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Scott C. Stockwell
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Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(785) 842-1359 810 Pennsylvania ST
Suite 211
Lawrence, KS 66044-2772
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
University of Kansas School of Law and Kansas State University
Scott C. Stockwell has a general practice of law with a focus in estate planning, probate, business law serving the Lawrence, Kansas and Douglas County, Kansas area as well as the surrounding counties of Jefferson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson, Franklin, Osage, and Shawnee. Scott is a 1984 J.D. graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law in Lawrence, Kansas, a 2015 M.B.A. graduate of the W. P. Carey School of Business in Tempe, Arizona and a 1981 B.A. graduate of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.
David J. Brown
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Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(785) 842-0777 1040 New Hampshire
Suite 14
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning, Appeals, Divorce and Family
Albany Law School
Selected as Best Lawyer in Lawrence, Kansas three years in a row (2013, 2014, and 2015) by readers of the Lawrence Journal World.
Daniel Covington
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Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(785) 843-0450 842 Louisiana St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Kansas School of Law
Dan is active in estate planning and business planning, business and commercial law, real estate, and litigating civil matters. He has experience representing business clients ranging from banks to farms and dairies, and from cities to telephone companies and commercial toy and novelty distributors. He has counseled the purchase or sale of a variety of business interests including banks, craft stores, pharmacies, equipment supply, veterinary services, and surveying, as well as commercial and residential real estate.

Dan has been practicing law in Kansas since 1999, and is a partner in the firm. Dan works often advising business and corporate...
Kari Nelson
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Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(785) 979-4985 1509 W 2nd Terrace
Lawrence, KS 66044
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Washburn University School of Law
I graduated Cum Laude from Washburn Law School in 2003. During law school, I participated in Law Journal, Moot Court, and Law Clinic. I set for and passed the Kansas bar in the summer of 2003 and then I took and passed the Missouri bar in 2004. Directly after law school, I had the honor of working directly with the late Judge Elliott of the Kansas Court of Appeals as a research attorney. I then worked briefly with a local attorney in Lawrence, prior to starting my own practice in November of 2005.
Adra Burks
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Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(785) 841-4269 638 Illinois St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Real Estate
University of Kansas
I enjoy the opportunity to work with my clients and feel like I have provided not only a professional service for them, but also a personal service for them. I have both a business, tax and agricultural background.
Mr. Calvin J. Karlin
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Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(785) 843-6600 1211 Massachusetts
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning
University of Kansas School of Law
Carey Berger
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Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(785) 843-4447 4000 W. 6th Street
Suite B244
Lawrence, KS 66049
Estate Planning and Business
Erika Bessey
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Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(785) 554-2421 729 1/2 Massachusetts, Suite 214
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Environmental and Family
Washburn University School of Law
Scott Clinton Stockwell
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Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(785) 842-1359 1311 Wakarusa DR
Suite 2100
Lawrence, KS 66049
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(785) 842-3126 3311 Clinton Pkwy Ct
Lawrence, KS 66047
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(785) 843-0811 900 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(785) 843-0181 4311 W 6th St
Lawrence, KS 66049
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(785) 843-0811 900 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning and Elder
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Attorney
900 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(785) 594-1099 608 High St
P.O. Box 87
Baldwin City, KS 66006
Estate Planning and Criminal
SMU Dedman School of Law
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(785) 843-0450 842 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(785) 295-7637 529 Brentwood Dr
Lawrence, KS 66049
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(785) 979-4353 3514 W Clinton Pkwy
Lawrence, KS 66047
Estate Planning, Criminal and DUI
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(785) 841-3384 3300 Mesa Way
Lawrence, KS 66049
Estate Planning
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(785) 842-1400 2712 W 27th Terrace
Lawrence, KS 66047
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(785) 832-5248 111 E 11th St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning, Municipal and Real Estate
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(785) 842-2756 1040 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(785) 843-0811 900 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(785) 843-0811 900 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(785) 749-2969 1040 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Elder and Real Estate
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(785) 843-0811 900 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(785) 842-7387 1029 Tennessee St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Military
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(785) 843-0811 900 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(785) 843-0811 900 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(785) 749-3712 1614 Cypress Point Dr
Lawrence, KS 66047
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(785) 843-8117 1041 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning and Collections
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(785) 843-0811 900 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Douglas County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
1604 Troon Ln
Lawrence, KS 66047
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Corey A. Rasmussen
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Johnson County, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(913) 871-2188 10955 Lowell Avenue
Suite 820
Overland Park, KS 66210
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Tulsa College of Law
A native of Kansas, Corey Rasmussen grew up in the Kansas City area and spent his summers working on the family farm in northeast Kansas.

