Who are we and what do we do?
Larson and Brown are four estate planning attorneys in Wichita, Kansas, with 60 years of combined experience. Our firm has been around for 35 years dealing with clients who need wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney, living wills and health care documents, probate, and after death estate administration. We have many clients who are business owners, farmers, and ranchers who need help with business entity formation, succession planning, avoiding or minimizing estate taxes, and reviewing contracts. We also look to the future to discuss additional needs regarding nursing home services, long-term care, and ways to reduce expenses before and after death.
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What are the benefits of working with you?
All we do is estate planning, so we’ve seen many situations before. Our experts make sure your wishes are accomplished after reviewing your family’s unique set of circumstances and presenting several options. We help you choose which path is most effective to reach your goals.
What kinds of fees can I expect?
Larson and Brown structures our fees a little differently. All estate planning aspects, including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, have flat fees. That way, you know the price before we start. Both of us sign a written agreement describing your legal needs and what we offer regarding products, services, and prices.
How long does estate planning take?
On average, our clients experience a four to six week process, from the date of their first meeting to having documents completed, signed, and fully executed. While we work, we stay in contact with you to communicate changes between any document drafts.
If I hire Lawson and Brown, who will I meet with on my appointments?
Our trusted assistant schedules appointments and can help you determine a specific attorney to meet for your initial consultation. If it is a good fit and you proceed, you continue to work with that attorney. Each partner on our team has the support of legal assistants and attorneys that are newer to the firm. Your attorney will be involved in your case the entire time, communicating updates and answering questions until your legal matter is complete.
If you aren’t sure whether you need estate planning, schedule a consultation at Larson and Brown, P.A. to learn why a will may not be enough. Our attorneys can explain how an estate plan helps you make financial and medical decisions that affect your family’s future. It looks at the need to pay for long-term care as you age or if you become incapacitated. Through trusts, we make it possible to avoid probate so survivors can access their inheritance without waiting on the Kansas court system. You will know exactly who has the authority to make decisions on your behalf, when necessary, and how to protect your estate from creditors and reduce or eliminate estate taxes to secure your family legacy. An estate plan is less about the size of your estate and more about preparation for anticipated or unexpected events that can create a financial crisis.