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A Lifetime Relationship

The attorneys at Holdsworth Law Firm believe in providing traditional legal care. That means we work feverishly to create long-term personal relationships and encourage questions and communications with the members of our firm.

Our firm provides comprehensive legal services in the Estate Planning field that focuses on two related areas: Trust, Will and Ancillary Document Preparation and Trust Administration and Probate.

Trust, Will and Ancillary document preparation

Proper estate planning will ensure that all of your affairs are handled in accordance with your wishes without the long delays, high costs, court involvement and public scrutiny encountered in all probate court proceedings. Large tax savings, although a substantial consideration, are by no means the only benefit estate planning offers, or even the most important. Proper planning will also give you peace of mind knowing that your loved ones will be well taken care of should you die or become incapacitated. Preserving your assets and keeping your estate out of the courts is our primary goal.

Estate planning is no longer a subject reserved only for the wealthy. Current laws make many homeowners in Arizona without an estate plan subject to the jurisdiction of the probate courts in the event of death. The laws encourage, however, the creation of living trusts, because they ease the congestion in the courts and allow your family members to handle your affairs in private. In my experience, people want to plan their personal and financial affairs, (or at least know they should) but never get around to doing so because of the intimidating complexity of estate planning. I hope that the information I have provided to you will give you confidence to start an estate plan.

Trust Administration and Probate

We understand that things do not always go to plan. Regardless of the problem, Holdsworth Law Firm, P.C. remains dedicated to ensuring that the final wishes of your loved one are honored and respected. If you need legal assistance after the passing of a loved one, please contact our firm for a FREE consultation where we will troubleshoot the problem and provide our opinion on the appropriate course for resolution. As always, we will be frank in our legal advice and fees.

Real Estate Transactions

For most individuals and small businesses, a real estate purchase is a substantial investment, sometimes the largest and most significant investment an individual will make in his or her life. Transactions involving real estate have the potential for unexpected legal complications. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to help you avoid these complications and protect your real property investment. Contracts involving real estate are often heavily negotiated. We routinely counsel clients as they navigate complex real estate transactions. Our attorneys assist clients in a wide array of real estate matters ranging from basic residential property transfers to more complex and highly sophisticated commercial developments, acquisitions, leasing, and financing transactions. Amongst other things, we can draft or review purchase/sale agreements, commercial leases, real estate deeds, CC&Rs, and easements, and we will assist you with issues such as financing, due diligence, title insurance, and closings.

Business Law

Whether you are planning to start your own business, or you want advice regarding your current business, our attorneys can assist you. From formation to dissolution, we help business owners save money, minimize legal expenses, and avoid legal obstacles. Starting a new business venture can be a daunting task, whether it is a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), partnership or other form of business entity. Our experienced attorneys can assist you with your business planning, organization, and formation needs, such as helping you select the appropriate form of business entity or organization, as well as drafting shareholder agreements, LLC operating agreements, and other organizational and governance documents. Once your business has been established, we continue to help it grow by advising on all aspects of business operations and help ensure that your business assets are protected from both outside and inside risks.