How to Avoid Probate in Arkansas

There are many different ways to ensure that your estate is administered and your assets are transferred to your heirs or beneficiaries without the need for probate or court intervention. Every person’s situation is different and what works for one person may not work for another. It is so crucial that you get the advice of a knowledgeable estate planning attorney to make sure that your estate plan is customized according to your specific set of circumstances.

The following is a short list of estate planning tools that can help you avoid probate in Arkansas:

What is Probate in Arkansas – the 10 Basic Steps of Probate

This is a simplified explanation of the sequence of events of a standard probate. This process can vary greatly depending upon many factors and your circumstances may be different, but generally, this is the process you can expect. This explanation will not address the process if a Trust is in place because a Trust will generally allow the estate to avoid probate thereby making this explanation a moot point. To learn more about the differences between a Will and a Trust, visit our Blog titled “Estate Planning - Basics of Estate Planning (Wills vs.

Estate Planning for Blended Families

It is extremely important to plan for the blended family in the event that one of the parents (or step-parents) passes away because so often the biological children of the first parent to decease gets left out and disinherited unintentionally. We see this all of the time and urge people to properly plan on the front end so that your children or your step-children do not get unintentionally disinherited.

Basics of Estate Planning - Wills and Trusts

Estate planning, including Wills, Trusts, Deeds, and Powers of Attorney, is a significant part of my practice, and I absolutely love it because I get to help families protect their hard-earned assets and property. I am a firm believer that everyone absolutely needs some form of estate planning in order to protect their current assets and to protect any assets that they might acquire in the future.