Estate Planning is an area of practice around evaluating, structuring and managing a person’s estate. It often includes planning for incapacity and after death. Estate planning frequently overlaps with many other legal issues such as probate, real estate, business and even family law. The ultimate goals of estate planning are determined by the desires of the client and their family.
If you want someone other than a court to handle your last wishes then you need estate planning. If you do not have an estate plan then your estate is handled under the default rules of Kansas. For many people, these rules are not acceptable. Both Kansas and federal law give us the ability to override some of their default rules. Estate planning places you back in control of your estate.