Estate Planning

Northwest Arkansas Estate Planning Attorney

Estate Planning is not a sideline practice for me, it is one of the cornerstones of my practice. Effective planning is a process that goes far beyond the production of documents. A complete estate plan begins with a conversation about your personal goals and wishes, followed by a discussion of pertinent family matters and a detailed financial analysis. It does not end until the plan has been fully implemented, from signing documents to re-titling assets and updating beneficiary designations. In the simplest of terms, estate planning is the process through which a person plans the transfer of his or her assets at death, and prevents the court from gaining jurisdiction over his or her affairs. While a Last Will and Testament is a primary building block, a well-conceived estate plan goes beyond directing what you want to happen to your real property, business and investments. Important estate planning tools utilize measures to minimize death taxes and administrative fees, address the care and education of minor children, as well as the handling of financial matters, and health care treatment in the event you became incapacitated. Despite common misconceptions, everyone needs an estate plan. You do not have to be rich to develop an estate plan. While wealthy individuals may require more complicated strategies to avoid federal and state death taxes, even the “not-so-rich” require planning to pass property to their heirs and appoint guardians for their children. A simple will may be the estate planning you need, but it is still extremely important. Starting out with a simple will is an excellent way to protect yourself and your loved ones. Most people do not want to spend time thinking about death. However, thinking about your own death is one of the most important things you can do — especially if you have children or other loved ones depending on you. Reed Law Firm, provides estate planning services to clients in Fayetteville and throughout Northwest Arkansas. Whether your estate is simple, complex or somewhere in between, our estate planning attorney can create a will that protects your legacy and your loved ones. We can also assist you in your probate needs. Regardless of your age or income level, if you have dependents, own property or have any preference as to how your estate may be distributed after your death, it is important to have a will. The attorneys at Reed Law Firm, are experienced estate planners. We meet with you to discuss your needs and goals before drafting a customized document that details your wishes in a clear, concise and legally sound manner, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Advance medical directives

Plan your tomorrow, today. Contact Reed Law Firm

Protecting yourself, your loved ones and everything you worked so hard to build may seem intimidating. Let Reed Law Firm, help. Chris Reed has in-depth knowledge and experience in all areas of estate planning, business organization and related legal issues. Contact us online or call our office at 479-287-4105 to discuss your case.