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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.

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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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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