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Northwest Arkansas Estate Planning, Probate, and Business Law

DeWitt Law Firm

Our team of experienced professionals will guide you and provide personalized legal solutions tailored to your unique needs giving you the peace of mind and security you deserve.

Gary DeWitt Attorney At Law

Welcome to DeWitt Law

Hi. I’m Gary, the owner of DeWitt Law. DeWitt Law Firm offers professional, knowledgeable estate planning solutions for families to protect people, property, and privacy against unpredictable dangers and events. Unlike other law firms, we guide you through the process with our unique, easy to follow, step-by-step systems. For most of our work, we’ll give you the price up front. We strive to give you peace of mind.

You Can’t Afford to Hire the Wrong Attorney

  • The wrong lawyer won’t keep you up to date and might not even return your calls, emails, and letters. (This is the #1 attorney complaint filed.)
  • Many attorneys say they do estate planning, but it is a sideline. We concentrate on estate planning and probate which means you can rest easy knowing your attorney knows the ins and outs of planning and probate.
  • Acting as your own attorney is dangerous and not recommended.

Does This Sound Familiar?

  • Find the estate planning process overwhelming?
  • Worried about your kids having to pay a lot of taxes to the government when you pass away?
  • Concerned your kids will have to go through a long and expensive probate process when you pass away?
  • Unsure if the will that you got several years ago will protect you and your family?

The good news is — it doesn’t have to be this way!

With proper estate planning, you can be sure that your assets are distributed as you want and protect yourself during your lifetime. I offer a free 15-minute call just to get to know each other and discover if … and how … I can help you. Book online now.


The Superior Way to Plan

Estate planning is the superior and the only effective way to protect what you have from the nursing home, avoid probate, and prepare for incapacity for your peace of mind and quality of life

Estate planning is about preparing for the management of your affairs and distribution of your assets during and after your lifetime. A great estate plan will minimize (or eliminate) taxes and other major expenses like probate and losing it all to a nursing home. A plan also prepares for any chance of incapacity in the future. Plans allow your family to act instead of react when time matters most.

Proper and Effective Estate Planning Will Answer These Questions

  • How can I save my house from the expenses of nursing home care and ravages of probate?
  • How can I make it easier on my family during already hard times by avoiding probate and other legal messes?
  • Who will take care of and raise my children if I can’t?
  • How do I assure who gets what, when, how, and how much and manage it wisely?
  • Who will manage my assets and affairs when I’m incapacitated?

Who Needs an Estate Plan? Anybody Over 18 Years Old

Everybody over 18 years old needs an estate plan. It is a common myth that only the rich and elderly need an estate plan. That myth simply isn’t true. Anybody that cares about their future or disposition of their property needs a plan. Planning prepares you and your family for the unforeseeable events of life.

Estate Planning Techniques

The techniques and strategies used by an estate planner depend on the property, wishes, and goals of the person planning. Here are a just some of the most common techniques used by the DeWitt Law Firm to protect the future and guide you to success.

Last Will and Testament

A Will alone requires probate!

A Will does nothing for you during your lifetime. They don’t help a person manage their affairs if they become unable to because of illness, medical incidents, dementia, accidents, and more…
You can think of your Will as a list of instructions to the Probate Judge as to who gets what, when, how, and how much. It also names who you want to take care of minor children and may be the only place you can nominate guardians for them.

Durable Power of Attorney for Finances and Legal Matters

Perhaps the most important thing you can do for yourself for lifetime protection is create a Durable Power of Attorney. This is where your appoint somebody to manage your affairs when you can’t. This person can manage your finances, personal matters, and legal issues.

Power of Attorney for Healthcare

This names the people you want to make healthcare decisions when you can’t. This person does not have be the same as the person you name in your Durable Power of Attorney. It is crucial to have this document or the doctors can take over and make all the decisions.


You can name the people to get the accounts and avoid probate. There are a variety of names for this. You may hear it called “payable on death,” “transfer on death,” “title on death,” and “beneficiary designation.” It is preferred to do this instead of adding your children to the accounts. When you do that, their financial problems become your financial problems. The same goes for putting you children on the deeds now. You can use a “beneficiary deed” to pass the house to your children. And it avoids Medicaid issue and Probate.

Living Trust

A great way to avoid probate and provide for asset management. Unlike a Will, a Trust is private so you and your family protect their privacy. The time and expense in settling a trust is usually a small fraction of what Probate would take

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Client Success Stories

Tanaya Lucke
November 8, 2023.
I am so thankful I found this firm. They went above and beyond to help in my very stressful situation. They took the stress of the legal work away and I could breath. I wish I could give 10 starts. Highly recommend!
DeDe Cottingham
October 28, 2023.
The folks at DeWitt Law Firm are great. I would highly recommend them for your estate planning needs. They are friendly, thorough, and explain the entire process on a level you can understand. They provided excellent counsel for our next steps.
ivo kool
October 4, 2023.
Really Helpful and Skilled in setting up trust. Great to work with
Patty Marchbanks
September 9, 2023.
Gary and his wife were so friendly and knowledgeable with helping us with our Estate . They answered all our questions and gave us directions in things we hadn’t thought about. If you are thinking about getting your State planning done my husband and I highly recommend them !
Janet Brown
September 4, 2023.
Had a very good experience with Gary and Winnie. They were very speedy and detailed in getting several documents in order for me. I would highly recommend this law firm.
Mary Orr
August 16, 2023.
DeWitt Law Firm helped me with my Estate Planning. They were so easy to talk to and very informative of my needs. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for help planning their Estate or preparing a will.
Michael Knight
August 16, 2023.
In this fast lane era, where time is money, I worry that folks don't appreciate down to Earth direct talk. Only a few professionals will give you some honest minutes of genuine help. I know that answering machines, short attention spans, lack of interest, indifference, and failure to listen are today's reality. But today I got a friendly, attentive receptionist, who answered the phone, and sounded like my neighbor across the street. A few hours later after lunchtime, Mr Dewitt texted me directly with an enlightening conversation that made my day. He reminded me of my family Doctor. He gave me a referral to a more specialized appropriate attorney. To me, this gentleman was like a diamond in the rough.
Richard Stuart
August 12, 2023.
Gary and his staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I was the personal representative for my aunt’s estate. She live over 400 miles away in Arkansas and Gary was her attorney. They made settling the estate, from a great distance away, very simple and easy. Gary communicated very well with me and helped me with the sale of the house, and everything else that was involved. Gary is so knowledgeable about estates, wills and trusts. We even made changes to our own estate affairs from what we learned from Gary. I highly recommend this office. They will take care of you!
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Estate Planning Lawyer and Probate Lawyer in Springdale, Arkansas Serving all of Northwest Arkansas including Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, and Bella Vista.