Estate Planning

I serve all of ARKANSAS and MISSOURI. If you do not live near my office, you may request a phone consultation to address all of your estate planning needs FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME. Draft documents (made easily digestable) can be mailed to you for your review, followed by another phone consultation (or multiple phone consults, if necessary) to go over the documents so that you fully understand each document and to ensure that they address all of your wants, wishes, and concerns. Final documents can then be mailed to you with instructions on how to properly execute them. And, of course, you can always engage me after the fact with any questions you have regarding your estate plan. Why toil with 'fill in the blank' online forms that leave many questions unasked and unanswered when you can have the best of both worlds - getting your estate planning done from the comfort of home AND having an experienced estate planning attorney engaged directly with you through every step of the process to ensure the resulting documents are both professional and tailor made for you and your family? 

In the end, not much matters in life other than your family. To safeguard and maximize the distribution of your estate (i.e., those things you own at your death, regardless of size or value) to your family or charities, you will need to spend some time planning for how your estate and your business and personal affairs will be managed if/when you become incapacitated, as well as upon your death.

Fail to plan and it is very likely that a probate attorney will be needed to 'probate' much of your estate. And inevitably, that attorney will be paid a sizeable fee out of your estate before anything is passed to your children or other beneficiaries. What's more, the probate process ties up assets for months, sometimes years, delaying distribution to your children and beneficiaries. It is also a public matter, sometimes amounting to an 'invitation' for people to challenge or otherwise aggravate your wants and wishes.  There is simply no reason to allow any of your assets (or your family) to fall subject to probate and the pitfalls that come with it.  

And beware, a Last Will & Testament, alone, 

is your 'Plan' for probate!

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