Will Drafting Attorneys In Mesa Az

Andrew Compton, Arizona Estate Planning Attorney

What Is A Will?

A will is a legal document that allows you to control how your possessions will be distributed after you pass away. A Last Will also enables you to designate a guardian for your minor children as well as provide instructions and set aside funds for the care of any pets you may have. Check the most frequently asked questions about will drafting in Arizona below.

A person writes a will while he or she is alive, and its instructions are carried out once the individual dies. A will names a still-living person as the executor of the estate, and that person is responsible for administering the estate. The probate court supervises the executor to ensure that he or she carries out the wishes specified in the will.

Dying without a will is known as dying intestate. If you do not have a will when you die, the state will decide how your assets are divided. If you have children or have no legal partner, the distribution of the estate has the potential to become confusing. In extreme cases, everything you own could become the property of the state, simply because there was no legally binding will at the time of death.

A will and a Last Will refer to a document that determines what happens to your property if you die. It sets out who your belongings should go to, how, and who is in charge of making that happen. A Living Will, which is also sometimes known as a Healthcare Directive, lets your loved ones know about any health care decisions that you'd like to be made while you're alive if you're unable to express these wishes when the time comes.

If you don't have a Last Will in place when you die, the government will figure out how to deal with your property. The state will also figure out who should claim guardianship of your children. At Compton Law, we are ready to help you with all aspects of estate planning and administration including trusts and wills. Call us today and let our experience be your guide.

Practice Areas

We Specialize In Estate Planning Law Matters.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning allows you to decide exactly who will benefit from your estate.


Probate in the state of Arizona can become lengthy and time-consuming.


A representative that you delegate to control and manage the estate.

Living Trust

Will help your family avoid probate and save time and money after your death.

Children Protection Trust

Protect the rights of your kids in case of divorce, neglect, abuse, etc.

Small Business Formation

Helps you to navigated through many forms, legal documents for your business.

Medicaid Protection Trust

Legal strategies to help you protect your assets in the event of Long-Term Care.

Power Of

A document to assign an individual to have the right to handle financial affairs.