We help our clients protect their financial and non-financial wealth.
Protecting clients and their families is what we do. Currently most people would not be affected by estate taxes. So it’s some of other life challenges that we can address. Combined, our Little Rock based attorneys have over 90 years of experience helping our clients protect what they have built and saved for themselves–and for generations to come. For almost every client, that means:
- Protecting what you have for yourself during your lifetime, including:
-Protection from potential legal judgments
-The management of your property if you become incapacitated by persons you choose without a court supervised guardianship.
-Insuring that your health care decisions are made by the persons you choose.
- Protecting what you have from the cost of nursing home care
- Passing what you have to the people and charities you care about when you are gone
- Protecting the inheritance you leave your spouse and your heirs from divorce, lawsuits and lack of financial skill or youthful immaturity
- Reducing the inconvenience, cost and expense of the transition
What Risks Worry You?
Each estate plan we create is designed to protect our client from the risks that threaten them. Those risks are not the same for each client family. We have developed a risk analysis tool to help you assess the risks that matter to you.
The most common risks our clients identify are:
- The expense, delay and publicity of a court supervised guardianship or probate proceeding
- The cost of nursing home care
- The loss of an inheritance by an heir because of a divorce, a legal judgment or financial immaturity
- The care and education of a minor or disabled child
- The loss of assets upon the remarriage of a surviving spouse after the first spouse dies
We Have Solutions.
There are powerful and effective solutions that can reduce or eliminate each of the risks that keep you awake at night. There are more than fifty legal tools and strategies in our solutions arsenal such as the Revocable Living Trust, that we commonly use to help clients get the protection they want:
- Offshore Trusts
- Alaska & Tennessee Community Property Trusts
- Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Sales to Grantor Trusts
- Self-Cancelling Installment Notes
- Private Annuities
- Family Foundations and Donor Advised Funds
After we get to know you and come to understand the risks that are a specific concern for you, our skilled attorneys–using some combination of those solutions–can help you put a plan in place that will give you the protection and peace of mind you want. Because every client is unique, every plan is unique. Our Three Step Process is specifically designed to uncover authentic concerns and then address them with solutions that will work for every client.
We are Serious About Our Mission.
We read our mission statement every week at our Friday morning staff meeting. This way, we remind ourselves why we are here and why we do what we do. There are three very specific commitments we make to each of our clients:
We have developed a unique Three Step Process we follow with each client that delivers on our mission.