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Arkansas Estate Planning Law Firm in Springdale

Northwest Arkansas Estate Planning Attorney

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Feel secure, maintain control, and have peace of mind by Protecting you, your loved ones, and assets the best way possible

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Without a Plan You and Your Family Lose

  • You lose control of your property and decisions to the State and a Judge
  • You and your family lose their privacy
  • Your family loses control. They can’t avoid Probate. Probate is a financial and emotional hardship your family doesn’t deserve
  • You lose control of how your property is distributed. The State and a Judge make the decisions
  • If you are incapacitated, you lose control of who makes decisions
  • You lose control over your healthcare decisions

It doesn’t have to be that way

Stay in Control

Feel safe and secure about your assets and legacy. Be assured your loved ones will be taken care of and your wishes will be honored if you are incapacitated and after you’re gone.

Protect Your Home 

Don’t give it all to a nursing home. Don’t lose a big chunk to probate. 

Rest Easy & Stop Worrying 

Your plan will give you peace of mind and confidence that you’ve done all you can to protect you, your family, and your money the best way possible. Stay in control.

We Understand…Estate Planning Seems Hard and Intimidating so We’re Here to Help

Estate planning can be intimidating and seem difficult. Not only are you forced to think about what happens when you die, but you also have to make potentially family and life altering decisions.

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

With a little help, you can easily be sure that your assets go to whom you want, when you want, and in the way that you want. I offer a free 15-minute call just to get to know each other and discover if … and how … I can help you. Book a call now.

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Gary DeWitt Attorney At Law

 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.

John Krueger
May 4, 2023.
Gary is excellent. I highly recommend him to anyone.
William Smith
April 3, 2023.
Heard radio ad several years ago for DeWitt firm. Recently decided wisdom of setting up a trust for our estate. DeWitt has been most helpful, thorough and fee is very reasonable. We highly recommend.
Robert Shipe
March 30, 2023.
Gary was very easy to work with and walked me through the probate process. I live out of state and was able to handle everything remotely. Excellent communication and quickly answered any questions I had. Highly recommend!
Bill Durham
March 16, 2023.
Great people! Very experienced with constant communication. I highly recommend the DeWitt Law Firm.
Nannie 6
February 9, 2023.
The DeWitt firm helped us through this difficult time of dealing with the probate process of our deceased son's estate. We appreciate his thoroughness and effiecency during this time....communication and helping to guide us through this has been key. We appreciate Gary in his expertise of all of our legal affairs.
Arkansas Fitness Network
February 7, 2023.
I am extremely pleased with my experience working with DeWitt Law Firm during a difficult time. The team, led by Gary DeWitt, was by my side before and after the passing of family members. They took special care in ensuring that not only was our estate protected, but our family was made comfortable while living. Their professionalism, compassion, and expertise made the process seamless and stress-free. Gary and his team went above and beyond to make sure our family was taken care of during a challenging time. They were knowledgeable, responsive, and always available to answer any questions we had. The peace of mind that comes with having a solid estate plan in place is priceless, and I will be eternally grateful for the support DeWitt Law Firm provided us. I highly recommend DeWitt Law Firm to anyone in need of estate planning services. Whether you're just starting to think about estate planning or you're ready to update your current plan, Gary and his team are here to help. They truly care about their clients and their families, and I couldn't be happier with my experience working with them. Danny White
Martha Carson
January 24, 2023.
They are the BEST !!!!
Carl Wilmsen
January 24, 2023.
Over the years, we have engaged attorneys to help navigate the legal process for various reasons. In the last three years, we have had to engage estate attorneys in two different states to assist with probate matters. Not being from Arkansas, we didn't know of any attorneys and were given a referral to Gary DeWitt. Wow! What a different experience for us. Gary is punctual, friendly, responsive, family-oriented, kind-hearted, and very knowledgeable. We are forever grateful for the referral to his law firm. From our view, when we have a legal question, we want answers as soon as possible, but most attorneys get to you when they can. Gary, however, makes you feel as if you are the only client he has - although we know this not to be the case. He truly does respond quickly to questions and goes - in my mind - above and beyond. It was over the holidays when I needed a letter to move things along with an insurance company. Gary was out of the office, but still replied and was able to assist us with the letter. No, I didn't really expect him to meet my timeline, but we were certainly grateful he went above expectations to get this letter to us! If you have any doubts about engaging Gary's firm, please don't. You will be happy working with him! Go meet with him. You will see for yourself he was made from a unique mold. I have not experienced an attorney like him in all my years! This is not a paid review. Just a review to motivate others like me to pick a good attorney!
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Guiding You Step-by-Step: Success System


