Estate Planning

Estate planning allows you to plan for your family and your assets in the event that something happens to you. A will or trust can provide for an orderly and efficient distribution of your property. During the estate planning process, you can also make recommendations about who will care for your children, and you can make sure any money inherited by your children is properly managed.

The Importance of an Estate Plan

Estate planning not only accounts for the division of your property, but it also appoints individuals who can help you over the long-term. A power of attorney can be used to appoint someone to manage your affairs if you become unable to care for yourself. A health care directive can clearly spell out what types of care you want to receive if you are unable to communicate for yourself.

It’s a good idea to consider an estate plan — even if you do not have a large estate. A good estate plan lets you determine what happens in the event of your death or incapacity. If you don’t have a plan, your wishes may not be followed. If you have a will or trust that was prepared several years ago, it is also a good idea to review it with an attorney to make sure it still accurately states your wishes. 

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At the Law Offices of Kenneth McRae, LLC, we believe it is important that your estate plan is both practical and affordable. Many people do not have a big enough estate to incur state taxes. As a result, they may not need to pay advanced tax.

Develop a Simple or Complex Plan

Some individuals want to delay estate planning because they hope that their assets and property will grow substantially over time. A simple will or trust can address the basics — like disposing of property and recommending a caretaker for young children — without the expense of a complex estate plan. Because a will can amend over time, you can start with a simple will and, as your estate grows, make changes to reflect your changing situation.

If you are considering a will, trust, or power of attorney, contact the Law Offices of Kenneth McRae, LLC to discuss your options. We are also happy to help if you want to review an existing estate plan to see if changes are needed. No matter where you are, it’s important to at least start on a plan. It can be tweaked over time, but if something were to happen to you before you have a plan in place, it’ll be too late to make sure your loved ones are cared for.

Use a trusted Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Attorney

Ken has been practicing law for more than 20 years and has handled family law cases, real estate contracts, wills and estates, personal injury cases, and criminal matters. From serving on a panel of attorneys helping low-income individuals to serving as a judge pro tem, Ken’s experience has prepared him for trying cases, arguing motions, appearing in mediation, and negotiating settlements. He will closely evaluate your case to determine the right approach for your unique needs.