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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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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.

Temple University
J.D. (1980) | Law
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DePauw University
B.A. (1977) | Political Science
Honors: summa cum laude
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Professional Experience
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
Organization is dedicated to protecting the rights of Plaintiffs in Arizona
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Professional Associations
Arizona State Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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  • 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 Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
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Legal Answers
Q. In Arizona - after a death is there a certain timeframe the legal process needs to be started within?
A: Yes, there is a time limit and it is generally 2 years from date of death. A probate should be filed before this time to be "timely" although a "tardy" probate can be filed after 2 years with "restricted" letters. Generally, it is better to act sooner rather than later so that property of the estate can be properly located and preserved.

Arizona statutes do require that a probate cannot be filed until at least 5 days have passed from the date of death. So filing a probate anytime after this is OK. The 5 days gives you time to contact a skilfull attorney and to watch the videos required by the courts before you are appointed as the personal representative of the estate. ... Read More
Q. I have a question regarding my parents home. On this home they were three owners which were my two uncles to my dad.
A: Due to many grammer and spelling errors this question is impossible to answer at this time. You need professional help and should get it. I recommend that you pay a lawyer to meet either in person (best) or via video chat (not as good as in person). Then discuss your situation to understand what you need to know and do. Good luck.
Q. Is a holographic will valid if the testator is physically disabled, but is dictated and witnessed?
A: What you describe does not sound like a holographic will, which is a will entirely in the handwriting of the person making it and signed by that person (even if not witnessed or notarized). So I believe that the short answer to your question is that the testator died without a will. As such, Arizona intestate laws decide who the beneficiaries of the estate will be. The Court will decide who will be in charge of the estate unless there is agreement among all heirs as to who the personal representative will be.

It sounds like you really need to see a lawyer soon regarding this case. Sooner is better than later at getting a probate filed without complications.
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2101 E. Broadway Road
Suite 22
Tempe, AZ 85282
Telephone: (480) 345-8100