Planning for the future is easier with honest legal advice from an experienced probate law attorney.
Wills and Trusts
Probate law covers the process where a will is proven valid in court. A will protects your family and your property after you’re gone. This includes designating people to care for your property, guardians to care for your children, and name an executor – someone who makes sure the conditions outlined in your will are carried through.
In Kansas, if there is no will, the court will follow state law that gives assets to the family members according to the provisions of the laws of intestate succession. In other words, the state has written a will for you which may not be what you want. Having a will alleviates uncertainty and gives loved ones some peace of mind during a difficult time. At Caffey, Johnson & Ingels, P.A. a probate attorney can guide you through the process of creating a will or trust, leaving no uncertainty during the process.
A trust holds property and assets and can be distributed on death much like a will, except that it usually does not have to go through probate – a court procedure. This means that details are kept private from the public. It is important to discuss the options with an experienced probate attorney to see what option is best for you.
Benefits of a Will
- You make decisions about your assets
It’s easier to follow your wishes and leaves less room for interpretation or conflict when dealing with your estate. Plus, you don’t have to worry about inheritance going to the wrong person.
- The probate process is quickened
With a will, the court can proceed quickly rather than getting stuck in the process of deciding how to move forward
- Peace of mind for loved ones
Having a will can alleviate stress on those who will be part of the probate process and avoids conflict both personally and legally.
Probate Law and Estate Administration
Probate is a court procedure that involves all estate administration proceedings dealing with assets in the deceased’s name. An executor or administrator will be appointed and will be responsible for managing assets of the estate. An experienced probate attorney knows the ins-and-outs of this process and can guide you through with honest legal advice.
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