Why Everyone Needs An Estate Plan

Many people think that wills and other estate planning documents are only for the very wealthy or the very old, but this is a misconception. In fact, estate planning is important for individuals and families in every stage of life.

One purpose of your estate plan is make your wishes known, and to make them legally enforceable. However, your estate plan is not just about you: By planning your estate, you make it easier for your loved ones to deal with life's transitions.

An estate plan can consist of relatively straightforward documents such as wills and powers of attorney, or it can include complex trusts designed to meet specific purposes. Everyone should have a plan, but it is up to you to decide how complex your plan will be.

Experienced In Estate Planning

I am attorney Sally Bootes Shattuck, and I have been practicing law for more than 35 years. I help clients with many different issues in estate planning, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Conservatorships and elder law
  • Transfer-on-death deeds
  • Medicaid planning

When you come to me for help with estate planning, I take the time to get to know you and understand your goals. I will discuss your options with you, give you candid advice and won't try to talk you into something more than what you need.

Once we have outlined your goals, I draw on my training and experience to draft estate planning documents that will hold up to legal scrutiny and put your wishes into effect.

With a good estate plan, you can smooth life's transitions and build a legacy that will help your loved ones or favorite charities long into the future.

Get Started

For help from a lawyer with experience in estate planning, call my office at 888-520-3984. You can also send me an email.

With offices in Ashland and Greensburg, Kansas, Shattuck Law Office, LLC, helps clients throughout Clark and Kiowa counties.