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Douglas Price

Douglas Price

Serving your Arizona legal needs since 1983
  • Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Probate ...
  • Arizona
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Biography

Graduate of Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA. Practicing in Arizona since 1983 with satisfied clients in Maricopa, Pinal and Gila Counties and around the State.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - We have helped many individuals and families whose lives were disrupted by serious injury or death caused by Auto collisions, Motorcycle accidents, car-pedestrian and truck accidents. We offer free consultations and usually take these cases on a contingency (percentage) fee.

Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney - We love helping people to plan with high quality estate planning packages including everything a person may need in case of disability or death. We spend time meeting with our clients to determine what they want and what is important to them. We also spend time explaining the documents they are signing and putting them into a professional notebook (to be sent home with our client) so that they have all the documents they need in a convenient location. These documents may include Wills, Trusts, Declarations, Living Wills, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Mental Health Powers of Attorney, Financial powers of attorney and related documents.

We also make sure that important health care documents are registered with the Arizona registry and are accessible via the web with a secure username and password. That way the health care documents are always available to your medical providers, even when you are traveling out of state.

Canadians and other non-U.S. citizens have special requirements to meet when preparing their estate planning documents. We can help you to meet the requirements.

Probate - We have experience in filing probates and probate substitutes, including collection by affidavit .

Estate Planning - Our office has experience in all bankruptcy chapters and also in adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court. We have filed cases under chapter 7, 11 and 13, including zero and low down cases for individuals who qualify.

Education
Temple University
J.D. (1980) | Law
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DePauw University
B.A. (1977) | Political Science
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Honors: summa cum laude
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Professional Experience
Member
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
Current
Organization is dedicated to protecting the rights of Plaintiffs in Arizona
Publications
Articles & Publications
Caregiver's Handbook
Law Offices of Douglas B. Price, P.C.
Professional Associations
Arizona State Bar
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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9th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations for review of existing estate plan documents, also for personal injury (auto accident) cases and for new bankruptcy cases (potential cases). Other areas have a paid consultation rate of $360.00 per hour, with a one hour minimum.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit and debit cards accepted. If paying with credit or debit card, add 4% for bank processing fees.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees accepted for Personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, bicycle, motorcycle and pedestrian cases and slip and fall cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Some cases are flat fee and others are hourly. All fees are competitive. We value your business.
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. My mom died and her husband died 10 months later. The home they had was in both names.
A: The answer to your question depends on a number of factors including how the title to the home was written and whether your parents had wills or a trust and what those documents stated. We would be glad to assist if you can provide our office with more information. As a child of your parents you may have certain legal rights even if they did not have wills or a trust. Thanks for reaching out with your question.
Q. Non Arizona resident parent has been moved here so we can provide in home care.
A: This is a very good question as it involves "What is the resident state?" of your parent. Assuming that the intent is for him to reside here until he passes, he may be considered a resident of Arizona. Whe he passes we will recognize his valid Wyoming will and the will can be probated here in Arizona. I assume that the will is "up to date" and contains his wishes in terms of what his property is and who are his heirs and beneficiaries. If not, and he is of sound mind, the will should be updated ASAP. I have probated a number of out of state wills in Arizona without problems and, in our system, assuming everyone in the family is in agreement, this can be done without a huge expense and with no or minimal court hearings. I hope this information is helpful and invite you to contact me if you have further questions or concerns. I do recommend that you have the Wyoming will reviewed before his passing. Doug
Q. My father passed away September 14. He owned property before he married his current wife. Rights of his children?
A: The first thing to do is to see the original will. If the wife has it she will need to submit it to probate court and the Clerk will then have the original. You have a right to see it and to question it, especially under the circumstances. One question I have is the value of the house, in particular the equity value after subtracting any mortgages, as this may change the probate procedure. Of course you should be represented by the attorney of your choice in a matter such as this. Your lawyer should be different from the wife's lawyer to avoid any conflict of interest. Justia has a good listing of lawyers in Arizona. You should pick the person that you are comfortable with and that has experience in the areas of wills and probate.
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Contact & Map
2101 E. Broadway Road
Suite 22
Tempe, AZ 85282
Telephone: (480) 345-8100