Protective Proceedings, Probate, and Estate Planning

With offices located at 601 North Alma School Road, Chandler, Arizona and founded in 1986, the firm has served the community from the same location for over twenty years.

Attorneys Rex Decker and Jeannette Woods, Founders of the Decker & Woods Law Firm in Chandler, AZ.

DO YOU HAVE AN 18-YEAR-OLD OR AN OLDER LOVED ONE WHO NEEDS A GUARDIAN?

When someone reaches the age of 18, they are legally an adult.  Arizona law presumes that every adult is capable of making responsible decisions regarding himself or herself, unless a court determines otherwise.  If you have an older adult who is incapacitated, or if you have a teen who has reached adulthood and needs a guardian, the attorneys at Decker & Woods stand ready to help you determine a course of action to assist your loved ones. We have worked in the probate courts since 1986.  Our attorneys are well-respected in the probate bar and know how to navigate that system.  We are just a phone call away at (480) 821-1012.

Have you lost a loved one and need help handling their estate?

We understand that when you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one, having to go through the process of administering a probate estate or a trust can make an already stressful situation worse. The caring and compassionate attorneys at Decker & Woods are here to guide you through the process.  Call (480) 821-1012 and we will help you through these difficult times.

Do you have a minor with assets needing protection?

Our experienced attorneys can help you put in place the proper protections needed to ensure the safety and protection of a minor’s assets. You give us the facts and we will help you develop a plan for those assets to make sure they are secured for the child’s future use.  Call (480) 821-1012 and set an appointment to meet with one of our attorneys. 

Do you need an Estate Plan, a Will, Powers of Attorney, or a Trust?

People don’t like to think about dying, but tomorrow is not promised to anyone.  If you die without a will, those you leave behind will not only suffer while grieving your loss, they will also have to devote time and attention to gathering your assets and deciding who gets what.  This can lead to many problems, including in-fighting, and can cause an enormous amount of distress, delay, and expense as they go about dealing with your estate. If you don’t have a will in place at the time of your death, you will have opened up the possibility of a long and protracted legal battle between your relatives, friends and partners. The only way to ensure that your loved ones will benefit from your estate according to your wishes is to leave instructions as to how you want things.  This is done by preparing a will.

Plan ahead and provide instructions for your loved ones.  We draft Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney so that you can avoid the burdens of the Arizona Courts. If you already have estate planning documents in place, you might consider having them updated.  Laws change from time to time, so scheduling a review of your documents is a good idea to make sure your estate plan will work the way you want it to.  If you don't have these documents, or if you have documents that should be reviewed and updated, call Decker & Woods now at (480) 821-1012 and schedule a consultation.