Ann F. Schrooten
Casa Grande and Maricopa Estate Planning and Probate Attorney
For more than 20 years, Ann Schrooten has
served clients throughout Arizona in the areas of estate planning, probate and
real estate law.
In addition to her legal work, Ann is committed to
promoting and protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities. She was appointed to the Human Rights
Committee for the Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities, which reviews
incidents of abuse of people with developmental disabilities and recommends
changes in support programs.
Ann earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum
laude, at Arizona State University and received her law degree from the
University of Arizona. An Arizona native who attended St. Mary's High School in
Phoenix, Ann lives in Chandler with her husband and children.
Wills, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Life
Insurance Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Living Wills, Medical and Durable Powers
of Attorney, Advance Directives and Medical Directives
Estate Administration, Trust Administration
Guardianship and Conservatorship
Minor Children, Incapacitated and Vulnerable
Real Estate Law
Real Estate Transactions, Commercial
Landlord-Tenant Law and Disputes, Trustee's Sales and Foreclosures, Tax Lien
Foreclosures, Homeowner Association (HOA) Law, CC&Rs, Development Restrictions,
Real Estate Litigation, Lease Disputes
Real Estate I successfully
helped an out-of-state client who sold a parcel of land in Pinal County and
carried the financing on the property. The purchaser defaulted on the loan,
and we foreclosed the deed of trust and got the property back in our
clients name. The client did not have to travel to Arizona to deal with the
matter and was extremely
happy with the process and the result.
Estate Planning An elderly
widow came into my office. Her late husband had handled all the familys
financial and property matters. I helped her understand and handle things on
her own. We changed the titles on properties into her name and helped her
establish her own estate plan, so that the properties would pass to her
children and others upon her death, as she wanted. She told me I helped her
find her way through the fog following the death of her husband.
Business Law and Trust Administration
I helped a client establish a multi-million-dollar business and
achieve two complex re-financings. He passed away after a long illness, and
his children did not have the skills or desire to continue running the
business. I helped them sell the company and resolve their father's trust
and estate issues. I think he would have been pleased as to how the matter
Real Estate In 2013 I
represented a couple in the sale of their farm and adjacent land for more
than $6 million.
Adult Guardianship I represented parents who were concerned that their disabled child, who was approaching the age of majority, would be unable to make decisions for himself. We were able to set up a guardianship for their child, having the parents appointed as guardians. The guardianship brought peace of mind to the parents.
Real Estate and Estate Planning I have helped numerous Canadian citizens who winter in Arizona ensure that their Arizona real property passes to their beneficiaries upon their death without the need for probate through the appropriate deeding mechanism.
Arizonas Finest Lawyers
A Will Versus a Trust: Key Differences, September 2017
Dying Without a Will or Trust, and the Laws of Intestate Succession, December 2016
Beneficiary Deeds, November 2015
Life Care Planning and Advance Directives,
Living Magazine, May 2015
State Bar of Arizona
J.D., University of Arizona, 1989
B.S., magna cum laude, Arizona State
Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division
of Developmental Disabilities: Human Rights Committee, Division 1