Wills and Living Wills

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Question: I am on a fixed income. we need to setup a will or trust. My wife is older than I and we want to have our wishes setup in legal order for our benefactors. We have grown children from previous marriages. Since AZ is a survivor right state, God forbid, if something were to happen to us both, we want legal docs in place for the kids to be governed by. How can we proceed in setting this legal process in motion?

Answer: In order to set up a will, it may be in your best interest to consult with an attorney who is licensed and practices in the area of Trusts and Estates. A list of attorneys and their respective expertise may be located at the Arizona Bar website (http://www.azbar.org/). If you chose to create your own living will, a “sample” living will may be found on the State Legislature’s website A.R.S. § 36-3262 (http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ars/36/03262.htm) which you can modify according to your wishes. A.R.S. § 36-3201 (http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ars/36/03201.htm) provides definitions you may find helpful when interpreting your living will.

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