KTO Attorney Jeremy Goad, Retired Peace Officer

KTO Law is proud to announce the addition of retired Deputy Sheriff, Lieutenant Jeremy Goad to its litigation team in the Peoria, Arizona office.  A native to Arizona, Jeremy graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Industrial Technology. He then pursued his dream of becoming a public servant and was hired as a…

An Estate Planner’s Guide to Specific Testamentary Gifts

My amazing wills, trusts and estates professor from law school, Gerry W. Beyer, recently published an article titled, An Estate Planner’s Guide to Specific Testamentary Gifts, Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law ejournal (2021).   At KTO Law Firm, we regularly have clients who are excited to make specific gifts in their estate planning documents for a…

KTO Law Firm: Why We Exist

As we close the pages of 2019 and embark on a new year, I will get out my family vision to recall God’s faithfulness to us and measure our fidelity to his plan for our family.  The ritual fills me with humility and gratitude; it leads me forward in hope and great expectations for all that…

Assisting the Dying vs. Assisting to Die – A Christian Perspective

I’ve been thinking about death and dying this week for a number of reasons.  One reason is I attended a beautiful celebration service for the unexpected loss of a close friend of our law firm.  Another is New Jersey recently became the 7thstate to allow terminally ill patients to choose their own end, joining Oregon, California, Colorado,…

Estate Planning Considerations

Two weeks ago, I litigated a seven-figure contested estate. Thankfully I won the trial, largely because the decedent had executed estate planning documents with an experienced estate planning attorney.  Still, the decedent could have taken a few more steps to ensure his wishes were carried out.  While he probably could not have prevented a contest, he…