Experienced Arizona Probate Lawyer

Losing someone you love is hard enough.

To make it less difficult, we help streamline the probate and trust administration process, protecting you and your family from unnecessary stress.

  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust Disputes

Our goal is simple...

Honor and protect your loved one’s interests while helping you settle their estate quickly and fairly.

There’s no question that probate or trust administration prolongs the pain of losing a loved one. It’s complex, challenging, and stressful for your family. 

That’s why we work tirelessly to guide and protect you as you administer the trust or probate Estate while helping you move through the process efficiently. Whether you need a proven probate attorney or someone to help you administer your trust, we will guide you through the entire process so you and your family can settle your estate quickly with less conflict or stress.


Sorrell Law Firm can help you...

Walk step-by-step through the probate or trust administration process so you know exactly what to do and when to do it.

Maximize the value of your estate by protecting you from aggressive creditors while working efficiently to keep costs down.

Coordinate the sale of assets and transfer of funds through our wide network of CPAs, realtors, appraisers, and other professionals.

Manage or avoid long, expensive court battles with creditors, insurance companies, and family members by spotting and resolving disputes early on.

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  • Our 3-Step Estate Settlement Process

1

Request a consultation to review and discuss your estate settlement.

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Get the guidance and protection you need to quickly and fairly settle your estate while avoiding family conflict.

3

Feel at peace knowing your loved one’s wishes have been honored.

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Whitney Sorrell, JD, CPA, WealthCounsel Estate Planning Attorney

As a nationally-recognized estate planning attorney, Whitney Sorrell leverages his understanding of trusts to help his clients navigate the complexities of probate and trust administration. His ability to maintain harmony among everyone involved while fighting to honor your loved one’s wishes makes him an invaluable asset to have on your side, even in the most complex family or legal situations.

Whether you need clear, step-by-step guidance or someone to protect your assets from aggressive creditors, partnering with Whitney Sorrell means that your loved one’s estate is in good hands.

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From Our Clients

“Whitney and his team did an outstanding job helping me quickly settle my late father's estate and make sure the assets were immediately protected after changing hands.”

- Scott S. (Glendale, Arizona)

“I needed to be legally protected while settling my mother's estate & Whitney Sorrell was the BEST choice. I interviewed 6-8 attorneys and I am very satisfied with my choice to work with Mr. Sorrell. He knows his stuff, does his homework, and fights for you. He is not intimidated by the opposing team. He negotiates with finesse. I would hire Whitney Sorrell every single time.”

- Courtney G. (Phoenix, Arizona)

“I can’t thank Whitney, Ben, and the staff at the Sorrell Law Firm enough. They solved what was a very complicated estate matter involving the transfer of inherited interests in several LLCs, worked seamlessly with an attorney in another state, and did so expeditiously and at a reasonable cost. If I ever need an attorney to deal with estates and trusts or complicated legal matters,  Sorrell Law Firm will be my first and only choice.”

- Byron C. (Austin, Texas)


Common Questions

How much do you charge?

The cost and fees associated with probate or trust administration vary depending on the complexity and length of the case. But we offer affordable flat-rate fees for uncontested probate and competitive hourly rates for probate and trust administration.

How long does this process take?

Every case is different, but we are usually able to help clients settle their estate in less than a year — in some cases as little as 6-9 months. Our goal is to work efficiently and help you settle both quickly and fairly. While other attorneys might allow your case to drag out as they continue to charge you, we want to help you and your family close this chapter as soon as possible.

Must I pay my loved one’s debts and expenses if I am appointed as the PR?

No, you are not personally liable for the debts and expenses of the estate. The decedent’s assets will be used to pay valid debts and expenses, but not all claims are valid. We determine which debts and expenses must be paid and when to pay them.

Am I the one that has to tell family members what they do or don’t get?

If you prefer, we can handle all uncomfortable communications with family members or involved parties during the trust or estate administration, informing or explaining what they will or will not receive from the estate.


Probate can be a long and stressful process...

But it doesn't have to be.

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Hiring the right legal team can be the difference between quickly and painlessly settling the estate or spending years battling with creditors and family members. Sorrell Law Firm will guide you step-by-step through this daunting process so you and your family can move forward with dignity and confidence.

Or Call (480) 776-6055