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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.

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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.

NaKita Hollingsworth
January 23, 2024.
Joshua Daniels is a very sharp lawyer. He has a strong voice when it comes down to it. He also listens closely and is kind. He has helped me completely and thoroughly through my entire case. He is the best lawyer straight across the board!
Zachary Smith
January 2, 2024.
I cannot recommend DeWitt Law highly enough. During a difficult time (a parent's sudden death), Gary was our anchor keeping us from drifting away and the lighthouse leading us through the intricacies of the probate process. He answered every weird question I had and was more patient than I deserved. Use DeWitt Law; you will not regret it.
John Edgmon
December 12, 2023.
Gary DeWitt Law Firm provided outstanding service for my estate. Very quick and concise. I highly recommend Gary for your estate lawyer. John Edgmon.
Tanaya Lucke
November 8, 2023.
I am so thankful I found this firm. They went above and beyond to help in my very stressful situation. They took the stress of the legal work away and I could breath. I wish I could give 10 starts. Highly recommend!
DeDe Cottingham
October 28, 2023.
The folks at DeWitt Law Firm are great. I would highly recommend them for your estate planning needs. They are friendly, thorough, and explain the entire process on a level you can understand. They provided excellent counsel for our next steps.
ivo kool
October 4, 2023.
Really Helpful and Skilled in setting up trust. Great to work with
Patty Marchbanks
September 9, 2023.
Gary and his wife were so friendly and knowledgeable with helping us with our Estate . They answered all our questions and gave us directions in things we hadn’t thought about. If you are thinking about getting your State planning done my husband and I highly recommend them !
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.
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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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