Estate Planning and Probate
Give yourself peace of mind.
Through the use of Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and Irrevocable Trusts, to name a few, our firm can help you and your family protect your wealth for future generations, minimize estate taxes, and avoid probate, saving your loved ones time and expense.
Hartmann Law Office offers a “Trust Estate Plan,” which includes a Living Trust, a Pour-over Will, a Durable Power of Attorney, a Healthcare Power of Attorney, and a Living Will. Call us today for a consultation regarding which estate plan works best for you.
We advise everyone to execute a comprehensive estate plan prior to death, but unfortunately and all too often, a deceased's assets must be addressed in a probate hearing prior to distribution. The process is lengthy and expensive.
Missouri and Kansas laws require probate proceedings when an individual dies intestate (meaning without a will or trust) or when an individual leaves a will. So, why execute a will when it must be probated? A will can eliminate many of the issues that arise when the deceased leaves no written specifications about their asset distribution. Contact our experienced attorneys if you have lost a loved one, who you believe left a will or no will at all. We will discuss the probate process with you and help you define expectations. Please remember, you must open a probate estate within a limited time after an individual's death, so do not delay!