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Overland Park Estate Planning Attorneys

Crafting Your Legacy With Precision and Care

Gates Shields can help you draft an estate plan and navigate the complexities of probate. Our firm provides focused legal representation in these important areas and has established itself as a long-standing presence in the Kansas City area. With over 260 combined years of legal experience, our Overland Park estate planning attorney is poised to offer you the trusted and reliable counsel you need to create a comprehensive estate plan or help you achieve your goals in probate.

Contact an Overland Park estate planning and probate attorney at (800) 574-4428 to discuss your legal needs. Your initial consultation is free.

Our Estate Planning Services

Proper estate planning will ensure that your assets and property are handled according to your wishes at the end of your life. Regardless of your financial condition, you likely have an estate consisting of real estate and business holdings as well as various other assets, debts, and personal property.

An estate plan allows you to set up legal instructions as to how your estate will be distributed to your heirs and beneficiaries. It can also provide instructions for who should oversee your estate; how to handle the care of minor children, dependents with special needs, and/or pets; how your end-of-life medical care should be administered; and more. A comprehensive and legally binding estate plan can help eliminate or reduce taxes and the time and expense of probate.

Important estate planning tools we can help you with include:

  • Last Wills and Testaments
  • Living Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Conservatorships

Guidance Through Probate Proceedings

After a family member has passed away, his or her estate may be subject to probate, which often involves court proceedings. Should your loved one have passed without a will, the probate process can become complex, time-consuming, and often expensive. Even with a will present, an estate may require probate.

Gates Shields can provide the knowledge and guidance you need to navigate this often-complicated matter and ensure that your family member’s assets are distributed properly. We handle estates of all sizes and complexity. Our Overland Park probate lawyers can address will contests, guardianships, conservatorships, title affidavits, probate litigation, and more.

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Reach out to us at (800) 574-4428 today to speak with our Overland Park estate planning attorney.


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    Not only does our team have over 260 years of combined legal experience, but we are always continuing to learn and staying current with developments in the law and the industries we serve.
  • Results Driven & Focused
    We carefully plan for each legal matter to develop a personalized strategy for achieving a great result. Careful planning is the first step in achieving great results, and your results are our first priority.
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    We take our clients needs very seriously. We want our clients not only to feel like they have a trusted legal advisor but also that they are part of the strong Gates Shields family.
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    We care about our clients. That is why we take the time to listen and communicate so we can truly understand your unique situation, make you feel comfortable with the process, and develop the best course of action.
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