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Trusts & Estates Attorneys in
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas Lawyers Provide Knowledgeable Advice on Wills

Regardless of how much wealth you possess, a knowledgeable trusts and estates attorney can help you accomplish your current and future objectives. Gramling Estes Law Firm has served Northwest Arkansas clients for more than 58 years and our skillful lawyers can identify creative solutions to complex challenges related to the preservation and distribution of assets. Whether you are looking to create a will, require assistance administering a trust or are facing a potential probate challenge, we offer comprehensive counsel to give you the best chance at achieving the result you seek.

Effective Advocates Assist With Probate Administration & Disputes

You can rely on our firm for effective counsel on all types of matters involving trusts and estates, including:

  • Will drafting — Creating an accurate, enforceable will gives you the security of knowing that, upon your death, your assets will be distributed according to your instructions. One of our estate planning attorneys can help you create a comprehensive, enforceable document that formalizes your intentions and conforms with Arkansas legal standards.

  • Probate and trust administration — Carrying out the terms of a will or trust is a serious responsibility. Whether you’ve been named as a trustee or designated to serve as the executor of a loved one’s will, we advise on a full range of administrative tasks associated with your role. In probate and trust matters, we deliver strong support so that our clients can handle their duties efficiently.

  • Disputes — If a disagreement arises over the creation or administration of a will or trust, our attorneys provide honest counsel about the legal merits of each side’s case. Should you decide to proceed with litigating the dispute, we are strong advocates in cases stemming from allegations of fraud, mistake, undue influence and breach of fiduciary duty.

No matter how complex your situation might seem, we’ll give you the legal guidance you need to make smart choices about any trusts and estates issue.

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Thorough Lawyers Develop Fixed & Discretionary Trusts for Clients

Another important decision to consider when establishing a trust involves the allocation of assets to named beneficiaries. You can set up a fixed trust, in which the trustee carries out directions as to how and when particular assets are distributed. The other option is a discretionary trust, where the trustee has the authority to decide what specific actions best satisfy the instructions set forth by the trust creator. If you’re unsure about what type of trust best serves your needs, we will outline the advantages and pitfalls of each option.

Contact an Established Arkansas Trusts and Estates Attorney for a Free Consultation

Gramling Estes Law Firm handles a full range of concerns relating to trusts and estates, including the creation of legal instruments to preserve and transfer assets. For a free consultation with an experienced Arkansas lawyer, please call us or contact us online. We are located in Fayetteville.