Arkansas Estate Planning & Elder Care Lawyers Helping You Plan for the Future
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One of the most important steps you can take to provide for your family is to have a clear estate plan that ensures your loved ones will be taken care of should you no longer be able to take care of them yourself. No one likes to think that they might be suddenly taken away from their lives and livelihoods by incapacity or death, but if the worst happens, it’s important to have a strategy in place to manage your financial and legal affairs, direct your medical care, and make your assets available to the loved ones who need them. Careful estate planning can accomplish all of these goals.
Call Dudeck Law Firm today at 501-430-4843 today to speak with our skilled and caring estate planning and elder care attorneys.
How Often Should My Estate Plan Be Reviewed?
When certain life events happen, this can trigger the need for a review of your current estate plan. For example, a marriage or divorce, the birth or adoption of a child, relocation, the death of a spouse, and even changes in tax law are all reasons to revisit your estate plan. If none of these changes occur, we still recommend you review your plan with an attorney every few years.
Having a clear plan for what happens to your assets after your passing is a necessary step for anyone wanting to future-proof the well-being of their family’s future. Preserving your assets & wealth can bring you and your loved ones more peace of mind for the future. Early planning for this is the key to success; especially in the case of an unexpected life circumstance.
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Planning Lawyer Do for Me?
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When we hear the word estate, we may think of mega-mansions, private airplanes, and yachts. What the word estate really means, however, is “everything you own at the time of your death”, whether that is a lot or a little. While estate planning is certainly important for high-wealth individuals concerned about gift and estate taxes, large inheritances, and preventing heirs from squandering their fortunes, people of more modest means still need a careful estate plan to ensure that their financial, business, and legal affairs are managed if they are unable to manage them themselves, their children will be taken care of if something happens to them, and their wishes are followed regarding medical treatments and inheritance of their assets.
At Dudeck Law Firm, we help people from all walks of life prepare wills, trusts, powers of attorney, guardianship designations, beneficiary designations, and other instruments that can protect their assets, provide for their loved ones, and minimize losses. In addition, these documents will ensure that you are in charge of who makes decisions for you if you can’t due to incapacity or death and that your wishes are clearly stated in a way that has legal standing.
We’re here with you every step of the way!
Design a plan that allows for our clients to stay at home and maintain their independence for as long as possible.
To help preserve the assets of our clients for themselves and their loved ones.
To get you qualified for your benefits in the most expedient manner possible.
What Makes Dudeck Lawyers Your Best Choice for Estate Planning and Elder Care?
Hot Springs, AR
Absolutely the place to go if you need a residential trust.
At Dudeck Law Firm, our mantra is “We Hope for the Best, but Plan for the Worst”. By planning for all possible scenarios for our clients, we help protect what belongs to them and bring them the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their affairs are in order.
Over the last 30 years, our winning law firm has filed and gotten the approval of over 750 Medicaid nursing home applications, approval of hundreds of V.A. applications for in-home care, and successfully completed over 2,500 Revocable Trusts and over 1,000 Asset Protection Trusts. We care, and we want to help. You cannot go wrong contacting us for all your estate planning, veterans benefits, and elder law needs.
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Other Law Firms?
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The Dudeck Law Firm is an elder law firm dedicated to the preservation of assets through comprehensive estate planning. Our mantra is that “We Hope for the Best, but Plan for the Worst”. By planning for all possible scenarios for our clients we help protect what belongs to them and bring them the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their affairs are in order.
Some law firms take cases in a wide range of practice areas, spreading their attorneys thin and watering down the knowledge that focused experience can bring. At Dudeck Law Firm, we focus our attention on estate planning, veteran assistance, and elder care, allowing our attorneys to deepen their knowledge of relevant laws and legal strategies without worrying about trying to cover too many bases at one time.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Durable Power of Attorney?
A durable power of attorney names a person of your choice to manage financial, legal, and business affairs should you become incapacitated or die. The “durable” part means that the power of attorney grants this authority even after your death, while a power of attorney that is not durable ends when you pass away.
Do I Really Need a Will?
Without a will, your estate will have to go through the probate process, where the court will appoint someone—possibly someone you don’t know—to manage your legal, business, and financial affairs, choose a guardian for your children if needed, and make decisions about your assets. This can put your loved ones through a long and expensive probate process at a time when they are likely to be grieving and emotionally fragile. A will is an important document to have in place.
What Are the Benefits of Having a Living Will?
Nobody wants to think they could be ill or injured to the degree that they are comatose, reduced to a vegetative state, or have no quality of life, but we all know or have heard about someone who has suffered this tragic fate. You probably have strong feelings about whether or not you would want your life prolonged in this situation. Whether you do or you don’t, the only reliable, legally-enforced way that your wishes can be known and followed is by having a living will that specifies your wishes ahead of time.
If I Have Been Denied Once, Is There Any Chance I Can Still Qualify for Medicaid or VA Benefits?
Even if you have been denied Medicaid or veterans benefits, our skilled attorneys may be able to help you with a strategy that can make you eligible while preserving assets. Sometimes this involves finding ways to reduce income or assets via trusts, assets transfers, or division of marital assets, for example, and sometimes it is simply a matter of correcting mistakes on the initial application. The best strategy is to consult one of our attorneys before applying the first time. In this way, you will maximize your chances of being approved as quickly as possible.
Contact Our Offices for Help With Your Future Planning Needs Today!
Hot Springs, AR
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While it may be tempting to think that you can take care of your own estate planning, elder law, or veterans benefits needs on your own, the truth is that these are very complicated areas that take years of education and experience to understand. “Doing it yourself” can lead to financial losses, denied applications, missed benefits, and a boatload of stress and frustration. The knowledgeable, skilled, and professional attorneys at Dudeck Law Firm can potentially save you time, money, and headaches.
Our Conway, Arkansas office is located just over 1 mile from Fifth Avenue Park, about 2 miles away from Hendrix College, and about 2 miles away from the University of Central Arkansas. Memphis International Airport (MEM) is only a 35 minute drive from our law firm. Contact us today at 501-430-4843 today to get help with your estate planning, elder care, or veterans benefits needs.