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    Estate Planning

    "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes". Benjamin Franklin

    The reality is that estate planning can't happen retroactively.

    Planning for your incapacity, your death, the loved ones that you leave behind, and the business or legacy that you have built.

    When you work hard to create a life, a business, and a family you never want to think about anything changing... But, the truth is, things can change in an instant, at any age. 

    Most people avoid estate planning because it forces you to think about a lot of worst case scenarios. The truth is, the worst case scenario is something happening to you or a family member and not having a plan in place. 

    Estate planning can be as simple as a will, but for most families today they want someone to guide them through the process to find the best solution for their family- the one that eliminates as many questions, conflicts, and as much stress as is possible. 

    My name is Kenea Bains, I am a Lawyer and I am a Certified Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Specialist.

    I work with everyone from young families looking to ensure that their children are taken care of, to families with complex business and personal needs that need someone with a deep understanding of various options and techniques to advise them on a solution that fits their unique situation. 

    There are never any cookie-cutter solutions here. Every family and business are unique and I look for the best solution for them. My time, attention, and expertise are fully devoted to each person and family that I work with. 

    Here are just a few of the things I can help you with: 

    • Wills
    • Revocable Trusts
    • Irrevocable Trusts
    • Trust Funding
    • Special Needs Trusts
    • Powers of Attorney
    • Health Care Directives
    • Business Succession Planning
    • Guardianships and Conservaterships
    • Probate
    • Trust Administration
    • Small Estate Representation
    • Trustee Representation
    • Beneficiary Representation 
    • Contested Wills/Trusts

    My goal is always to provide a solution that avoids litigation and the extra stress that it causes, but I am fully prepared to go to court if need be and fight for your rights and your interests

    If you are looking for an educated, empathetic guide who can walk along side you through this emotional journey while providing you with high-level expertise and information to make sure your interests are protected, give me a call at (209) 521-1500 to schedule your free initial consultation, or fill out the form on the right.

    It is normal to have questions about the process. Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions, a note about what to expect from your free estate planning consultation, and what questions to ask when researching who will help you develop the best plan to carry out your or your family member's wishes when the worst happens.