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The Law Office of Kay Richter practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills, Elder Law and Long Term Care planning. Ms. Richter's office serves Tucson and southern Arizona.

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About Kay Richter, Estate Planning and Elder Law

Kay Richter is Past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Arizona. Kay completed three years as an elected representative on the Probate and Trust Council for the State Bar of Arizona. Ms. Richter founded the Southern Arizona Sole Practitioner's Section of the State Bar of Arizona, and was the original Chairperson.

Further, she is the organizer of the Estate Planning/Elder Law and Probate Lunch Group for lawyers, part of the Sole Practitioner's Section of the State Bar. She serves on the Board of Directors of Pima Council on Aging.

Kay has earned the highest possible rating by the oldest legal directory in the nation. Additionally, she received the 2003 national award for outstanding achievement from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys for her work in the Arizona Chapter.

Ms. Richter has been an invited speaker for many seminars on Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law. These have included presentations to retirement communities, the National Association of Private Geriatric Care Managers, the Alzheimer's Association, Raytheon, University of Arizona, and Pima County pre-retirees. In addition she gives seminars for other lawyers in this area for the Pima County Bar Association, Arizona State Bar Association, CPA Law Forum, the National Business Institute and Arizona Women Lawyers Association.

She has served on the professional advisory or planned giving councils for the Alzheimer's Association, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, University of Arizona Foundation, Carondelet Foundation, the Community Food Bank, the Council on Assisted Living Homes, and Leave a Legacy.

Kay Richter maintains membership with the Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, the Elder Law and Mental Health Section of the State Bar of Arizona, and the Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Arizona. Finally she is a member of Arizona Women's Lawyers Association, the Pima County Bar Association and the State Bar of Arizona Association.

She holds a B.A. with high honor from the Honors College at Michigan State University. In addition, she has a Masters degree in Social Work from Arizona State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona.

Kay enjoys world travel, classical music, skiing, biking, golf, and visiting the White Mountains. Past travel includes exploring archeological sites in Greece and Turkey and cultural aspects of Czechoslovakia, Italy and Bali.

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Pima Council on Aging

The Alzheimer's Association

Community Foundation of Southern Arizona

The University of Arizona Foundation

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Leave a Legacy

Tucson Community
Food Bank

Tucson Elder Law Estate Planning - Practice Areas

Estate Planning
Estate planning provides for the disposition or distribution of assets (e.g., homes, cars, savings, property, etc.) upon death or during life. Estate planning is necessary to ensure your accumulated wealth passes on to the individuals or organizations you choose and to minimize the effect of federal or state taxes on your estate. Estate planning also includes drafting a durable power of attorney, a health care power of attorney and a living will to address personal, healthcare, and estate issues during your lifetime. Planning to avoid estate tax and probate is a focus of our office.

A Revocable Living Trust is a document that allows you to hold and manage your assets while you are alive and competent. It also provides for someone to manage your assets should you become incapacitated or die. The Revocable Living Trust avoids probate, the court procedure that occurs at the time of death. Having someone to manage your financial affairs if you are incapacitated avoids a court procedure called a conservatorship.

Assets in a Trust receive full step up in basis for community property at the time of the death of a spouse, allowing the surviving spouse to sell assets with less income tax. With a Trust, a married couple can pass twice the amount to their children without estate tax (tax at death). If you have real estate in more than one state, a Trust can eliminate probates in all states.

Other types of Trusts may include Life Insurance Trusts, Special Needs Trust and Charitable Remainder Trusts.

The Law Office of Kay Richter is experienced in all facets of Trusts and their relationship to estate planning. We evaluate your particular situation and help you establish the proper documents to see that your wishes are carried out while minimizing taxes and avoiding probate, if possible, saving you and your loved ones time and money.

A Last Will and Testament (or "Will") names individuals or organizations who should receive your assets when you die. A Will also names a Personal Representative--the person responsible for handling the administration of the estate which includes payment of all taxes, debts and distribution to those entitled to share in the estate. Failure to have a Will means the law of the state of Arizona will determine who receives your assets.

At The Law Office of Kay Richter, we tailor your Last Will and Testament to address your individual circumstances and help you avoid potential problems or troublesome issues. We do this consistent with an asset review, including how your assets are titled and how you designate beneficiaries. For larger estates we emphasize saving federal estate taxes. With all clients, we use our experience to ensure your will achieves your wishes and makes estate administration easier for your loved ones.

Elder Law
The Law Office of Kay Richter is committed to meeting the legal needs of the elderly and their families in Tucson, AZ and the southern Arizona area.

Our elder law services can help people who are trying to pay for nursing home costs or qualify for Medicaid-funded long term care program (ALTCS), have a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease or another form of dementia, have recently lost a loved one and need to probate an estate, or want to create or execute estate planning documents (Will, Power of Attorney, Living Will/Healthcare Power of Attorney and Trusts).

Arizona Long Term Care
Long Term Care becomes important for individuals with a degenerative condition such as MS, stroke, etc., a prolonged illness such as cancer, or a cognitive disorder such as Alzheimer’s. Long Term Care may include medical care but often provides assistance with daily living activities or supervision of someone who is cognitively impaired.

Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) is the governmental program that funds long term care in Arizona such as nursing homes, some assisted living homes and centers and limited home health care. Qualifying for this program can be complex.

Today Long Term Care insurance covers a broad range of services including nursing home care, assisted living facilities and adult day care. Like any insurance product, Long Term Care insurance allows the insured to pay an affordable premium to protect against an unaffordable catastrophic event.

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Contact The Law Office of Kay Richter by telephone: (520) 318-1301. (Please do not attempt to send e-mail because there is no e-mail address associated with this Web site.)

Directions:  We are located on Prince Road just a quarter block east of Campbell Ave on the north side of the street. It is easiest to locate us on Prince Road. Our official address is on a very small street into a development at 3615 N. Prince Village Place, Suite 101, Tucson, Arizona 85719.

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(520) 318-1301

The Law Office of Kay Richter
3615 N. Prince Village Place, Suite 101
Tucson, Arizona 85719

This website is intended to provide general information and is not intended to provide legal advice. The information contained in this website is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The Law Office of Kay Richter will not and cannot act as your legal counsel or file any documents or perform any other actions on your behalf until a written agreement for legal services is signed between the client and Ms. Richter. Ms. Richter is admitted to practice law only in the state of Arizona and can only advise clients who have legal matters in Arizona.

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Estate Planning, Trusts & Wills, Elder Law
Tucson, Arizona