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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 Intimidating so We’re Here to Help

Guardianship can be intimidating and seem difficult. 

We’ve helped many people just like you get through the Guardianship process with the least amount of stress possible.

Gary DeWitt - Attorney at Law

Northwest Arkansas Guardianship Attorney – Your Guide to Success

I know first hand how hard it is to lose somebody and the headaches that follow. 

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.

Martha Carson
Martha Carson
January 24, 2023.
They are the BEST !!!!
Carl Wilmsen
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
sheryl bolinger
December 5, 2022.
Very thorough and helped ease my nerves
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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
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!
Andrew Kuszak
Andrew Kuszak
November 8, 2022.
Wonderful to have all the things in place to take care of each other and our kids if anything were to happen. We learned so much through this process and now feel prepared and educated. This has been the best team to work with through this process. Adulting isn’t always fun, but being prepared does help take some of the anxiety and strain away.
Delcie Kincaid
Delcie Kincaid
October 14, 2022.
I highly recommend Gary and Winnie. They did what I was told couldn’t be done. Plus they are easy going, thus making this difficult experience way less stressful.
Ethel Washington
Ethel Washington
September 9, 2022.
This book came at the right time. Family member was ill with no will? no directive. That situation awakend of us.Got my will and POA'S done. Thank you Gary and family. Ethel Washington
Julie Stuart
Julie Stuart
September 7, 2022.
Gary and his staff have been wonderful to work with. Having never had to deal with estate issues or being an executor before, Gary walked me through each step of the process. He and his staff patiently answered all of my numerous questions and reassured me that I was doing everything correctly. Highly recommend Gary and his staff. I wish they practiced law in the state that I reside in.

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.

For more information, go to https://a.arlawhelp.org/elderly-issues/guardianship

Guardianship

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  • What more than a Will do I need to protect me, my family, and my money?
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