Attorney Wayne H. Taylor
Areas of Practice:
- Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney
- Estate Administration: Probate Litigation, Fiduciary/Personal
- Representative & Beneficiary
- Trust Administration
- Elder Law: Medicaid Qualification
- Corporate Law: Business Entity Formation (LLCs, S-Corps, Corps)
- Real Property: Deed Drafting & Recording
- Arizona, 1995
- Texas, 2006
- U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1995
- Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana 1995
- J.D. with Senior Honors
- Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 1985
- B.S. Business Management
- Co-Concentrations in Marketing & International Business
Wayne is a personable, experienced, no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it is, down-to-earth attorney, who listens carefully to his clients' needs and works tirelessly with them toward achievement of their reasonable legal goals. He has adopted two generally applicable rules of life that he overheard his father-in-law share with his sons when we all were much younger: 1) Life is work; and 2) Life is not fair! The first rule can be associated most closely with his estate planning practice, while the second rule corresponds more closely with his probate litigation practice. Although life can be unfair, my duty as an attorney is to use my legal knowledge and expertise to try and make life a little fairer for my clients.
Individuals and couples who do not take the time and make the effort to plan for disability and death can sometimes unknowingly create issues that take significant time and money to resolve at a later date. Many of these issues can be avoided, or at least managed, with a little time and effort. Successful estate planning requires not only the knowledge and experience of an attorney, but also work on the part of the client—especially when it comes to funding trusts and maintaining the designations of beneficiaries. Clients deserve personal attention and estate plans customized to their finances, family situation, and preferences.
ESTATE & TRUST ADMINISTRATION
Many questions arise after the death of a loved one. The survivors of decedents quickly find that the law sometimes requires that they jump through several hoops before title to assets can be transferred, estate assets distributed, and the estate closed. Wayne will carefully guide you through all the legal requirements and resolve all the legal issues. If probate litigation is necessary, Wayne has over sixteen (16) years of experience as an attorney and has been successful in representing both fiduciaries (personal representatives and trustees) and beneficiaries in both contested and uncontested matters.
GUARDIANSHIP & CONSERVATORSHIP
Some individuals find themselves in a position where they have little choice but to litigate in order to provide needed care for a loved one who is no longer capable of performing routine activities of daily living or who is no longer capable of managing his/her finances. Guardianship and conservatorship matters move along much smoother and quickly under the guidance of an attorney, such as Wayne, who knows what he is doing in this area of the law.
Wayne H. Taylor was born in El Paso, Texas and has lived in many states and foreign countries. He speaks Spanish fluently—a result of not only several years of language coursework, but also having had the opportunity to live and work in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Bolivia, and Venezuela. Wayne graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in business management. Seven years and four children later, Wayne left his job as a branch manager of an import/export company to pursue his dream of becoming a lawyer. He graduated with honors from Valparaiso University School of Law and moved his family to Arizona, where he has lived ever since. Wayne and his lovely wife, Karen, have been married for twenty-eight years and have six children (not counting spouses). Karen, is an accomplished pianist who holds a bachelors degree in Music from Brigham Young University. She currently runs a music studio, teaching piano to over thirty students, accompanying for high school musicals, and performing with ProMusica Arizona Symphony and Chorale. Wayne enjoys performing in community musical theater productions—most recently he appeared in Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta "The Pirates of Penzance" as Samuel, the Pirate…a role that many believe is perfect for an attorney!