Creating an estate plan is not just a practical endeavor, it is also a gift you give to those you love. A well thought out estate plan does protect your hard-earned assets and it also protects your loved ones in the event you become incapacitated and after you are gone. Given everything your estate plan can do for you and your loved ones, care should be taken when selecting an attorney to help you create your plan. At Morris Hall PLLC we are committed to helping our Prescott, Arizona friends and neighbors create an estate plan that achieves all of their estate planning goals.
The City of Prescott, Arizona covers just over 45 square miles and serves as the county seat of Yavapai County. As of the 2010 Census, Prescott had 39,843 year around residents.
In 1864 Prescott was designated as the capital of the Arizona Territory, replacing the temporary capital at Fort Whipple. The Territorial Capital was moved to Tucson in 1867. Prescott again became the Territorial Capital in 1877, until Phoenix became the capital in 1889.
The original site for the town of Prescott was selected by the Territorial Governor at the time, Governor John Noble Goodwin. Prescott was to serve as the Territorial Capital from 1864 to 1867 and then again from 1877 to 1889. The town was named in honor of historian William H. Prescott and was officially incorporated in 1881.
Prescott also has a place in western folklore thanks to a town resident by the name of Virgil Earp. Virgil, the older brother of Wyatt Earp, lived in Prescott in 1879 and told his brother about the boom town of Tombstone, Arizona. Rumor also has it that Doc Holliday spent time in Prescott, as well, before he moved on to Tombstone.
Much of the town’s history can be studied at the Sharlot Hall Museum as well as the Smoki and Phippen museums. For those who enjoy historic buildings, Whiskey Row in downtown Prescott is a must-see with its numerous historical buildings, including The Palace. The Palace, Arizona's oldest restaurant and bar, remains the oldest frontier saloon in Arizona.
Morris Hall PLLC in the Prescott, Arizona Community
The attorneys and staff at Morris Hall PLLC are proud to service the Prescott, Arizona community. Because estate planning is an ongoing process, we believe we serve our clients best by developing lifelong relationship with them that allow us to be there when life events prompt estate planning changes. We are honored to be part of the community and equally honored to be able to serve the residents who live there.
One of the many reasons that we strive to create lifelong relationships with our clients is that estate planning is a lifetime endeavor. The plan you create when you are a young adult will inevitably need to be reviewed and revised several times over the course of your lifetime to reflect the changes in your life. For example, your original Last Will and Testament will need to be updated when you marry and/or become a parent. As the parent of a minor child, you may elect to establish a trust to safeguard your child’s inheritance until such time as he/she is old enough to legally inherit from your estate. A trust may also be able to help you with probate avoidance, asset protection, and incapacity planning. As you age, you may decide to incorporate a Medicaid planning component into your estate plan as well as merge your retirement plans with your estate plan to ensure that they do not conflict with each other. Finally, you will likely want to execute an advance directive to ensure that your wishes are respected with regard to end of life care and you may even decide to create a funeral and burial component within your estate plan to make sure your wishes are honored after you are gone. At the Prescott, Arizona law firm of Morris Hall PLLC, we plan to be with you throughout the course of your lifetime to ensure that your estate plan reflects your needs and desires.
If you have additional questions or concerns about estate planning, or wish to get started on your plan today, contact an experienced estate planning attorney at Morris Hall PLLC by calling 888-222-1328 to schedule your appointment today.