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You Can’t Afford to be Without A Will or Trust
- Without a Will or Trust, you may find a Judge and State law dictating who gets what, when, how, and how much!
- Your family pays the price in aggravation, expenses, time, and frustrations of probate and more
- You can lose your privacy because probate is a public process. Much of your and your family’s private information is published in the public court records
Save Your Family From the Ordeal of Probate
Your comprehensive plan saves your family from the headaches, expenses, and anguish of going to court for Probate
Protect Your Family
Your plan protects your money & assets.
Rest Easy & Stop Worrying When Your Will and Trust are 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 Get it…Wills and Trusts Seems Hard and Intimidating so We’re Here to Help
Wills and Trusts 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.
We’ve helped thousands of people just like you create a effective Wills and Trusts with little to no stress.
Northwest Arkansas Wills and Trusts – 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.
What Happens Without a Will – Intestate Administration in Arkansas
If you don’t have a Will State law determines what happens to what you had. This process is called “Intestate Administration.” The State has a plan written that says who gets what, when, how, and how much! The Judge controls most of “Intestate Administration” following state law.
If you only have a Last Will and Testament your family faces the ordeal of Probate. Probate is much like “Intestate Administration” except you leave a list of who gets what, when, how, and how much. You also use your Last Will to nominate who will raise minor children or care for disabled children.
Here are the basics of what happens without a Will in Arkansas Probate Court:
- Your spouse gets 1/3rd of everything other than real estate
- Your spouse gets 1/3rd of the real estate for life (a “life estate”)
- Your children get the other 2/3rds
Types of Trusts
This trust is setup during your lifetime. Under the terms of the Trust, you can change or even revoke the trust while living and competent. These trusts do not protect assets from Medicaid or help you qualify for Medicaid.
The main purposes of a revocable trust are to avoid probate, provide for asset management, and protect your children from their problems later.
Generally an irrevocable trust cannot be changed. Once assets go in, they stay in. If the grantor and ALL the beneficiaries agree, the terms can be changed in Arkansas.
These trusts DO protect assets against Medicaid. BUT you need 5 years for this protection to be absolute. Until then, Medicaid will impose a penalty period for the transfer to the irrevocable trust.
Get The Dangers of Not Having a Will or Only a Will…FREE
- What more than a Will do I need to protect me, my family, and my money?
- What happens if I don’t have a plan and something unexpected happens tomorrow?
- What happens if I only have a Will?
- How do I shield my family from the ordeal of Probate with its exorbitant legal fees, Government intrusion, and publicity?
- How do I avoid tragic lifetime legal problems for myself and my family caused by lack of planning?
- What do I need to stop the Government from intruding into my private family affairs and protect my privacy?
- Should I have a Will or a Trust (or both)?
- Is a Will enough to protect me, my family, and my money?
- What causes Probate and why Probate?
- …AND MANY MORE