Durable powers of attorney
When you set up durable powers of attorney, you are choosing a person you trust to make decisions for you should you become unable to make those decisions yourself. More specifically, you can declare someone to be in charge of your financial decisions, as well as someone to be in charge of your healthcare decisions when you are unable.
Advanced directives (A.K.A. “Living Wills”)
While powers of attorney can give someone else permission to make healthcare decisions for you, advanced directives allow you to make healthcare decisions for yourself — simply in advance. In other words, if you set up advanced directives, you are instructing future physicians regarding resuscitation, extraordinary measures, end-of-life care and other medical considerations. Of course, it’s impossible to think of everything that could happen, which is why it’s best to also have durable powers of attorney in place.
Special needs trusts
In our practice, we work with many disabled children and their parents. It is our privilege to help them set up special needs trusts to get the government benefits they need. If you want to pass on your assets to a disabled child or family member, please reach out to us for help. It’s crucial to handle these matters the right way to ensure that your loved one gets what they need without losing their government benefits.
Business succession planning
If you are a business owner, having a business succession plan in place is a must. After all, you’ve worked hard to build your legacy. You want to be the one in control of how it continues after you’re gone. Tell us about your business, as well as your vision for its future, and we’ll use our legal knowledge and experience to ensure your vision is protected by your estate plan.
Because we are so well-versed in estate planning matters, we are also a go-to law firm for estate administration in the Kansas City area. In other words, if you have lost a loved one and need help enforcing their will or trust, we are the ones to call. Not only will we guide you through the probate or trust administration process effectively from a legal standpoint, but we will also treat you with the utmost compassion and care.