Experienced Estate Planning Attorneys in Scottsdale, AZ

Whether your concern involves a will, estate taxes, trusts, business succession, liability protection, or any other aspect of estate planning, our attorneys have years of experience in these areas. We can provide you with solutions for developing a comprehensive estate plan that will minimize taxes and make certain that your assets are handled and distributed in the manner most advantageous to you and your family. Call us today to see how we can serve your estate planning needs.

Practice Areas

At Colby & Thornes, we utilize a variety of legal techniques so that we can implement your wishes using all the available legal options. For many years, we have successfully addressed the estate planning and related concerns of our clients in Scottsdale and the surrounding areas so that their wishes are carried out with a minimum of taxes and fees. Here are some of the tools we employ in our estate planning practice.

Estate Administration & Probate

When a person (the decedent) passes away, the assets owned b

Using a Will Instead of a Revocable Trust

Whatever the size of your estate, you’ve worked hard for y

Revocable Trusts

What is a Revocable Trust? A revocable trust is a legal enti

Power of Attorney

At Colby&Thornes, our estate planning and estate adminis

Estate Planning and Incapacity

Proper estate planning involves more than creating documents

Irrevocable Trusts and Life Insurance Trusts

When formulating your estate plan, there are many issues tha

Estate and Gift Tax Filings

When a person passes away, the estate may be required to fil

Business Succession Planning

The demands of running a family business or any closely-held

Beneficiary Designation Assets

Certain assets transfer by operation of law, which we can ca

Our Attorneys

David H. Colby and Megan A. Thornes have decades of combined experience, most of it in the field of estate planning. They are committed to providing their clients with the finest and most comprehensive estate planning, from wills and trusts, to business planning, and beyond.

Why Choose Our Law Firm?

Estate planning, taxes, business succession, planning for incapacity, and related topics are complex. At Colby & Thornes, we have the knowledge and experience to address all your estate planning issues.

We strive to encourage our clients to ask questions about estate planning issues, and we provide comprehensive and accurate answers and solutions.

We provide the personalized attention you want from your estate planning lawyer.

We explore all possible solutions, so that your estate plan is tailored to meet your circumstances and your goals.

We are always up to date on changes in the law that could affect your estate plan.

Our attorneys are sensitive to the issues that arise in estate planning, and your concerns will be treated confidentially and with compassion.

Colby & Thornes is an Arizona Professional Limited Liability Company. The members of the company are David H. Colby and Megan A. Thornes. This website is intended to provide information about our practice and the legal services we offer. It is not intended to create, nor does it create, an attorney-client relationship. The website is informational only, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney at law.

Get In Touch

Colby & Thornes PLLC
Gainey Ranch Financial Center
7373 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd. Ste. 225 Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
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9am to 5pm Monday - Friday