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 a
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
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
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.
member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., I am prepared to assist seniors and their families with their specific
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
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.