Helping People With Estate Planning And Administering Probate
At Samani Law, LLC, we take pride in helping members of our community plan for the future of their families by providing estate planning services and working with clients who want to adopt. We also help people work through the probate process when they lose a loved one. Estate planning documents and services we provide include:
- Powers of attorneys
In addition, if you are adopting a child, we can craft or revise your estate plan to reflect this change, whether it involves naming guardians or protecting their inheritance. We pride ourselves on being highly responsive and making sure you understand all of your options and the way each choice affects the goals you wish to achieve. To get started, call 816-912-3561 today.
Making The Right Estate Planning Choices
When people enter our office in search of estate planning help, they are typically unaware of the pros and cons of setting up a will versus a trust. The truth of the matter is that estate planning does not have a one-size-fits-all solution. Only by discussing your specific financial and family situation can we determine what makes the most sense for you.
A will is a little less expensive and usually faster to complete, but it is always subject to probate, becomes public knowledge at your death and takes longer to distribute assets to your heirs. A trust is a little more expensive and takes longer to complete, but it bypasses probate, remains private and, in most cases, distributes assets to your heirs fairly quickly after your passing. In many cases, we recommend both a will for passing on possessions and naming guardians for minors and a trust for the more complex financial assets.
Helping Protect Loved Ones With Guardianships And Conservatorships
When a loved one becomes incapable of managing their finances or taking care of themselves due to injury or health issues, naming a guardian or conservator becomes necessary. A guardian is given authority to make decisions for a protected person such as medical decisions, where to live and decisions about education. A conservator is responsible for making financial decisions on behalf of a protected person. We help people through the court application process for both guardianships and conservatorships.