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Probate Law Overview

At GillespieShields, our estate planning and probate law attorneys have 27 years of experience in estate planning and probate law. We believe in working with clients towards a resolution of their reasonable legal goals. We pay close attention to detail and take the time to listen to our clients’ needs. We believe in working through challenges to help our clients achieve an amicable, efficient resolution to their legal concerns.

People often do not take the time or make the effort to plan for disability and death. Many of the issues that arise can be avoided, or at least managed, with a little time and effort. Successful estate planning requires not only the knowledge and experience of an attorney, but also work on the part of the client—especially when it comes to funding trusts and maintaining the designations of beneficiaries. We believe our clients deserve personal attention and estate plans customized to their finances, family situation, and preferences.

We also have ample experience handling matters of probate. Probate litigation processes can become lengthy and unpleasant, so it is necessary to hire an experienced attorney who can handle such matters gracefully and with skill. At GillespieShields, we believe that a nuanced understanding of probate law can make all the difference in a difficult case.

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When estate plans are contested, it can cause lengthy and stressful probate litigation. The counsel of an experienced attorney can help you from becoming overwhelmed.

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Estate Administration

When an individual dies, everything they own becomes part on his/her estate. Estate administration includes gathering and managing the estate (including paying off debts) and then distributing the remainder to the beneficiaries.

When estate plans are contested, it can cause lengthy and stressful probate litigation. The counsel of an experienced attorney can help you from becoming overwhelmed.

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Your Probate Law Team

At GillespieShields we have over 27 years of experience in estate planning and probate law. Estate planning can be a complicated process which involves many different legal strategies. Probate litigation can be even more disconcerting, especially if family animosity is involved. We effectively represent you and strive to keep stress between family members to a minimum. We will carefully guide you through all the legal requirements to help resolve all the legal issues.

Wayne H. Taylor

Wayne is a personable, experienced, down-to-earth attorney, who listens carefully to his clients’ needs and works tirelessly with them towards the achievement of their reasonable legal goals. As he sees it, Wayne’s duty as an attorney is to use his legal knowledge to make life a little fairer for his clients.

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Insightful Articles

It is said that ‘knowledge is power.” Our attorneys draw upon their knowledge of the law and their case experience to empower others with timely, practical and relevant posts and articles.

What Happens in Probate?

What Happens in Probate?

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, probate, appellate, and immigration law. The Probate Process When a person passes away, they leave behind the business of their life. They may involve mortgage payments, medical bills, or...

The Processes of Informal & Formal Probate

The Processes of Informal & Formal Probate

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, probate, appellate, and immigration law. Informal Probate Informal probate begins when you present the court with either an application to probate a will and appoint a personal...

What is an Estate and why do Estate Planning?

What is an Estate and why do Estate Planning?

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, probate, appellate, and immigration law. What is an Estate? When many read or hear the word “estate,” they picture a large castle or manor surrounded by well-maintained, flower-filled...

From Superbowl to Super Attorney

From Superbowl to Super Attorney

Edward G. Hochuli is a man with two high-stake careers. Phoenix Attorney & NFL referee.People across the nation are scheduling tailgate parties, making travel plans and upgrading to the latest high-definition TVs in preparation for this year’s Super Bowl....

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