Establishing an Estate Plan

Whether it is a simple will or a complex estate plan involving multiple trusts, we possess the experience at our firm to help you with estate planning. Your finances, assets, and properties should be protected. You are entitled to decide where those valued things go after you die.

At Musgrove Drutz Kack & Gautreaux, PC we help clients draft wills and establish a variety of trusts. Medical directives and powers of attorney are needed should you become medically incapacitated and cannot make decisions about your course of treatment. Your wishes should be known about such an important decision.

Probate as Opposed to Estate Planning

The process of probate occurs when a detailed estate plan (including wills and trusts) is not already in place. While estate planning is proactive, probate is reactive. It also takes away control of your estate and puts it in the hands of a probate judge. Your best representatives following your death are a will and trust that specify how your assets will be distributed.

Families in Dispute over an Estate

Family conflicts can arise if there is a battle over money or assets. Without any estate planning, disputes could arise over how everything was distributed during probate. Future relationships can be affected and the aftermath of your death could create tension within your family. For your best interests and that of your loved ones, you should plan ahead and ensure your wishes are known and legally documented. To get more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced estate planning lawyer please call (928) 445-5935.