ESTATE PLANNING, TRUSTS & ESTATES

The accumulation and preservation of family wealth for current and future generations is a priority for many of our clients. We recognize that as your family evolves over time, your estate planning needs and goals may change. Additionally, the laws and regulations relating to estate and gift taxes are frequently in flux. Therefore we strive to work with our estate planning clients throughout their lives as legal environments and family circumstances change to ensure your estate planning goals are fully effectuated.

We routinely design creative estate plans that are designed to pass the maximum amount of wealth to future generations, while using estate planning devices that will not be administratively burdensome to your family. We have experience using numerous advanced estate planning techniques, many of which are directed at avoiding gift, estate, generation-skipping transfer taxes. We provide clients with multi-generational estate planning that is specifically tailored to your desires, including estate plans which utilize the following:

  • Wills
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Specialized Irrevocable Trusts
  • Medical Care Directives and Health Care Powers of Attorney
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts
  • Lifetime Gifts
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Pre-Marital Agreements
  • Educational Gifts/Trusts for Children and Grandchildren

Additionally, our firm provides clients with comprehensive estate planning services by assisting loved ones with administering estate plans after death. If probate administration is necessary, our experienced attorneys can provide assistance by navigating an estate through the Arkansas probate courts. Our attorneys also assist with post-death trust administration by advising trustees as to their fiduciary duties and obligations.

If we can be of assistance in any of the areas described above, please contact any one of our attorneys to schedule a consultation.