There is, generally, only one 'no brainer' when it comes to estate planning - "Keep your loved ones and your assets away from probate - that is, keep them out of the probate attorney's office and out of the probate court room!" Probate is expensive. It ties assets up for months, sometimes years - and it is a public process that often invites people connected to you to challenge your wants and wishes. Many people do not understand that having no plan at all or a Last Will and Testament, only, is your plan for probate. A good estate plan will ensure that someone you've hand-picked will be tending to your business using your estate planning tools, following your wants and wishes, and avoid probate altogether. 

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Beginning February 21, 2024, I will be beginning the process of closing my law practice to join First Security Bank's Trust Department at their Mountain Home location. From that date forth, I will no longer be accepting new clients or providing existing clients with any ongoing legal counsel. Please know that you may locate another attorney of your choosing by going to www.arkbar.com.

If you are a past estate planning client and would like photocopies of your original documents (the originals should be in your possession and/or control), please contact me as soon as is reasonably practical to make those arrangements. Best methods to contact me are listed below in order of preference:

1. travis@fordlawfirmmh.com

2. Text 870-405-5245

3. Call 870-405-5245

4. Call 870-424-6337

Although it has been a pleasure practicing law for the last 25 years, I am eager to transfer my estate planning experience to estate administration by serving as a trust officer at First Security Bank. If you find yourself looking for a trustee, I hope you will consider me.

Should you have any questions regarding the above, please know I stand available.


Travis W. Ford