Why a Will Is a Foundational Estate Planning Tool

How do you want your property to be distributed after your lifetime? Who do you want to benefit from your life’s work? Who should manage your estate? And most importantly, if you have minor children, who do you want to entrust with their care?

These and other questions illustrate the importance of estate planning. No matter where you are in life, it’s important to prepare for possibilities and eventualities. Wills, trusts and other legal tools give you the power to make these decisions while you are still able to do so.

Understanding Your Options | Choosing The Right Tools

When most people think of estate planning, they think of a will (sometimes called a “last will and testament”). A will is indeed a foundational tool for many, but it’s not the only one. Many estate plans also involve trusts, powers of attorney, beneficiary deeds and other key documents. The crux of estate planning is selecting the right documents for your situation and then fine-tuning them to fit your needs.

At Tabory Law LLC, I help Kansas City area families create an estate plan that makes sense for your goals. My practice focuses solely on estate planning, elder law, and related niche areas. I apply more than three decades of experience as a practicing lawyer to help clients analyze their options, including wills and trusts.

Which Type Of Trust Is Right For You?

Trusts are often used to accomplish goals that can’t be achieved through a will alone. For example, a trust might:

  • Eliminate the need for probate
  • Reduce estate taxes
  • Preserve property for minors until they reach a certain age
  • Contribute to causes you care about

There are many types of trusts – living trusts, charitable trusts, special needs trusts and even pet trusts, to name a few. I can match you with the type of trust that best fits your needs and customize it accordingly.

Learn More About Wills And Trusts

It’s never too soon – or too late – to start planning for the future. For more information, contact me, attorney Linda Hart Tabory, at 913-213-6585. I offer phone consultations, and I serve clients throughout Missouri and Kansas.

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