Wills & Trusts

Wills & Trusts Intro

Will Attorney, Wichita, KS

Securing the Transfer of Wealth to Beneficiaries

The will and trust attorneys of Bever Dye, LC, Attorneys At Law in Wichita, Kansas, provide testamentary documents, such as wills and trusts, that allow you to pass wealth on to your designated beneficiaries almost immediately. Wills and trusts are flexible instruments that we can draft to your specifications.

Areas of Expertise

For more than 80 years, our firm has helped Kansas clients plan bequests and structure assets to minimize their tax exposure. Our reputation for ethics and professionalism ensures personalized care and a deep commitment to helping you achieve your goals.

Last Will and Testaments

It is essential for every person to have a Last Will and Testament. Your will allows you to decide where your wealth goes, rather than having the state decide according to Kansas intestacy laws. Your will also helps your beneficiaries obtain their inheritance in a reasonable time, without the delay and expense of a hearing in the district court.

Your will need not be complex, but to ensure that it is valid, you should consult an experienced will attorney before attempting to execute a will on your own. If the court were to rule that your self-executed will is invalid, you would lose control over how your wealth passes, and some of your intended beneficiaries could be omitted.

Living Trusts

A living trust is one that you create during your lifetime to hold your assets for your enjoyment and then pass them to your beneficiaries after you die. There are many advantages of a living trust, which include:

  • Avoiding probate
  • Quicker asset distribution
  • Privacy
  • Reduced costs, such as attorney fees
  • Financial information consolidated in one place
  • Flexibility to meet grantor’s goals
  • Easier to amend than a will
Multiple Trusts

There are numerous other reasons to employ a trust, and our trust attorneys can explain how these instruments can fit your circumstances. Many individuals can benefit from multiple trusts to address their particular circumstances:

  • Individuals in a second marriage may consider a Qualified Terminable Interest Property (QTIP) trust to protect inheritances for their children from their first marriage.
  • Grantors wishing to keep a beloved vacation home in the family can leave the property to an endowed trust rather than to an individual.
  • Testators with large estates can use a combination of trusts to avoid triggering federal estate tax.

Wills and Trusts Attorneys

Eric J. Larson, JD, CPA

Of Counsel Attorney

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Gregg C. Goodwin, JD, CPA

Attorney / Member

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Hellen L. Haag, JD, LLM

Attorney / Member

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Adrien M. Piercy, JD

Associate Attorney

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Amanda R. Walker, JD, CPA

Attorney / Member

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Jeffrey D. Arbuckle, JD, CPA

Of Counsel Attorney

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R. Chris Robe, JD, CPA

Attorney of Counsel

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Robert M. Hughes, JD, LLM

Attorney / Member

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Eric V. Calvert, JD

Attorney / Member

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Gregory L. Franken, JD, CPA

Attorney / Member

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Brian A. Turney, JD

Attorney / Member

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Tara A. Mollhagen Shepherd, JD, CPA

Associate Attorney

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Eric S. Parkhurst, JD, CPA

Attorney / Member

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Request a Consultation

The will and trust attorneys of Bever Dye, LC provide personalized estate planning instruments to meet your particular needs, including wills and trusts. Contact us at (316) 263-8294 or complete an online form to request a consultation.

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