Cleary Wagle & West
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154 N. Emporia | Wichita, KS 67202
(316) 262-4481

Estate Lawyers

Experienced Estate Attorneys of Wichita, KS

 

Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts)

 All Kansas residents should formulate and execute an estate plan, whether it be simple or complex with the help of experienced of estate lawyers. Without a proper estate plan in place, your property will pass according to the laws of intestate succession which will often create a result that does not suit your wishes. 
 
A will is probably the estate planning document with which you are most familiar. A will directs how your property is to be distributed upon your death and prevents your property from being distributed under the laws of intestate succession. A will is also used to designate a guardian and conservator for any children you may have.

Trusts are also very useful estate planning tools. A trust is an arrangement whereby property is transferred into “trust” with another person, persons, or entity managing the trust property for the benefit of a third party, the beneficiary or beneficiaries. The trustee is then required to hold the trust property for the beneficiaries of the trust and distribute that property to the beneficiaries according to the terms of the trust. Trusts, like wills, are very flexible documents that can be crafted to meet a client's specific needs.

A complete estate plan will likely also include the execution of several other estate planning documents such as: a power of attorney for financial decisions, a power of attorney for healthcare decisions, a living will, and potentially transfer on death and pay on death designations. Our Wichita estate attorneys offer estate planning services for a flat-fee and we will work closely with you to devise a plan that meets your needs and carries out your wishes. Contact our estate lawyers today for a consultation.