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Wichita Elder Law Attorneys

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Weber Law Office, P.A.
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  • 31 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ann T.
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Joe was great to work with. I was in a pinch because my first attorney dropped the ball. Joe promptly was able to pick up where he left off and complete my divorce. His office staff was all very professional and great to work with and he was very reasonably priced. I will definitely refer friends to him if the chance arises.

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Attorney Kevin Smith at Acelaw represents clients needing services in accident, criminal and employment law. He specializes in DUI, drug and domestic violence cases. Kevin practices law throughout Kansas and provides legal services and counseling to defendants and litigants seeking such legal services. He gives free initial consultations!

  • 32 years in business
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For 26 years, first as Newman, Reynolds & Riffel and now as Newman, Riffel & Hesse, P.A. (NR&H), we’ve been a collection law firm dedicated to the protection of creditor rights. Our firm leverages its extensive experience and in-depth knowledge to deliver sound counsel and solution-driven representation to clients throughout Kansas. Our clients include those needing debt collection and foreclosure services in the areas of real estate dispute and professional license application and defense.

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I offer peace of mind for your personal life. I make sure that what you have goes to who you want it to go to, when you want it to got to them, and how you want it to go to them. You get to control it. The courts will not be the ones who decide what should be done, you are. I am also working in special needs planning and asset protection planning. There are attorneys out there who have more experience who have lost clients to me because I talk on your level, and I care about you and what you want. I'll make sure you are taken care of.

  • 81 years in business
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For 75 years, Bever Dye, LC has provided superior tax law representation to a diverse client base throughout Kansas and the United States. Founded in 1937, by a prominent Kansas tax attorney, Ellis D. Bever, our firm is built on a strong tradition of service and commitment to our clients. Today, our attorneys meet your needs with extensive experience in many areas of law including taxation, estate planning and succession planning, probate, trust administration, business law, charitable organizations, employee benefits/ERISA, oil and gas and real estate transactions. Whether you are in Wichita or across the country, you can count on the partner-level attention and dedication of our skilled attorneys.

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The Law Offices of Slape & Howard is a renowned law firm in Wichita that provides legal consultation for workers' compensation, social security, and personal injury cases.

  • 18 years in business
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If you need an estate planning lawyer in Wichita who is passionate about what he does and is dedicated to making sure all your needs are met, contact The Law Office of Andrew Rowe. Andrew does everything he can to make the process of estate planning go as smoothly and painlessly as possible. At the Law Office of Andrew Rowe, the client is family.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What kind of lawyer does wills?

No one likes talking about death, but it’s better than leaving your children or siblings to sort out your estate. A clearly planned will can make the time of mourning easier for everyone. An estate attorney will develop a legal will, create trusts on your behalf, and ensure the proper execution of your estate after you pass away.  

Family attorneys and estate attorneys, also called probate and wills attorneys, can each prepare wills. The type of lawyer best suited to prepare your will depends on your situation. Most family attorneys provide services to prepare basic wills, including bequeathing property and personal items to family or naming a guardian for minor children. However, estate attorneys specialize in preparing wills in more complex situations. Consider hiring an estate attorney if you:

  • Have a large number of assets, especially those subject to estate taxes
  • Want to create a trust, such as allowing a spouse to live in your home until he or she dies and then leaving it to your children, or set up long-term care for a beneficiary
  • Have an ownership stake in a business
  • Expect someone to contest your will
  • Want to disinherit your spouse

How much does it cost to have a living will?

Either a family attorney or an estate, or wills, attorney can help you prepare a living will, either as part of your general estate planning or as an individual document. The cost typically ranges from $250 to $500, depending on your attorney’s fees; some charge by the hour, while others have a flat rate for writing a living will. Some states require living wills to be notarized, which adds an average of $5 to $15. In a living will — also called an advanced healthcare directive — you specify whether you want to be kept on life support if you become terminally ill or lapse into a persistent vegetative state. You can also answer other important questions in a living will like your preferences for tube feeding, artificial hydration and pain medication in situations when you cannot communicate your wishes on your own.

How do you find a good lawyer for wills?

Estate planning is an important part of financial planning, so it’s important to find the right attorney to prepare your will. Although most family attorneys can put together a basic will, you may want one who specializes in wills and estate planning, especially if you have a lot of assets or a dependent to take care of. You may need an attorney who has expertise in planning and executing trusts and a background in taxes. Ask how the attorney charges; some charge by the hour, others have a set fee for writing wills, and some charge a percentage of the total value of the estate. Make a list of several potential wills attorneys to interview. Make sure you make a strong personal connection with your attorney — you need to be comfortable telling him or her personal, confidential information about your life, and you need to feel that the attorney is committed to solving any problems that may arise while writing your will. Also find out how long the attorney has practiced estate law and whether he or she has handled wills similar to yours.

How much should an estate plan cost?

The cost of an estate plan depends largely on the number of parts it includes and the complexity of the documents. The most basic estate plan is simply a will, but it may also include designating power of attorney or a health care proxy to another person, writing a living will, or making a HIPAA authorization. The average national cost to make an estate plan ranges from $350 to $900, but can cost much more in complicated situations. For example, an estate attorney may charge only $900 to prepare a basic will providing outright distribution — meaning that property and assets are distributed upon death. Writing a more complicated will and holding assets in trusts can cost $3,000, or more. The process of creating an estate plan generally takes two to four weeks, starting with the initial consultation with the wills attorney to identify areas of concern in order to design an estate plan that fits your goals and budget. Once an estate plan is written, the attorney meets with the clients, a notary, and two neutral witnesses to review and sign the plan and associated documents.

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