Book a Call. Have your first meeting with us, talk with the attorney about your needs and goals, then talk about what plan fits you the best and what the price will be.


We’ll design a plan customized for you and your family. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way. We’ll finish in weeks.

Relax With Peace of Mind

Put your plan into action so you can get back to enjoying the best years of your life.

Estate Planning – The Superior and Only Effective Way

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.

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?

Nobody likes to imagine what might happen to their loved ones after they’re gone. Who will inherit your assets? How can you spare your family the hassle of dealing with probate? If you have special needs children, who will take care of them when you pass away?

If you’re struggling to find answers to questions about estate plans, our experienced estate planning attorneys at DeWitt Law Firm are here for you.

The Dangers Of Not Having A Will

You may think that if you don’t have a lot of money in bank accounts, real estate, or other assets, you don’t need a will. Or maybe you’re still young and assume you’ve got plenty of time to write a will. Unfortunately, these are common misconceptions that could come back to hurt your loved ones after you’ve passed away.

If you die without making beneficiary designations through a will, your estate could get tied up in lengthy and complicated probate proceedings – and that’s something you want to avoid at all costs.

In probate, the court will use your assets to pay off debts. Anything left over gets distributed to your heirs, including children, parents, and surviving spouses. But if you haven’t designated beneficiaries, you’ll have no say over who gets what.

The court will also appoint an executor to oversee the disbursement of your estate. The executor’s job includes tracking down your heirs and distributing your assets, which is a time-consuming and stressful task. The whole process can take months or longer, during which your loved ones can’t access money they might desperately need.

When your family is dealing with the grief of your passing, they shouldn’t have to handle the hassle of probate court, too. That’s why everyone needs a will – no matter their age or financial status.

Why You Need To Set Up A Trust Today

With trusts, you’re in greater control of who gets your assets and when. Typically, heirs receive assets through a trust much more quickly than they would via probate court. You can set up a trust to distribute your assets just days or weeks following your death.

When it comes to setting up a trust, you have two main options. One is a revocable trust, which you can change as long as you’re still living and able to make sound financial decisions. An irrevocable trust, on the other hand, is much stricter. You can’t change this type of trust without a court order or the approval of all beneficiaries. An estate planning attorney will help you choose a trust if you’re unsure which is best for you.

People with large estates can also use trusts as a tax-efficient method of wealth transfer. In some cases, your heirs won’t have to pay taxes on assets you’ve left them in a trust. That’s especially appealing in a rough economy when every penny counts. Calculating trust taxes is a complicated topic, though, which is why you need a knowledgeable estate planning attorney to help you out.

Power of Attorney: A Trusted Ally in Your Corner

What happens if you become ill or incapacitated and can no longer make decisions for yourself? If you’ve set up power of attorney, you can have a loved one make decisions on your behalf. Powers of attorney enable your representative to manage your money and property when you’re sick, disabled, or otherwise unable to do so.

You can also appoint a medical power of attorney to make health-related decisions for you near the end of life. Even if you think your loved ones know your wishes, this isn’t always true. Advance care planning ensures that your family knows exactly what to do, making things a little easier for them during what is likely a very difficult time.

Is power of attorney the same thing as guardianship? They are similar, but you can think of guardianship as stricter and more restrictive overall. With power of attorney, you’re still allowed to make certain choices for yourself. If you’re under someone’s guardianship, however, that person makes all decisions on your behalf.

How to Get Started With Your Estate Plan

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Areas Served

DeWitt Law Firm serves people with legal needs throughout Northwest Arkansas. We are ready to help you. And we serve multiple communites around Springdale, Arkasnas.

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.

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