Probate is the legal proceeding that occurs when a person dies. In most cases, probate can be avoided through the use of a trust instrument. Gift and estate taxes valuing over $5 million can be saved through the use of a trust that can avoid probating an estate. Learn More.
Trusts, wills, financial and health care powers of attorney, and living wills are a necessity to safeguard your final wishes, health care decisions, and money. With careful planning, peace of mind will result from creating these documents. Learn More.
Upon the death of a person who dies with a trust, will, or neither, their estate must be distributed according to the terms of the governing instrument or statute. Bank accounts must be closed and assets must be distributed to honor the decedent’s final wishes. Learn More.
About Robert W. Jones III
Robert W. Jones III grew up in Northeastern Illinois and moved to Arizona with his wife, Barbara, in 1972. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois, College of Law in 1973.
Mr. Jones is an experienced Arizona attorney and is certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Specialist in Estates and Trusts and has served the East Valley for many years. His practice includes Estate and Business Planning, Trust and Probate Administration, Marital Agreements, Tax Planning, Probate and Trust Litigation, and Real Estate Transactions. He served as an officer and director of the Probate Section of the State Bar of Arizona and the East Valley Estate Planning Council. Mr. Jones and his staff bring a combined 65 years of experience to the practice.
He and his wife, Barbara, live in the East Valley, volunteer at the Heard Museum, Paz de Cristo, and enjoy golfing and spending time with their granddaughter. They have 2 daughters, Jennifer A. Jones MD, a San Francisco physician, and Jackie A. Jones JD, Bob’s law clerk.