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Arkansas Estate Planning Law Firm in Springdale

Northwest Arkansas Guardianship 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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You Can’t Afford the Wrong Guardianship Attorney

  • The wrong lawyer may cost you more time, aggravation and money.
  • Your family pays the price in aggravation, expenses, time, and frustrations of probate and more
  • Guardianship is an every evolving area of the law and you need an attorney that keeps up on the changes.

Reduce Stress

A guardianship requires trips to court to see the Judge. Your family won’t have a choice in this. We make it as stress free as possible.

Protect You, Your Family, and Your Money

There are alternatives to a guardianship that help protect you during your lifetime and keep you and your family out of court.

Rest Easy & Stop Worrying

The right attorney will guide you through the entire process with a minimum of stress and frustration.

We Get it…Guardianship is Intimidating so We’re Here to Help

Guardianship 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.

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.

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!
James Barton
July 29, 2023.
Great, friendly advice. No pressure. They will tell you if you don't need their services. We became a client. Enough said.
Bonnie Gibson
May 25, 2023.
Great people. Helped me get my will done just the way I wanted and gave expert advice on doing things the right way. My family and I will feel so much more at ease now. Highly recommended.
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.
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As people age decision making often becomes difficult if not impossible. It is at times like this that they will need help making decisions.

What is a Guardianship?

A Guardianship is a court order giving somebody else the authority to make decisions for another person. That person also has the responsibility to care for the “ward.” A guardianship can be for managing property, personal affairs or both.

In Arkansas, the guardian has limits. Before doing certain things, they must get permission from the Judge. Some of those things include removing life support, terminating parental rights, selling property, and taking away a driver’s license.

What are the Alternatives to a Guardianship?

The best alternative is to have a Durable Power of Attorney in place. The powers of attorney allow the “attorney in fact” to make the decisions about personal, financial, legal, and healthcare matters. You want the powers to be durable. Typically, powers of attorney end when a person becomes incompetent.

Advantages of Powers of Attorney over a Guardianship

People have the choice of who is given the power of attorney and can change it as needed.

  • People may end the power of attorney at any time.
  • Family doesn’t need to go to court.
  • No court supervision required.
  • Compared to a guardianship, the powers of attorney are inexpensive.

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