Nicole Pavlik Law Firm, A Trusted Advisor for Arizona Individuals, Couples, Families, the LGBTQ+ Community, and Small Business Owners Since 2012.


Estate planning is one of the best gifts you can give your loved ones.  Most people don’t think about estate planning until they’ve experienced what happens when someone dies without a will.

Seeing families fight over belongings instead of comforting each other in a time of grief doesn't have to be the trigger that motivates you to schedule an Estate Planning Session.

Working through grief is hard enough for your loved ones, don't make it harder by not having things organized and put in order.


When you suffer a loss in your family, it is an emotional and overwhelming process to navigate through what needs to be done. Even if your loved one had a Will in place.

The executor of the Will has to follow up with creditors, file paperwork with the court, and round up assets, all while grieving and continuing to live and provide for loved ones.

You don’t have to go through this alone, and you don’t have to research and guess if you’re handling your loved one’s estate properly.


Your business is your livelihood. It’s what pays the bills and puts food on the table. And even if you’re not running your business full time, you need to protect yourself.

Having the correct business documents in place—contracts, tax paperwork, agreements—helps to ensure that your business runs smoothly. It also reduces the risk of liability.

I work with business owners to ensure you have the documents you need to protect your business—now and in the future.

Welcome to Nicole Pavlik Law
A Virtually Based Arizona Law Firm

We are a modern law firm that offers services virtually via video or by phone. You only need to come to our Phoenix office to sign documents.

In Nicole's 10+ years of practicing law, she's witnessed that each individual, couple, family, or business situation is unique, which is why we provide a custom-tailored plan that will achieve each of your objectives and address your every concern.

Nicole strongly believes that our clients should never feel like a number, a transaction, or a project. You will always be kept in the loop and fully informed of your options. As your attorney, Nicole will always listen and ensure your goals, needs, and concerns are understood and addressed.

Nicole also believes that an attorney should always be responsive and efficient. She returns phone calls and emails promptly, and always meets deadlines and commitments.

At the end of the day, our goal is to exceed your expectations, help you meet your objectives, and give you peace of mind that all your affairs are in order.


Whether it’s estate planning, business planning, or probate, I will help you sort through the legal issues that can have an effect on your future.

We meet with our clients virtually via video or by phone. The only time you'll need to come to our Phoenix office is to sign documents.

I value personal, affordable, and comprehensive service, and I spend as much time as necessary with every one of my clients, making sure they clearly understand each document and that those documents fully reflect their wishes.

I’m also upfront about the pricing for my services so planning for your future can be affordable.



Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
My wife, Marilyn, and I recently signed our Estate Planning documents with Nicole's team in November. The process couldn't have been easier. We were able to complete nearly all of the documentation online and only needed to visit Nicole's office for the final document signing.
We highly recommend her for your Estate Planning needs.
- Tom and Marilyn Krauskopf
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Nicole prepared a comprehensive estate/trust plan for me. Easy, thorough, understandable, and of great value.
Particularly helpful were her website and video instructions/explanations of each step and document.
Highly recommend Nicole for your estate planning needs!
- bmac99
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

We are new to the Phoenix area and have been researching Phoenix Estate Planning Attorney to update our estate documents. After researching over 40 Phoenix Estate Planning Attorneys Nicole Pavlik's firm came out on top.

Our choice turned out great as Nicole and her team did a great job updating our estate plan and keeping every promise made. We would highly recommend Nicole Pavlik's firm for any of your estate planning needs.
- Sheri
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
I recently had Nicole Pavlik update my six estate planning documents. She impressed me as a knowledgeable attorney with a sincere wish to truly assist her clients. I was struck by her calm demeanor and exacting questions during my detailed interview. Perhaps most importantly, I found her to be a trustworthy and dependable person to handle my personal and financial information.
Thanks, Nicole for providing me peace of mind with your guidance.
-James Nagaoka


Do I Have a Right to Inherit in Arizona? 

September 21, 2022

In Arizona, spouses and minor children have certain limited rights to inherit regardless of what is written in the will. Read below to learn more about inheritance rights in Phoenix, Arizona. Inheritance Rights of Spouses in Arizona Although most couples decide to leave the majority, if not all, of their estate to their spouse, this…

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Estate Planning After a Divorce

September 14, 2022

The divorce process is incredibly stressful and overwhelming. With so much on your plate, it is easy to overlook your estate plan. However, revising your estate plan after a divorce is a critical step and involves more than just updating your will. Below are six areas you must address when updating your estate plan after…

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What is Joint Tenancy with Rights of Survivorship (“JTWROS”)?

August 25, 2022

What is Joint Tenancy with Rights of Survivorship (“JTWROS”)? Joint tenancy with rights of survivorship (JTWROS) is a type of property ownership where two or more people hold property together with equal rights and responsibilities. In Phoenix, joint tenancy is most commonly seen in real estate, but JTWROS can also be used with personal property…

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Basic Parts of a Last Will and Testament

August 10, 2022

What are the Essential Components of a Will? A will is an essential document in a comprehensive Phoenix estate plan. In general, it lays out your final wishes. Below is a list of the basic components of a last will and testament. Revocation of Prior Wills Your will should include a statement that all prior…

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What is Parental Power of Attorney

July 22, 2022

In general terms, the power of attorney is a legal document created to allow you to name a trusted person to temporarily act on your behalf. It empowers that one individual to act as your “agent” to take care of things when you are unable to do so. It is a common and recommended part…

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A Residuary Clause for Last Will and Testament

July 22, 2022

When it comes to estate planning, it is important to have a last will and testament that has all the necessary parts. Under Arizona law, a well prepared will usually needs something called a residuary clause. A residuary clause is a part of that last will and testament to pass all other items that a…

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Estate Planning and Succession Planning

June 29, 2022

Know the Difference and Plan As Needed In very general terms, estate planning refers to personal assets and succession planning lays out the terms for a business. And while both terms refer to plans intended by the creator once they’ve passed, it’s very important not to equate the two terms. A person does not need…

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Revocable Trust and Irrevocable Trust

June 15, 2022

What To Consider With Trust Options When it comes to your estate plan, the trust provides solid options to protect your assets and ensure your beneficiaries receive those assets with limited difficulties. Revocable Trust Revocable trusts work best for people who want to adapt their estate plans in the face of new information and/or situations.…

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Nicole Pavlik Law Firm Benefiting From the Digital World

June 1, 2022

During the Covid-19 pandemic, I, like many others, relied on the use of virtual technology to continue serving clients from my law firm in Phoenix, Arizona. When restrictions began to ease and more people ventured out, I realized the value in continuing to use the technology. It’s actually helped many clients. Maybe they have a…

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Can My Will Be Challenged in Arizona

May 29, 2022

Once you have done your will you may wonder is that enough or can  my will be challenged in Arizona. A will filed with the state of Arizona can be challenged, but certain requirements have to be met before the challenge can be made. Arizona law states a petition for probate can be filed regarding…

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