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Martin Pringle is here to help with the tough decisions – the “what happens when you’re gone” decisions. We can lead you through drafting your first will to formulating a business succession plan to protecting hard-earned assets and building your legacy. We know these family and business decisions are some of the most important you will ever make and we can give you that “relax in a bubble bath” peace of mind you’re looking for.

Attorneys in Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Martin Pringle's Estate Planning group represents clients in need of estate planning for large and small estates. Whether your estate involves complex and closely-held family business interests or you are a young parent concerned about providing for your children should the worst happen, our attorneys can help. Thinking about what will happen when you are gone is never easy, but it may be one of the most important things you do for your family's welfare after your death. At Martin Pringle, our attorneys can help guide you through the planning process whether it's your first will or you simply need to update your existing plan. For help with the full range of estate planning or elder law needs contact one of the attorneys listed above to discuss any of these areas:

Plan Documents

We can help with any of the necessary documents, including Wills, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Family and Generation-Skipping Trusts, Life Insurance Trusts, Charitable Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Transfer on Death Documents, Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNRs), Living Wills, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Financial Powers of Attorney, Guardianships, and Conservatorships. Additionally, our attorneys will guide you in selecting the planning documents that best meet your needs.

Maintaining Your Plan

Frequently, people will divorce, adopt, or re-marry but forget the very significant impact on their heirs and survivors. While many people live fulfilling lives in non-traditional or blended families, these special circumstances should be accounted for legally. Thus, we can draft premarital/ prenuptial agreements and post-marital/postnuptial agreements that effectively deal with the potential, and often unintended, impact that an adoption, second marriage, or divorce can have on your estate plan.

Probate Avoidance & Disputes

Our attorneys can show you how to plan in ways that help your heirs and beneficiaries avoid the expense and frustration that can, at times, be a part of the probate process. We take a comprehensive view of your estate plan and pay attention to often overlooked issues like community property, qualified retirement plans and IRAs, and deferred compensation planning. When probate is necessary or disputes arise in the process, our attorneys can answer the challenges by representing and litigating for you in the probate court whether you are a beneficiary, a fiduciary, a guardian, a conservator, a trustee, an executor, or an administrator.

Tax Planning

We can help you minimize federal and state gift, inheritance, and estate taxes. Furthermore, a large estate can create unintended tax liabilities for surviving spouses and children. Our attorneys can help you develop strategies that allow your family and loved ones the liquidity needed to deal with necessary taxes. Additionally, our attorneys can help you file federal and state estate and inheritance tax returns and gift and generation-skipping tax returns. Furthermore, we can help you navigate disputes and litigation with the taxing authorities whether it's the IRS or the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Charitable Planning

Our attorneys can counsel you regarding your desire to support community foundations, public charities, or private charitable foundations in your estate plan. We can help you form a charitable organization like a 501(c)(3) or counsel you regarding options like a Donor Advised Fund.

Asset Protection

Knowing how to protect the assets you have worked hard to build can be confusing and the potential liabilities can seem overwhelming. Our attorneys know how to protect what you have built with realistic and proven strategies while complementing your overall estate plan. We can plan and form the business entities that will serve to protect your personal assets. We help many physicians and other high net worth individuals make and execute proven asset protection plans.

Family Business & Succession Planning

Whether it's a single section or an expansive farming operation, a humble store or a sprawling complex, your family business is your legacy and our attorneys can help you plan for who will nurture and grow it in the future. Whether it's by valuation strategies, stock purchase agreements or through buy-sell agreements, you can plan for your family business to thrive and provide value to your loved ones.

Elder Law

The firm is well equipped to efficiently prepare documents implementing the client's plan for management and disposition of property and minimization of tax burdens. Our lawyers provide experienced representation in disputes litigated in probate court. In addition, we provide counsel in related mature/senior planning areas involving health care, long term care insurance, assisted living and nursing homes, Medicare and Medicaid, in-home care and end of life decisions.

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