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Kansas Wills and Trusts Attorney

Whether you must administer an estate through probate or you seek a will or a trust that best protects your family’s future, you want a Kansas estate planning attorney who understands your values and the law. At Weber Law Office, P.A., we have helped people throughout Wichita and south central Kansas with probate and estate planning concerns for more than 29 years.

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It is the goal of our firm to provide cost-effective solutions for our clients. We understand that it is even more important for our clients to find solutions that also honor their values. Dedicated to serving individuals, families and their businesses, we can help you develop sensible probate and estate planning solutions.

Estate Planning to Protect Your Family’s Future

There are many ways to protect the future of your family and your family’s business. By taking the time to develop a comprehensive estate plan, including wills, trusts and powers of attorney, you can make sure your wishes are honored and the people you love are taken care of properly. We will guide you through the entire estate planning process and help you understand your options regarding:

  • Estate and will planning
  • Trusts, including living revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts and charitable trusts
  • Powers of attorney and medical durable powers of attorney
  • Transfer on death deeds and business transfers
  • Guardianship and conservatorship
  • Probate administration, including contested probates, contested estates, will contests and estate litigation
  • Determination of descent

Estate Taxes

There are many different ways to tax an estate, and each way can seriously impact the estate property. Our firm can refer you to an accountant who can help you determine the best way to set up your estate to minimize future estate taxes.

Special Needs Trusts

If you have one or more kids with special needs, you have undoubtedly seen your children grow and change over time. Children grow into adults, and all children, including and especially those with special needs continue to experience growth and change throughout their adult lives. As you and your children grow older, it is crucial that you engage in estate planning. A proper estate plan secures your hopes for their futures, including any care and accommodations that any of your children will need throughout their childhood and into their adult lives.

When parents have one or more children with special needs, their estate planning must get done in a way that will provide for all of their children while not jeopardizing their children’s’ eligibility for critical resources like Medicaid and Supplemental Security income. What some parents do not realize is that setting up an estate plan where children inherit assets directly could jeopardize their special needs children’s abilities to qualify for essential benefits that they depend on for day to day living. Fortunately, estate planning attorneys are equipped with the tools and knowledge to help parents provide for their children without cutting them off from other essential sources of provision.  With proper guidance, parents can accomplish that objective and engage in estate planning that treats all of their children equitably while ensuring that any special needs children will get the care and resources that they need. A Kansas estate planning attorney can help you accomplish those and any other estate planning objectives that you have, including management of resources after your passing for those who are unable to manage the resources that they stand to inherit on their own.

Your estate plan is likely to contain many of the typical estate planning documents, plus a few others that will ensure that all of your family members’ needs will get met. Your attorney can help you create your wills, powers of attorney, and possibly even a revocable living trust. One additional item that your estate planning attorney may use to help you achieve your estate planning goals is a special needs trust. If you and your attorney decide that a special needs trust is a good fit for your family, it is worth taking the extra time to find a trustee who is knowledgeable about administering special needs trusts because each special needs trust beneficiary has a unique situation that can be best served by an individual who has experience working with those who are similarly situated.

You work hard to ensure that all of your children, including those with special needs, have what they need to live healthy, joyful, successful lives. The best way to ensure that your provision for your family continues into the future is to work with a Kansas estate planning attorney to create an estate plan that meets your family’s needs. Call the law office of J. Joseph Weber, P.A. today, at 316.265.7802 for an initial consultation.

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Someday, you and your family may go through the estate administration or probate process. If you take the time to find a plan that fits you and your values today, you will know that you, your family and your business are protected in the future. Our Wichita law office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We offer weekend and evening hours by appointment. Contact us today for more information about will and trust preparation or our other estate planning services.