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Why Get An Estate Plan?
Simply put, estate planning is the process of planning ahead for your death or disability. It includes instructions for who is to receive your property after you pass away, what they will receive, as well as when they will receive it. Good estate planning also takes into account the possibility that you will become seriously ill or injured and will need someone else to manage your affairs. Regardless of the circumstances, the goal of estate planning is to make it as easy as possible on your family to deal with your death, injury, or illness.
If you were to pass away suddenly, how would your family survive financially?
It’s not something that we like to think about, but a poorly structured estate could leave your assets (and by association, your loved ones and dependents) tied up in legal red tape in the event of your death.
How We Help
We provide estate planning that is affordable, customized, and carefully designed around the needs of your family. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to protect your loved ones, preserve your assets, and provide a great future for your family.
Living trust (also called a revocable trust)
Durable Power of Attorney for Finances
Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare Decisions
Various “funding” documents, such as deeds, trust certifications and assignments
Probate Made Easy
We know how complex and overwhelming the probate process can be. We also know that you want to get it over with as fast and painlessly as possible. That’s why our Kansas City Metro probate attorney provides representation that makes it possible for you to focus on what’s really important, with the peace of mind of knowing that every step of the probate process is under control.
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.
KANSAS CITY ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEYS
Life’s unpredictability is one of the greatest things about being human. However, it can also leave us unprepared for the inevitable. Don’t wait to put safeguards in place that protect what matters most to you. Call us for a friendly, informative consultation so we can get started on your personalized estate plan.