Estate Planning

There are two primary reasons for writing and filing a legal will through a qualified, experienced attorney's office. First, a legal will protects your family from probate court upon your death. Your legal will establishes exactly what happens to your property, and how your estate assets will be distributed. If you don't have a will, a judge decides for you. Many people don't consider the second important reason for writing a legal will. A legal will gives you the opportunity to decide the fate of your minor children in the event you should die and no parent or legal guardian survives you. By filing a will, you will determine how your children's education should continue, who will become their legal guardian, and when they will gain control of your estate.

At the estate planning and probate law attorneys' offices of Ankerholz and Smith, we will fully explain how wills and trusts should be your first, most important step in a solid estate plan. Our attorneys can put the financial and legal instruments in place to make sure that your family is protected from the expense and inconvenience of probate court. You have worked hard to build your financial legacy for your kids and heirs. Protect your estate by hiring experienced estate planning lawyers who will make a difference.

For more information about our complete range of estate planning legal services, contact the Overland Park estate planning lawyers at the Law Offices of Ankerholz and Smith to discuss your estate planning goals. Let us show you why we want to become your personal attorneys.

Wills and Probate Protection Legal Instruments:

  • Last Will and Testaments
  • Living wills
  • Medical power of attorney, advance health care directives
  • Financial power of attorney
  • Estate administration
  • Probate court representation
  • Contested will litigation
  • Conservatorship services

Trusts and Estate Distribution Instruments:

  • Testamentary trusts
  • Estate trust lawyers
  • Revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Living trusts
  • All other trusts

If you have reached a point in your life where you know that estate planning should be a priority, contact the Overland Park estate planning lawyers at the Law Offices of Ankerholz and Smith to meet with us about ways we can help protect your financial legacy.