Northwest Arkansas Estate Planning Attorney & Law Firm
Protect What Matters Most With an Effective Estate Plan
* Avoid probate
* Stay in control of decisions and finances
* Save on taxes
* Safeguard family & money
for peace of mind
In a world full of uncertainties, not having an estate plan can leave your family in a maze of legal complexities, especially in cases of incapacity or death. Without your directives, decisions about your health, assets, and estate may fall into the hands of the court through probate or guardianship, a process that can be lengthy, costly, and emotionally taxing for your loved ones.
We Get It…Estate Planning Seems Hard and Intimidating so We’re Here to Help
Estate planning can feel intimidating and paperwork too easy to put off. That’s why we’ve developed a painless estate planning process that will give you the peace of mind you deserve today, while leaving things tidy for your family down the road.
Get Everything in Order for Your Loved Ones
Your Guide to Success
I know first hand how hard it is to lose somebody and the headaches that follow. I know the importance of having a plan in place.
My father passed away of a sudden heart attack in 2010. Because of this, mom and I had to take the family ranch through probate – for the third time since 1975. This was an extremely long and stressful process and it is the last thing that anyone wants to go through while they are mourning.
I decided then and there a better way must exist. And it does. That better way is an effective estate plan.
I’ve helped 1000’s of families avoid probate and other legal messes.
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Secure Your Future with Expert Insights and Practical Advice
- Learn how to create a foolproof plan for your assets and healthcare wishes, ensuring your peace of mind and control over your affairs.
- Whether you’re planning for retirement, concerned about asset protection, or looking to avoid probate, this book addresses a wide range of needs and scenarios.
- Stay informed and avoid common misconceptions about estate planning. This book is a crucial resource for anyone looking to make informed decisions about their estate and legacy.
Three Simple Steps – Leave Nothing to Chance
The Best Way to Protect Your Future
Estate planning is the best and most effective method to protect your money and home from nursing home costs, avoid probate, and prepare for any future incapacity, giving you and your family peace of mind.
It’s all about setting up a plan for managing and sharing your assets if you are incapacitated and after you’re gone. This plan is crucial because it makes sure your wishes are followed, reduces taxes and fees, protects your loved ones, and brings comfort to you and your family.
With expert guidance, a good estate plan can lower taxes, avoid probate, and protect your assets from nursing home expenses. It also prepares you for any possibility of not being able to make decisions in the future. A well-made plan provides clear answers to important questions about your future and your family’s.
A great plan answers these questions, and more:
- 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?
We understand estate planning can be tough, and we’re here to help
Thinking about what happens after you’re gone isn’t easy. Questions like who will get your things, who will look after your children, and how to avoid probate court worries are common. Nowadays, people often try to make their own estate plans online, but this can sometimes cause more problems.
Your estate includes everything you own. Not having a will can lead to complicated legal processes, but we can guide you through it.
Probate is the legal process after someone dies, dealing with their will and estate. It can be long and costly, which is why having a plan is important for everyone.
Trusts are a great way to control who gets your assets and when. They can be set up to keep your estate out of probate. We can help you decide between a revocable trust, which you can change, and an irrevocable trust, which is more fixed.
A durable power of attorney is also crucial. It lets someone you trust make decisions for you if you can’t. This includes managing your money and making healthcare decisions.
Lastly, estate tax planning is important, but most people won’t owe estate taxes because of high exemption limits. In Arkansas, there’s no inheritance or estate tax.
Need help with these decisions? We’re here to assist you in making the best plan for your family.
Estate Planning Frequently Asked Questions
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DeWitt Law Firm: Your Partner in Estate Planning
DeWitt Law Firm serves people with legal needs throughout Northwest Arkansas. We are ready to help you. And we serve multiple communities around Springdale, Arkansas.
Let DeWitt Law Firm put their experience and diligent legal representation to work for you. Contact us today to learn how DeWitt Law Firm can help you.