Our attorneys provide comprehensive estate planning services in the Wichita area. This includes the creation and execution of wills and trust agreements, inheritance tax advice, and dispute litigation. We can help your family reduce the expenses, delays, and stress associated with transferring assets.
Estate & Trust Agreements
We want to ensure your goals are met through clear and concise estate plans that are implemented efficiently upon your death. From very basic wills to complex exchanges of large assets and businesses, our probate attorneys have the experiences and compassion to administer your estate with the care your family deserves.
We can help you create estate and trust agreements to properly distribute assets in accordance to your will. We also ensure any disputes among beneficiaries are resolved per your wishes and federal and Kansas state laws. We handle all types of estate and trust agreements including: revocable and irrevocable trusts, charitable trusts, and family trusts.
Our goal is to provide a smooth transfer of assets without delays or unexpected taxes and expenses. We help clients draft wills, standard revocable and irrevocable trusts, and other specialized trusts, including family trusts, charitable trusts, asset protection trusts and special needs trusts.
Wichita Estate Lawyers
Our estate planning attorneys can help you ensure your family’s needs are met promptly and without delay. We create and execute all types of documents and legal services for estates, trusts, wills and probate law services for families and businesses of all sizes.
- Creation and execution of wills and trusts
- Power of attorney documents
- Asset protection
- Federal and State of Kansas tax advice
- Declarations of guardian
- Charitable planning
- Litigation of probate disputes
- Business succession
What is a Living Trust?
Like a will, a living trust is a document that spells out your plans in regards to your assets, dependents, and heirs. A will becomes effective only after you die, whereas, a living trust can be created while you’re alive. A living trust also avoids probate, meaning a faster distribution of your assets. Our estate lawyers can help you develop a living trust that will allow you and trustees to efficiently manage assets in life and after.
Why You Need a Will
If you pass away without a will, the state disperses your assets and decides who gets what without regard to your wishes. If you have children, a will determines guardianship of your children. Having a will can save your family time, money and grief. We create very basic wills for individuals, as well as complex wills for families who own businesses and high value assets.
Don’t Delay Your Estate Plan
If you’d like to ensure your family’s needs are met upon your death, and that your assets are distributed as you desire, don’t delay your estate planning. We are one of Wichita’s most trusted estate planning attorneys, and we can help ensure a smooth transfer of assets after you have passed. We also work within federal and Kansas laws to reduce the tax burden you may face.
Everything that you own, such as your home, automobiles, furniture, real estate, checking and savings accounts, investments, life insurance, personal possessions, are considered your estate. Estate planning is a process in which you make a plan as to who will own these possessions once you die.
It’s a good idea to update your estate plan every few years due to major life changes, including marriage, divorce, remarriage, children, or a change in financial status. You may realize that these changes have made you reevaluate your priorities.