to get your estate in order is now and consulting with a Scottsdale estate planning lawyer at your earliest convenience is the first step to take.

As the founding attorney of Grant N. McKeehan, PLC, Attorney Grant N. McKeehan has practiced estate law in Arizona for over a decade. With a sound legal foundation from Arizona State University College of Law, where he graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctorate in 2003, Grant strives to provide responsive legal counsel to each client as he guides them through the estate planning process. He has since proven his ethical behavior and excellent knowledge of estate law to both clients and peers alike. No matter how complex the issue may be, he is capable of working it out and helping his clients organize their property clearly and legally so that they are prepared and their loved ones are cared for.

Estate Planning FAQ

Scottsdale, Arizona Office Location:
4204 North Brown Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(602) 842-0947

Tips for Estate Planning in Scottsdale, Arizona

A major area of estate law that you may need to address is trusts and estates. One of the first things you should do in your estate planning endeavor is to draft a straightforward, unambiguous will so that no dispute can arise over the distribution of your properties after your death. The more clear and detailed your will is, the easier the estate administration process will be. Estate administration is the distribution of your assets and properties after you have passed away, which is handled by an estate administrator.

You can appoint your own estate administrator or powers of attorney before you pass on, or else one will be appointed by the court. It may also be wise for you to establish a trust for the benefit of one of your loved ones. A trust agreement places certain of your property and/or assets under the care of a trustee on behalf of a beneficiary, who will receive the benefits of that trust. It is vital that you designate a reliable and honorable trust administrator to handle these affairs, so speak with a Scottsdale estate planning lawyer at Grant N. McKeehan, PLC right away for the counsel and legal assistance you need.

Scottsdale Lawyer for Real Estate & Business Law

Grant is also experienced in real estate law pertaining to estate planning. He could assist you in cases that involve purchase and sale agreements, deeds of trust, commercial leases, short sale negotiation and more. He could also represent you in a business law case involving asset or stock purchase and sale agreements, LLC formation and LLC operating agreements. These legal areas are detailed and a single mistake could damage the outcome of your estate plans, so be sure to retain an estate lawyer from the outset.

If your estate requires an estate planning attorney skilled in federal tax planning, Grant is capable of providing the counsel and guidance you need. He is experienced in federal income, estate and gift tax planning, or could assist you with resolving the tax consequences of foreclosures. Or, if you need to achieve cancellation of debt, he could help you in that area as well. Grant also understands IRS liens and levies, as well as IRS offers in compromise, so contact the firm for excellent legal representation in federal tax law.

The cancellation of debt is critical for anyone who has become overwhelmed with debt. While debt cancellation may seem like a straightforward decision, most of these cancellations are taxable as income. There are certain situations where the cancellation of debt is not taxable, and a lawyer can help you avoid the additional taxes that some people face. It is important to schedule a consultation before you decide whether to follow through with debt cancellation or not so that you can make an educated decision.

Contact an Estate Planning Attorney in Scottsdale, AZ

All in all, the best way to ensure that your hard work will have the desired outcome is by hiring an estate planning attorney with extensive experience in all legal areas pertaining to estate law. The lawyers at Grant N. McKeehan, PLC could answer any questions you may have and guide you step-by-step through your legal process as you prepare your assets for the future. The key to planning your estate as quickly and effectively as possible is to retain an attorney who will communicate clearly and help you understand what options are best for you. Attorney Grant McKeehan continuously seeks to be responsive to every client, and he takes the time to ensure that his clients know exactly what is being done for them.

If you are an individual, a family or a small business, contact a Scottsdale estate planning lawyer at Grant N. McKeehan, PLC right away to schedule an appointment regarding trusts and estate planning. The help you need and deserve is only a phone call away.

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Grant N. McKeehan, PLC - Scottsdale Estate Planning Attorney
Located at 4204 North Brown Avenue Scottsdale, AZ 85251. View Map
Phone: (888) 913-8943 | Local Phone: (602) 791-6174.