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Kimberly Hansen

Hansen Law Office

Kimberly Hansen

Hansen Law Office

Kimberly Hansen

Hansen Law Office

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in Finance and working in the Financial Services Industry for a few years, law school called my name. I was living in Boise, ID at the time and decided to return to my family in Arizona.

Thankfully, Arizona State University College of Law provided the opportunity for me to marry my husband and welcome our first of three daughters while completing my studies. My legal career began in private practice, sharing space with two seasoned attorneys in the East Valley who focused on bankruptcy and estate planning.

After a few years and another daughter, I found my way into the corporate world. It was during the financial crisis that I combined my financial and legal backgrounds in commercial lending workout and litigation. During this time, our third daughter joined us and we officially had a crazy household!

Having continued to practice estate planning part-time, a family tragedy spurred me back into estate planning full-time. As I watched my family struggle to get through the estate settlement process, I realized that I needed to help others maintain control over their care, keep life private, and stay out of court.

Firm Description

Planning what to leave behind for your family can be a big challenge. Without the right understanding of the law and how it affects your estate, your assets could be portioned off without making it into the hands of your loved ones. Hansen Law Office, PLLC is committed to helping you get the counsel you need to make important decisions about your family’s future. Our estate planning lawyer can help you draft wills, establish trusts, and identify agents to act on your behalf when you can no longer reliably make decisions for yourself.

With an experienced Gilbert estate planning lawyer guiding you through the process, you can feel confident that you are addressing the important matters of your case. Our team at Hansen Law Office, PLLC knows the challenges many families face as the years continue on, and we can plan to help your loved ones enjoy a prosperous future for many generations. During your free consultation, we can go over how to plan for end-of-life care and pay for it.

Your future is your most important asset. Get started planning for you and your family now by calling our team and scheduling your free consultation. Protect tomorrow by planning today

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Monday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 3:00 PM
Saturday By Appointment Only

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1525 S Higley Road
Suite 104
Gilbert, AZ 85296

2929 N Power Rd.
Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85215

2500 S. Power Rd. #223
Mesa, AZ 85209

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