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Arkansas Estate Planning Law Firm in Springdale

Bentonville Estate Planning Attorney

Protect Your Family & Money to be Your Family’s Hero

Estate planning is the superior and the only effective way to 
  • Get the peace of mind and security you and your family deserve.
  • Ensure your loved ones are taken care of, both financially and emotionally, during your lifetime and after you’re gone.
  • Prevent the traumatic ordeal of Probate
  • Clearly outline your wishes to eliminate family conflict and fighting
  • Protect your loved ones inheritance from lawsuits, divorce, creditors, waste, and more
  • Save your home from being sold to pay for long term care
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Without a Plan You are Leaving Legal Messes and Ordeals for Your Family

  • If you don’t plan, Arkansas has written a plan for you and the State uses it by default. You and your family probably won’t like it
  • Your family pays the price in pain, expenses, time, and frustrations of legal ordeals and messes, like Probate and more
  • Your family will face the long ordeal of Probate (the State’s plan). You don’t control who inherits…the State does
  • If you’re suddenly incapacitated you don’t control who makes your personal, financial, legal, and healthcare decisions…the State does
We don’t want that for you. Our plans have given thousands of people the peace of mind they deserve. We have a plan that will work for you too.

It doesn’t have to be that way. 

Avoid the Mess of Probate for Your Family’s Peace of Mind With an Estate Plan

Effective estate planning saves your family from the headaches, expenses, and anguish of probate, eases their lives, and gives you peace of mind

Protect Your Home From the Nursing Home and Probate With an Estate Plan

Don’t give it all to a nursing home. Don’t lose a big chunk to probate. Know somebody you know and trust will be in charge when you can’t be.

Rest Easy & Stop Worrying When Your Estate Plan is Done

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.

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 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.

Bentonville Estate Planning
Bentonville Estate Planning

 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.

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!
sheryl bolinger
December 5, 2022.
Very thorough and helped ease my nerves
GG2 Sports Cards
November 29, 2022.
Easy to work with. I like to ask a lot of questions and they answered every one! Great communication! Very smooth process.
Alison Van Hecke
November 15, 2022.
Gary DeWitt did an amazing job working through a complex probate situation with our team. He was on top of it all and communicated with us and our client regarding the process. Highly recommend!
Bentonville Estate Planning
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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?

What is Bentonville Estate Planning?

Estate planning is the process of making arrangements for the distribution of your assets and property after your death. It involves creating a plan for the distribution of your assets, determining who will manage your estate, and making arrangements for the care of your minor children, if you have any. Estate planning also involves the creation of legal documents, such as a will, power of attorney, and living will, that outline your wishes and ensure that they are carried out after your death.

Why is Bentonville Estate Planning Important?

Estate planning is important because it ensures that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and that your loved ones are protected. Without proper estate planning, the distribution of your assets may be left to the courts, which could result in your assets being distributed in a manner that is not in line with your wishes. Estate planning also ensures that your wishes are carried out in the event of your incapacity, and that your minor children are provided for in the event of your death.

What Are the Benefits of Estate Planning in Bentonville, Arkansas?

There are several benefits to estate planning in Bentonville, Arkansas, including:

Peace of mind

Estate planning gives you peace of mind knowing that your assets and loved ones are protected and that your wishes will be carried out after your death.


Estate planning allows you to have control over the distribution of your assets and the care of your minor children, rather than leaving it up to the courts.

Tax savings

Estate planning can also result in tax savings for your beneficiaries by minimizing the amount of estate and inheritance taxes they will owe.

Asset protection

Estate planning can also protect your assets from creditors, lawsuits, and other claims, ensuring that your assets are available for your beneficiaries.

What Are the Different Types of Estate Planning Documents?

There are several types of estate planning documents that you can create to ensure that your assets are protected and distributed according to your wishes. Some of the most common estate planning documents include:


A will is a legal document that outlines how you want your assets to be distributed after your death. It also specifies who will be the executor of your estate and who will be the guardians of your minor children.

Power of attorney

A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf in the event of your incapacity.

Living will

A living will is a legal document that outlines your wishes for medical treatment in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself.


A trust is a legal arrangement that allows you to transfer assets to a trustee, who will hold and manage the assets for the benefit of your beneficiaries.

Estate Planning for Business Owners

If you own a business in Bentonville, Arkansas, estate planning is especially important. Estate planning for business owners involves creating a plan for the transfer of ownership and management of the business after your death. This may involve creating a buy-sell agreement, a key person insurance policy, or a trust to ensure the continued operation of the business.

Estate Planning for Parents

Estate planning is also important for parents, as it ensures that your minor children are provided for in the event of your death. This may involve creating a will that specifies who will be the guardian of your minor children, and making arrangements for their financial support. It is also important to consider creating a trust to hold assets for the benefit of your children until they reach a certain age or until certain conditions are met.

The Estate Planning Process

The estate planning process typically involves several steps, including:

  • Assessing your assets and liabilities
  • Determining your estate planning goals and objectives
  • Creating a plan to meet your goals and objectives
  • Drafting and executing estate planning documents
  • Reviewing and updating your estate plan as necessary
  • Working with an Estate Planning Attorney

Working with an estate planning attorney is an important step in the estate planning process. An estate planning attorney can help you assess your assets and liabilities, determine your estate planning goals and objectives, and create a plan that meets your needs. They can also draft and execute estate planning documents and help you review and update your estate plan as necessary.


Estate planning is an important process for residents of Bentonville, Arkansas, to ensure that their assets are protected and distributed according to their wishes. Whether you are a business owner, a parent, or just someone who wants to ensure that your assets and loved ones are protected, estate planning is an essential step to take. By working with an estate planning attorney, you can ensure that your estate planning needs are met and that your assets and loved ones are protected.

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