Planning for your own long-term security as well as the continued well-being of your loved ones after your death is an extremely important, and sometimes overwhelming, responsibility. The issues of possible disability during your lifetime, long-term illness, and death, are not easy topics for anyone to have to consider.

The complexities of estate laws and the countless options available in an estate plan can lead many people to put off this important task until it’s too late. However, with experienced and knowledgeable legal help to guide you, it can be accomplished.  I can design a personalized estate plan that will lay a solid foundation for providing the protection you need during your lifetime and, the protection of those you love, after your death.

Proper estate planning involves more than executing a simple will. It provides detailed instructions for your care in the event of disability or long-term illness, establishes who will receive your assets at the time of your death and how they are received; avoids probate or minimizes or the cost of probate; minimizes or eliminates estate taxes; determines who cares for minor children at your death, and allows you to maintain control of your assets both during your life and after your death. Experienced and knowledgeable legal representation for these issues is a necessity if you want to avoid some unintended bad results.

As an experienced Phoenix estate planning attorney, I utilize the following tools to accomplish my clients’ goals:

  • Revocable Trusts
  • Wills
  • Irrevocable Trusts
    • QTIP
    • ILIT
    • IDGT
  • Living Wills
  • Financial Powers of Attorney
  • Healthcare Powers of Attorney

I also focus on asset protection, which includes preservation of your property from creditors and predators that complies with Arizona and Federal laws.

As an experienced Phoenix estate planning attorney, I will develop a personalized, well thought out estate plan that accomplishes your goals and addresses your particular circumstances. My objective is to take the uncertainty out of estate planning by explaining your options and opportunities, and then applying those into a comprehensive, but very practical and well-designed estate plan.

I believe that my clients deserve a plan that will accomplish the goals expressed to me, and I am committed to making sure that happens by maintaining involvement through the process and, more importantly, after the documents are signed.

If you or someone you know in Phoenix or Scottsdale, Arizona, or surrounding cities and counties, needs the assistance of an experienced estate planning lawyer, call Attorney William Graves today at (602) 424-6161 for your free consultation with a trusted Arizona estate planning attorney.


Call my office at 602-414-6161 for a free Estate Planning Informational Packet. This packet includes an audio CD that discusses the essentials of estate planning, including the opportunities that currently exist in the law to benefit you and those close to you, as well as the problems that exist in many estate plans when done incompletely or not updated on an annual basis.

My clients tell me that they found listening to this CD before our initial consultation to be extremely helpful in helping them decide what kind of plan they may need and also in making our time together more productive. The materials also include a schedule of my fees, which will make much more sense to you after listening to the audio CD, which explains what is included in each level of planning that I offer.