He began his professional career as an external auditor for the Kansas City office of KPMG International Accounting Firm, conducting audits of Kansas City’s largest and most prominent companies.

Today, Mr. Rasmussen has devoted his practice to assisting clients with Estate Planning, Asset Protection, and Elder Law issues. The objective is to provide the most cost effective method for achieving a client’s overall financial goals, which also considers possible future impacts on family members and...
Kyle Eugene Krull
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Johnson County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(913) 851-4880 5209 W. 164th Street
Overland Park, KS 66085
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Washburn University School of Law
Kyle is the author of a nationally-syndicated newsletter for Estate Planning attorneys. In addition, Kyle has written for and been quoted in a number of industry publications, including Trusts & Estates magazine, The National Law Journal, Lawyer's Weekly USA, Broker World, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Kiplinger's Retirement Report, Wealth and Retirement Planner, Inc. (magazine), The Kansas City Star, Bankrate.com, The Business Journal of Kansas City, KC Small Business, Ingram's and Money magazine. In addition, Kyle serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Financial Planning. Kyle has provided continuing education instruction to fellow attorneys, accountants and financial professionals...
Christopher Gunn
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Shawnee County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(785) 235-3415 434 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66603
Estate Planning, Elder, Immigration and Probate
Washburn University School of Law
Christopher brings to the table legal experience in a number of areas, including nonprofit creation/governance, immigration, and general civil matters.

He received his Juris Doctor from the Washburn School of Law, and his Bachelor's in English from the University of North Dakota. Prior to law school, he taught high school English, and briefly served in state government.

Chris is a native of northeastern North Dakota, but proudly claims Kansas and its mild winters as his home. Whether or not he is in the office, Chris harbors the desire to write the great American novel.
Lindsee Acton Scherich
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Johnson County, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(913) 220-2002 12616 West 62nd Terrace
Suite 116A
Shawnee, KS 66216
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Washburn University School of Law
A Kansas City native, Lindsee graduated from St. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City, Missouri and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies from the University of Kansas, which she used in her work with domestic violence and sexual assault resource agencies from Lawrence, Kansas all the way to Juneau, Alaska.

Lindsee also received her law decree from Washburn University, where she simultaneously earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Lindsee utilized her dual law/social work skills when working with the Kansas Department for Children and Families as well as CASA of Shawnee County. While at Washburn, Lindsee also served as...
Malissa L. Walden
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Johnson County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(913) 438-1112 11900 W. 87th St. Pkwy
Ste. 125
Lenexa, KS 66215
Estate Planning and Bankruptcy
Kansas State University
Malissa L. Walden is a native Kansan with an international perspective. After years of living abroad, she returned to pursue her life-long dream of helping others through the practice of law. She has dedicated her career to public service and fully understands the needs of her clients. Ms. Walden's main areas of practice include Bankruptcy; Chapter 7 and Chapter 13; and Estate Planning; Last Will & Testaments, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and Non-Probate Transfers. Not only was Ms. Walden the first attorney at her firm to practice under the new Bankruptcy Code; she also assisted attorneys across the state to...
Gary Eastman
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Johnson County, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(913) 908-9113 4901 W. 136th Street, Ste. 240
Leawood, KS 66224
Estate Planning
University of Kansas School of Law
Gary Eastman is the principal of The Eastman Law Firm. The Eastman Law Firm is a focused law firm that works on estate planning issues, including Wills, Revocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney and probate law. The Eastman Law Firm works in the Kansas City metro area. Estate Planning attorney in Leawood, KS. The Eastman Law Firm serves Leawood, KS for estate planning. Estate planning attorneys in Olathe. Our Olathe, KS practice focuses on estate planning law. We provide revocable trusts, last will and testaments and probate counsel for people in Olathe....
Aaron  Kirkland
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Johnson County, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(913) 469-0900 5901 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66211
Estate Planning and Probate
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Aaron assists clients with their estate planning and probate needs in Missouri and Kansas courts.

Before focusing on estate planning and probate litigation, Aaron was an attorney at Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP for nearly a decade, where he defended companies in individual and complex litigation spread throughout the United States.
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Kansas Bar Foundation
(785) 234-5696
Topeka, KS

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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.