Saline County Estate Planning Lawyer
Estate Planning is for Everyone
It's a common misconception that estate planning only applies to the wealthy, upper class. While the wealthy certainly benefit from planning for the future, everyone, regardless if they are millionaires or of modest means can benefit dramatically from having an estate plan in place. At the foundation of an estate plan is the will; however, the will is merely the base of an estate plan.
Estate planning expands to a number of important areas such as guardianship for minor children, creating advance directives for your health care or your finances in case of incapacitation, naming a personal representative who you trust to manage your estate after you die,
Medicaid planning so your spouse and children aren't left with nothing, and protecting your assets through the use of
If you want to control your health care, your long-term care, and who receives which assets or property and when, then it's important to start planning today while you're in good health and of sound mind. In the legal community there is something referred to as a "death bed will," which is something that can fall under question in regards to fraud, mental incapacity, and undue influence and result in a will contest and probate litigation.
When you've worked hard all of these years to accumulate assets and provide for your loved ones, it's important to start planning today so you can prevent the distribution of your estate from falling into the government's hands, and so you can prevent bitter arguments over asset distribution between your heirs. With over 21 years of experience, The Law Office of Paul D. White, P.A. is well-equipped to assist you with your
estate planning and probate needs.
Protect and Plan for Yourself and Your Family
If your loved one is incapacitated to the extent that he or she cannot properly manage his or her personal care or finances, it may be best to obtain guardianship. Guardianships can help you protect your loved ones from themselves and others by allowing you to make decisions for them. It is possible to control only financial matters, such as managing assets, or only personal matters, such as choosing a place of residence for the individual. I can explain your rights and options to you and help you become a guardian so that you can provide much needed care for a family member.
As a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., I am prepared to assist seniors and their families with their special needs associated with aging.
Elder law includes assisting seniors both now and planning for their futures in regards to healthcare and finances. As you age, you may need regular medical care or assistance, such as nursing home care. Nursing home care can be costly, but I can help safeguard your assets from being drained by the expenses through careful Medicaid planning. Planning for yourself may be an essential aspect of providing for your loved ones, and I can assist you in creating a comprehensive estate plan to help you both now and later in life.
Seek Knowledgeable Guidance in Bryant!
Losing a loved one is never easy, and attempting to settle their estate while you are still grieving can make the process even more difficult. If you are serving as an executor or administrator for a family member's estate, my firm can walk you through the probate process. The state of Arkansas does not follow the Uniform Probate Code, and obtaining the services of a Bryant probate attorney may be extremely beneficial. Although the basic steps of collecting and managing probate assets, paying debts and taxes and distributing the remaining property are the same, there are certain differences between the states. I understand Arkansas laws and can explain dower, curtesy, and other legal concepts. It is possible to be an out-of-state executor or administrator, and my firm is prepared to serve as an attorney for residents of other states who are settling Saline County estates. Clients come first at the firm, and I am prepared to assist you in honoring your loved one's last wishes.
Enlist the Assistance of a Saline County Estate Planning Attorney
In addition to probate and estate planning, I assist clients in obtaining VA benefits as a VA accredited attorney. I also help clients
form business es and purchase, sell or rent
real estate. My firm offers
free initial consultations for individuals and families who want more information about their unique probate and estate planning options. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of obtaining the services of a Saline County estate planning lawyer,
contact The Law Office of Paul D. White today.