Probate

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Here in Arizona, probate is a legal process to wrap up one’s affairs upon their passing that takes at least four months and often costs thousands of dollars.

Sometimes probate is straight forward and administration goes relatively quickly.

Yet, it seems that, more often than not, the probate process is complicated and full of legal minefields.

Challenging issues that can arise in probate cases include:

  • A will contest (when interested parties argue over what the will says or whether the deceased person was competent when they signed the will)
  • When someone takes possession of estate property they aren’t entitled to
  • debts
  • Unique types of property that are difficult to appraise, manage or sell
  • Claims of entitlement to assets based on alleged oral promises made by the deceased person
  • When disputes arise between the deceased person’s children and the deceased person’s spouse who is not their children’s natural parent (i.e., their step parent) and much more.

Dealing with the passing of a loved one is difficult enough, with emotions running so high and overwhelming feelings of uncertainty and distress.

Contact Arizona Lawyer Julie LaBenz today to get answers to your probate-related questions and see if you can get on a path to save time, money and stress during the probate process.

Call 928-284-0909 to schedule a time to discuss your matter with Julie.

For those facing a Divorce, Julie’s created her 6 Step Case Closed DIY Divorce System.

casecloseIn Julie’s signature Case Closed DIY Divorce System she explains Arizona’s divorce process from start to finish, breaking it down into 6 easy-to-understand steps wherein Julie provides all the needed court forms in a fill-in-the-blank, easy-to-use format along with video tutorials explaining each form and each step of her 6 step process.  

Julie created her 6 step system in an effort to make a DIY divorce less confusing and give spouses the chance to feel more confident in facing what is likely an unknown and scary court process.

Now, those facing a divorce can gain access to legal information about the divorce process created by a divorce lawyer that’s tired of seeing spouses struggle trying to figure out how to get their case through the system from start to finish while also dealing with all of the emotions of a divorce.  

Julie’s system not only explains how to get a case started, but also walks through insider strategies for how to settle a divorce as well as steps to take to prepare for a contested hearing.  

Understand that the Case Closed DIY Divorce System is not a “lawyer in a box” as it is legal information only and was created to provide those facing a divorce case in Arizona with access to legal information about divorce law and procedure beyond what is currently available on the market and to provide a new resource to non-lawyers handling their divorce on their own.

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Julie designed her Comprehensive Package for those facing a highly contested divorce.  Those in Julie’s Comprehensive Program have set appointments to speak with Julie for an hour every week as well as unlimited direct email access to Julie.

In the Comprehensive Program Julie handles nearly everything for the client including drafting and filing all court pleadings, engaging in settlement negotiations and also conducting all court hearings.

Julie accepts clients into her comprehensive program on an application –only basis.  Julie offers her Comprehensive Package for a flat fee monthly amount that does not include any costs.  The monthly fee is determined on a case-by-case basis.  Apply now to see if you are a good fit for the program and, if so, Julie will send you a quote with a proposed monthly flat fee amount and an invitation to set up a phone conference to discuss your questions and how to get started.

Space is very limited.

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After handling several highly contested and super expensive probate litigation cases, Julie couldn’t help but conclude that these divisive legal battles could have been completely avoided if the family member that passed away had engaged in some very basic estate planning.  It was heartbreaking to see what the surviving family members had to go through, knowing all the expense and stress could have been completely (and pretty easily) avoided had the loved one just taken some relatively simple steps.

In searching for a solution to this problem, Julie created her Basic Estate Planning Protection Package and Avoid Probate Strategy Session to give families access to vital legal information plus individualized advice at affordable, flat fee prices.  Click here to learn more.

Julie is available to meet in person for a Basic Estate Planning Protection Package and Avoid Probate Strategy Session in Sedona, Flagstaff, Phoenix and the surrounding areas.  If you’d like Julie to meet with you at your home, please inquire as, often, Julie can accommodate meetings at the client’s home or other requested location.

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