Safeguarding Your Future Through An Estate Plan
Many people put off estate planning for far too long. Understandably, you may feel reluctant to dive into the uncertainties surrounding the future.
Once people do finally take the step of getting an estate plan, however, they often feel deeply relieved – and wish they had done so sooner. Estate planning is an empowering way to take charge of your own wishes and decisions rather than leaving them for others to take guesses at. Through a thoughtful estate plan, you can safeguard what matters to you and put your wishes into words.
Tailored Guidance For Your Situation
At the Scholl Law Firm, PLLC, you will find attentive and straightforward guidance on estate planning in the Little Rock area. I’m Scott Scholl, an Arkansas lawyer with decades of legal experience.
I focus my practice on helping people from all walks of life address legal concerns like estate planning in a way that makes sense for their unique situations. When you work with me, you can expect that I’ll take the time to get to know you and understand your values, goals and concerns. I’ll put that understanding into practice by helping you craft a carefully tailored estate plan that you can feel good about for a long time to come.
The Legal Tools That Go Into A Well-Constructed Estate Plan
While most people think about a will when they consider estate planning – and that is certainly an important and often foundational element – there are other aspects to a thorough estate plan. For example:
- A trust is a way to have more flexibility and say over how and when your assets are distributed.
- A guardian designation, which is usually included in the will, nominates someone to take care of your minor children.
- A power of attorney gives a trusted person the authority to act on your behalf for legal, financial and medical decisions in the unlikely event that you become incapacitated.
- A living will (also known as an advance care plan) sets out your wishes regarding medical treatment, life-sustaining measures and end-of-life care.
I can walk you through these options and help you put the right tools into place. If you already have an estate plan but need to update it, I can assist you with that, too.