Guard Your Legacy — Pave The Way In The Future — Increase Peace Of Mind Now  

Estate law encompasses a wide range of legal matters. Some are of great interest during a person's lifetime; others become important after someone passes away. Estate planning during your lifetime is a wise component of lifetime financial planning. Estate administration — usually including probate — is the other side of the equation. Estate administration is important to understand during your lifetime, and important for your executor(s) to carry out according to your wishes afterward.

Howard Law Firm, PLLC, in Benton, Arkansas, is a valuable resource for area residents in need of advice and guidance in estate law matters. I am estate planning attorney Lori D. Howard and I welcome the opportunity to explain how I can help with any of the following:

  • Understanding wills and probate — and using that understanding to create and maintain a solid estate plan.
  • Drafting and formalizing a will that accurately reflects your values and your wishes. You can make your will unique while making sure it meets legal requirements as an enforceable testamentary document.
  • Creating powers of attorney that will enable people you select to manage your affairs and make decisions for you if you are incapacitated for any reason.
  • Probate and estate administration — how your personal representative(s) will distribute your assets after your death. You may elect to put most of your possessions in one or more trusts to simplify distribution of assets and possibly to help your beneficiaries save on taxes.
  • Contesting a will. You may believe your loved one was coerced to change his or her will. In this case, you will bring a will contest. Or you may face challenges from siblings or others. In this case, you will need to defend the will.

Get An Estate Plan Underway With The Help Of An Understanding Lawyer

Even if you do not feel ready to create your entire estate plan now, learn how you can get it started and add to it. I offer free 30-minute initial consultations to Arkansas residents in need of estate planning or estate administration. Call 501-794-6991 to schedule an initial discussion, or contact me online to get started.