Douglas County, Kansas Estate Planning Lawyers
Dan has been practicing law in Kansas since 1999, and is a partner in the firm. Dan works often advising business and corporate...
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...
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 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...
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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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.
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