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Kaufman Probate & Estate Planning Attorney

Helping You Plan For And Protect Your Future

The main purpose of an estate plan is to ensure your loved ones know how your affairs should be handled in the event of death or sudden illness. You should not move forward with your estate plan or deal with probate issues on your own. It is important to consult with a legal professional who has extensive knowledge of estate planning law and is advocating for you. At Gent & Lingerfelt, PLLC, we are dedicated to making sure our clients receive a high level of personal attention you deserve.

Call our firm now at (972) 200-3606 to speak with a knowledgeable Kaufman estate planning lawyer.

Comprehensive Estate Planning Services

Thanks to our comprehensive estate planning services, we are able to guide our clients through every step of the process. Our goal is to ensure you fully understand your options at all times and to work with you to provide a customized solution. The type of estate plan we build for you will depend on your and your family's needs.

We can assist you with a wide range of estate matters, including:

  • Estate litigation
  • Probate
  • Letters testamentary
  • Will and estate contests
  • Family disputes
  • Drafting of wills and trusts
  • Dependent administration
  • Guardianships

Why Estate Planning is Important

Many believe that estate planning is mainly beneficial for the extremely rich or wealthy. In reality, most people can benefit from the use of one. A lot of us have something we have worked hard to achieve, and this can be lost if we are not proactive.

Benefits of Estate Planning

  • One of the greatest benefits of having an estate plan is that they provide peace of mind and a great sense of ease in knowing that loved ones are provided for and the estate is protected.
  • Good estate planning will make sure that your family gets what they are entitled to and are not left to face financial ruin once you’re gone.
  • Estate planning is not just about death. Having an estate plan can be beneficial for those that become disabled and do not possess the mental functioning to determine what steps to take. If you have a plan in place prior to this type of situation you can avoid assets from being affected by creditors, lawsuits and other issues.
  • An estate plan allows for the preparation of any unexpected situations that arise. In the event that you pass or are no longer capable of making a decision in regards to your estate, there is a documented plan in place outlining what you would prefer to happen.
  • In case of a serious injury, a major accident or other life-changing events, having an estate plan in place can keep your children out of child protective services by stating who will serve as their guardian, etc. if anything were to happen to you.
  • With a well-formulated estate plan, you can reduce taxes as there are a number of tax reduction strategies that you can use to keep as much money in the hands of your family as possible.
  • Probate is often a long process that can be very challenging for loved ones to go through, especially when they are dealing with a great loss at the same time. An estate plan can prepare for this type of situation by taking precautions against any matters that can set the probate process back, and if your estate plan includes a living trust you can avoid probate altogether, which means saving a lot of money in attorney fees and court costs.
  • For those that have beneficiaries that are to receive assets, they can avoid losing some of it or losing their government assistance if you have a plan developed.
  • An inheritance can come with terms and a plan will allow you to release the inheritance only if certain conditions are met.
  • If you pass, and your spouse decides to remarry, an estate plan can protect the inheritance of your children so that it is not lost in the new marriage to other children.
  • You might not have millions of dollars to leave to charity, but even if it’s just a hundred dollars you can still make a difference by supporting your favorite charitable cause.

Are you interested in meeting with an experienced Kaufman estate planning attorney? Contact us today for a free consultation!

Probate & Estate Litigation Issues

Have you been named the trustee or executor of a will and need legal guidance how to proceed? Or do you believe that a family member's estate planning documents may have been made through undue influence or under duress?

Our Kaufman probate lawyer can help ensure everything goes smoothly, from resolving disputes to handling tax liability. The probate process can be confusing and take quite some time, especially if any errors have been made. Our firm is here to provide you with insight every step of the way throughout the probate process.

  • Aggressive Courtroom Litigators
  • Personalized, One-on-One Representation
  • Vigorous Trial Attorneys
  • Over 75 Years of Experience