Probate & Estate Planning Services
Experienced Attorney Serving Bullhead City, AZ & Beyond
For over 28 years, Kenneth Sondgeroth has provided reliable, professional legal services in Bullhead City, AZ and communities across Mohave County. His firm represents clients in criminal defense and personal injury matters. Attorney Sondgeroth is experienced in probate and estate planning services, and is committed to helping clients protect their family’s financial future.
Taking the time to plan your estate ensure your wishes are carried out as you would like. Without an estate plan in place, it can leave your family’s financial future vulnerable. Determining how your home, financial assets, and possessions should be divided can be a difficult process. Together, we will work with you to design a strategy that protects your family’s interests.
We represent clients for the following matters:
This is the court-supervised process of passing a decedent’s assets to his or her heirs. Our attorney will work with personal representatives to establish probate, collect and value assets, notify creditors, liquidate and manage assets, and pay liabilities and distribute assets to the heirs. We are here for you through every step of the process, and we are equipped to help you with personal representative representation, beneficiary representation, or avoiding probate altogether.
A last will and testament is a legal document that ensures your wishes are carried out after your death. It controls the division of your individually owned assets and appoints guardians for your minor children. To manage the distribution of your assets according to your will, a personal representative is nominated in your will. The personal representative will work alongside your attorney to administer your estate. If you die without a will or trust, the state will dictate who inherits your money. A will ensures your individually owned assets go to the individuals you want.
A trust provides you with a way to manage your assets while you are alive and can be revocable or irrevocable. It requires the appointment of a trustee, which can be you, the settlor, or another trusted individual or institution. A trust can provide a means to avoid probate after you die. While your will determines where your assets go after you die, a trust controls how those assets are handled and distributed. Together with you, Attorney Sondgeroth will determine which plan best fits your family’s situation. Common types of trusts are: Irrevocable Trusts, Revocable Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, and Charitable Trusts.