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Ryan K Hodges

Ryan K Hodges

Jackson White
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • Arizona
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Ryan Hodges practices in the areas of probate, estate and trust administration, and elder law, including long-term care planning and special needs trusts. He is also a Registered Patent Attorney with experience in patent preparation and prosecution.

Bar Admissions: Ryan was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 2008. He is licensed to practice in all state courts, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is also licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Education and Honors: Ryan earned his undergraduate degree in information systems, summa cum laude, from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. After working for a year as a software engineer, he attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and graduated magna cum laude in 2008. During law school, Ryan served as an articles editor for Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, & Technology and completed the law school’s certificate program for Law, Science, and Technology. He also completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Daniel A. Barker at the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Professional Activities and Experience: Ryan is a member of the Arizona State Bar. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section, Probate and Trust Law Section, and Intellectual Property Law Section.

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
J.D. (2008)
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Practice Areas
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
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Q. Father who was married when he expired had no will. What rights does the children have when it comes to his assets?
A: Under Arizona law, when a married person dies without a will and has children from a previous marriage, the children from the previous marriage are entitled to one-half of all property that belonged solely to the person who died and half of the deceased's half of the community property. What happens with the property will depend on how items were titled. If both of them were on the deed to the house and your stepmother had right to survivorship, she will own the house clear of probate. Financial accounts in both their names will also go to her and she will receive any life insurance for which she is the designated beneficiary. In other words, you have some investigating to do before you will be able to determine which aspects of your father's estate are divisible and which your stepmother automatically received exclusive ownership of at the time of your father's death.
Q. What is " Power of Attorney " for?
A: "Power of Attorney" is a term commonly used for a legal arrangement where one person (the principal) gives legal authority to another person (the agent) to make certain decisions or to do certain acts on behalf of the principal. A power of attorney can be general to cover many circumstances and powers, or it can be very specific and only cover certain acts in certaint situations.
Q. Somehow my dad's ex girl friend was a beneficiary on his bank account and took 117000 out can I contest the beneficiary
A: You could challenge the beneficiary designation. It may be difficult though and would heavily depend on the facts of your situation. You should consult a probate litigation attorney.
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