Easton Law, Estate & Business Planning
Intentional, thoughtful estate and business planning - keeping your family out of court and out of conflict.
Navigating the maze of legal and financial decisions you face to protect yourself, your family, your business, and your legacy can be overwhelming. We’re here to take that weight off your shoulders.
Legacy Planning, Eastmark Arizona
At Easton Law, Estate & Business Planning, we provide the following legal services.
Do you know beyond a shadow of a doubt what would happen legally and financially to you, your loved ones, your money, and everything else you care about if something unexpected happened to you?
If you have an estate plan and it is out of date, your assets could be lost to the state department of unclaimed property, or to an unnecessary and public court process. If you do not have an estate plan, then your state has a plan for you, and it might not be what you want. The bottom line is: if you do not know exactly what would happen to everyone you love and everything you own, the first step is to find out so that you can make intentional and thoughtful decisions going forward.
How do we help?
We meet together for your Family Wealth Planning Session where the sole purpose is to get you more informed. Before your Planning Session, you will complete your Family Wealth Inventory & Assessment, which will help you get clear about what you own and what you have to think about when it comes to planning for the well-being and care of your loved ones and your belongings.
If you decide the current state of affairs is unacceptable, and if we both decide that it is a fit to work together, we will design an estate plan together that will best shit the needs of your family.
The foundation of your estate plan will often include a revocable living trust, which, when done correctly and maintained over time, should help your family avoid the cost and delay of the public probate process and minimize or eliminate estate taxes.
Can I DIY my Estate Plan?
Unfortunately, most DIY plans do not work because much of what passes for estate "planning" is little more than word processing. You answer a few automated questions and then the drafter (normally software, not a human being) decides which "plan" is right for you and the template document may not actually reflect your needs or situation whatsoever. This isn't estate planning, it is little more than a "search and replace."
We are Professional Estate Planners.
Becky Easton, your Personal Family Lawyer® at Easton Law, PLLC will educate you and take the time to get to know you, your family, your concerns, your goals and your issues.
Becky will also gladly and patiently answer all your questions to design an estate plan exactly right for you meant to keep your loved ones out of court and out of conflict.
Planning for Your Children
Without Proper Planning, Here's What Could Happen:
· Your children could be placed into the care of strangers while the authorities figure out what to do (yes, even if you have a will in place and even if you have a living trust). It’s true that this would likely only be temporary, but trust us: you never want your children in the arms of strangers, not even for a minute.
Business and Asset Protection
· Will you be signing loan documents, a personal guaranty or a lease in the near future?
· Do you have rental properties or employees?
· Are you an attorney or physician?
· Do you work in construction or perform professional services?
· Are you getting married soon?
· Are you or will you be getting married and you have children from a prior marriage or separate property assets?
Here’s the thing: All of these activities are activities we want to see you do more of!
But we do not want you to create a negative impact on your life or your future.
How you can take Maximum Risk with Minimum Worry
This is where we come in. We set up your estate planning in proper ways to ensure that you can take maximum risk with minimum worry.
We assist our clients in determining the appropriate level of asset protection planning for their particular circumstances. We will consider insurance, prenuptial agreements, asset segregation, choice of jurisdiction, gifting, LLCs, partnerships, corporations, and asset protection trusts.
There are many different strategies to accomplish the protection of your assets both while you are alive and for your family after you are gone. To find out which strategies may be right for you, schedule your Family Wealth Planning Session and we will talk about it one-on-one.
Legacy Planning Lawyer
About Easton Law, Estate & Business Planning
Easton Law was founded to create long-standing, trusted relationships with our clients, enabling them to live intentional lives and run intentional businesses. We are here to help women, entrepreneurs, and families of all types in Arizona and Colorado. No matter what your family looks like, we will help you design a plan that achieves your goals for yourself and your loved ones today, and for years to come.
Legacy Planning Legal Team
Meet the team
Our team is excited and ready to help you!
Founder, Managing Attorney
Attorney Becky Easton is an Arizona native. Born and raised in Tucson and graduating from the University of Arizona with Psychology and Spanish Linguistics degrees, she chose to pursue a career in law after several in corporate America. Graduating from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law in 2011, she ultimately made her way back to the Phoenix Valley to build her practice. Becky focuses on educating her community, working directly with her clients to help them plan for and protect their future. Actively involved in her community, Becky is admitted to practice in both Arizona and Colorado, and currently serves on the Eastmark Residential Association and the House of Refuge Planned Giving Committee.
Social Media and Marketing Coordinator
Andrea joins the team virtually from Panama and is our master of all things social media. When not working with us, she’s enjoying time with her husband and two kids.