Lee's Summit Wills and Trusts Experts

Why Invest in a Will or a Trust?

We all lead busy lives, dropping off the kids at band practice, heading into the office, stopping by the grocery store. In all of that flurry of activity, it is easy to overlook the need for something so seemingly mundane as a will and trust. Why should you take the time out of a jam-packed day?

Protect Your Assets

Simply speaking, wills and trusts are legal documents that help you protect yourself.

A will acts to:

  • Represent your wishes in a court of law.
  • Helps make sure your daughter gets your wedding ring after you're gone.
  • Makes sure someone you trust is in charge of distributing your estate.
  • Be your voice when saying who you'd like to raise your children if you are unable to do so.

A trust, on the other hand, is an arrangement that lets a third party hold assets on behalf of a beneficiary. As part of a customized estate plan, a trust can help protect your family from pricey probate costs. It can help protect your family's privacy by keeping the details of your estate off public record. A trust can protect the death benefit funds from your life insurance policy.

Taking Control of Your Assets

The best reason to utilize wills and trusts is that you, and not the state, will be in charge of what happens to the assets you have spent so long building. Whatever your stage of life, you've worked hard to get what you have, and it would be a mistake to forgo the extra step to protect those assets. Wills and trusts put you in control and give you the peace of mind of knowing that your estate will pass on to your beneficiaries without legal struggles.

How Do I Start?

As with most things in life, the first step is the hardest. The legal documents can be confusing and overwhelming. That's why your best bet is to talk to an attorney who can guide you through the process and answer all of your questions. Our office serves Lee's Summit and all of the greater Kansas City area.

To get started on will and trusts, call (816) 287-2266.

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