Douglas Edmunds

Douglas Edmunds

Douglas Edmunds - Personalized Legal Services
  • Bankruptcy, Probate, Estate Planning ...
  • Arizona
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Summary

I take pride in offering honest answers and straight forward solutions to my clients. I do not get involved in legal matters unless your case is legitimate and has true legal merit. My work and my fees are transparent, upfront, and honest. I encourage my clients to contact me directly, and never pass that responsibility off to assistants. Let me show you what personal legal services are like.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Tax Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Intellectual Property
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney - Owner
The Law Office of Douglas G. Edmunds, PLC
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Partner
Buck Edmunds, PLC
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Doug is a founding partner of Buck Edmunds, PLC
Attorney
Buck Law Firm, PLC
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Chief Financial Officer
Stone Security, LLC
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Chief Operating Officer
Stone Alarm, LLC
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Law Clerk, Associate
Winsor Law Firm, PLC
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Legal Assistant
Solomon Professional Association
Education
University of New Hampshire School of Law
J.D. (2005) | Law
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Activities: Editor Pierce Law Review Moot Court
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Arizona State University
B.S. (2002) | Finance
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Professional Associations
University of Phoenix
Professor
- Current
Activities: Teach Contemporary Business Law
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. Can a PR (who is also a beneficiary) withhold inheritance until beneficiary sign a waiver/release/contract?
A: A waiver like this is pretty normal. The Trustee is generally wanting to make final distributions and close the estate. They want the beneficiaries to acknowledge that they have received what they were entitled to, and are not going to try to later sue the Trustee or the Estate. If you have complaints or concerns about how an Estate was managed, speak with an attorney and have it looked. Hopefully everyone wants the same thing - fair treatment and closure.
Q. My father passed away a few weeks ago and my mother is in A assisted living with dementia. We found no will
A: This could be a tricky situation. Life Insurance - it just depends on who the beneficiary of the policy is. If you are the beneficiary, then submission of a death certificate and a little paperwork for the company will be enough. If mom is the beneficiary it is similar, but obviously her condition complicates matters. House - we need to see who is on the title to that house and find out if there is a beneficiary deed in place. Those answers, along with an understanding of what that house is worth and how much money is still owed will allow us to answer that question. Mom - the question here is two part (i) does anyone have a power of attorney for mom right now, and if not (ii) does mom have the capacity right now to sign a power of attorney and actually know what she is doing? Absent good answers to those questions, you might find yourself in the messy world of conservatorships - asking a court to appoint you or someone else to manage mom's affairs. I really hope a power of attorney exists.
Q. Can one attorney handle deed issues in 2 different counties in Arizona?
A: It can be done. The most difficult part of something like this is ensuring that the former spouse can be removed simply. How easy that is depends on how they held title together. Finally, a beneficiary deed might be a better fit than adding daughter to the deed. It depends on the reasons for doing so.
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Contact & Map
The Law Office of Douglas G. Edmunds, PLC
Edmunds Law
1760 E Pecos Road
Suite 332
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Telephone: (480) 603-4988
Fax: (877) 844-0258