Experienced Lawyer For Family Estate Planning
As Americans amass wealth during their lifetimes, get married or divorced, have children, or advance in age, they will at some point ask how their assets will be distributed upon their death. One solution is to do nothing and burden your heirs with that problem or rely on state laws for the disposition of assets (otherwise known as intestate succession). Alternatively, you may also contact me, attorney Kevin Stuart Cavanaugh at the Law Firm of Kevin Stuart Cavanaugh. Specifically, I work with clients to develop an optimal estate plan that will not only effectively manage their assets, but also provide planning for unexpected future illnesses or disabilities, including end-of-life care.
I also understand how difficult and emotional it may be to contemplate one’s own death and as such, is very sensitive to these matters and your specific concerns. Overall, I have worked with countless individuals and families in the Kansas City metropolitan area and fully understand how uncomfortable this process may be for those thinking about employing the services of an estate planning lawyer. My pledge to all of the firm’s clients is to facilitate the estate planning process as smoothly as possible.
Who Would Benefit From Our Estate Planning Services?
- Married couples
- Parents with minor children
- Childless couples
- Blended families
- Second and subsequent marriages
- Change of marital status, including divorce or death of a spouse
- Anyone experiencing major life changes
What Services Do I Offer?
Estate planning entails reviewing your entire “estate.” Anything you own is considered your estate, which may include money, bank accounts, retirement accounts, cars, homes, real estate holdings, businesses, investments, furniture, life insurance, personal possessions or even an inheritance. I will ask you to provide a detailed inventory of your assets, including your debts. Estate planning also requires making several decisions and working with your estate planner to craft a detailed plan with specific instructions as to who gets what or how your loved ones, if they are minor or disabled should be cared for, including how you should be cared for should you become disabled or get sick, and how you should be buried. Specifically, I can prepare the following to achieve your objectives:
- Living wills
- Estate tax planning
- Planning for care of minor or disabled children
- Charitable gifts
Legal Support To Protect Your Elderly Loved Ones
In addition, I offer a range of services to protect your elderly loves ones, including:
- Protection from fraudulent theft of their money
- Medicaid planning to protect them from the high cost of nursing home care
- Advance directives for health care
- Power of attorney
I also have extensive experience in probate and estate administration in the event your loved one dies and had executed a will before his or her death or never got around to preparing a will or engaging in the estate planning process. The responsibility of handling the estate of your deceased family member in probate court can be daunting and emotional. An estate planning attorney may be able to offer legal advice and representation involving probate and estate administration.
The Law Firm of Kevin Stuart Cavanaugh is a versatile firm and offers estate planning solutions that can give you the peace of mind that your loved ones will be taken care of should you pass, or that you are taken care of should you become disabled, terminally ill, or pass away.
Call My Office In Leawood To Schedule A Free Consultation
Call the Law Firm of Kevin Stuart Cavanaugh at 913-624-9547 or cell number 913-290-0938, or contact me by email today. I represent clients from Kansas and Missouri and out-of-state clients facing matters pending in the probate courts within these two states.