1970 – Present (49 years), 11903 W. 119th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66213 (913) 777-8216nnMy most satisfying area of practice is estate planning. My goal is to help clients avoid probate.nnProbate is a necessary evil, the purpose of which is to transfer the ownership of property out of a decedent’s name over to the living beneficiaries. There are ways to avoid probate, but simply signing a Will is not one of them. The reason is that a Last Will and Testament has no power or legal affect until the Will is timely filed with the probate court and an Executor appointed. A Will merely determines to whom your property will pass, but it does not avoid probate.nnGuardianship and/or Conservatorship are lifetime probate matters. This probate court procedure can be avoided if appropriate Powers of Attorney are executed during lifetime by an individual having the capacity to do so. Every one over the age of 18 is advised to put Powers of Attorney in place. (Currently enrolled Hyatt Legal Plan members have coverage for their dependents between the ages of 18 and 26).nnAdd Media:DocumentPhotoLinkVideoPresentationnnAdd positionnnEducation: BA English Washburn University, Juris Doctor (JD) Washburn University School of LawnnAdd educationDrag to rearrange profile sectionsnnWashburn University School of LawnnClick to edit school nameWashburn University School of LawnnClick to edit degree, followed by field of study and gradeJuris Doctor (J.D.)nnClick to edit dates attended1967 – 1970nnAdd Field of StudynnAdd GradennAdd Activities and SocietiesnnAdd DescriptionnnAdd Media:DocumentPhotoLinkVideoPresentationnnAdd educationnnFollowingnnCustomize newsnCustomize companiesnnNewsnnPulsennPulsenn1,414,265 followersnnFollowingnnCompaniesnnWashburn University School of LawnnHigher EducationnnFollowingnnSchoolsnnWashburn University School of LawnnTopeka, Kansas AreannFollowingnnDiscover morennInsightsnn——————————————————————————–nnProfile StrengthnnAll-StarnnExpertnnWho’s Viewed Your Profilenn39Your profile has been viewed by 39 people in the past 90 days.nn53Your rank for profile views moved down by 53% in the past 30 days.nnUnlock the full list with LinkedIn PremiumnnNotify your network?nnNotify your network:nnnnnnYesnnYes, publish an update to my network about my profile changes.