Complex Fiduciary Litigation Probate of Wills Trust Litigation & Accountings Will Contest Determination of Heirship.
The firm specializes in Probate and Trust Administration and Estate Controversies and Litigation. Probate is the legal process by which an estate's property is collected, debts are paid and the property is distributed to the Beneficiaries or Heirs after death. Estate Administration includes the Probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased's assets.
The firm specializes in a variety of Estate Planning matters, including planning for the distribution of an individual's property at his or her death. Through careful selection of instruments such as Wills and Trust, management of insurance and other property, clients can create Estate Plans which will carry out their objectives during their lifetimes and after their deaths. The law firm specializes in Complex Trust and Estate Planning.
We also specialize in Guardianship and Conservatorship.
The firm provides a wide variety of services to its business clients, including assisting in the selection of the type of organizational entity best suited for their particular needs, preparation of agreements and documents necessary for incorporations, formation of partnerships and limited liability companies, sale and purchase of businesses, and contract negotiation and drafting.
Our goals are simple:
To serve clients promptly, with care and exceptional competence. To be available to our clients. To involve each client with the legal and factual issues involved in their case. To provide quality legal services.
The law firm serves the State of Kansas concentrating on the Wichita Area including Sedwick County, Butler County and Harvey County.
310 W. Central, Suite 108
Try as we may, it is next to impossible to predict the future. However, we do have the ability to plan for whatever the future may bring.
At the Law Office of Cathleen Gulledge, LLC , we believe that proactive estate planning is the most efficient and effective way to protect the rights and interests of you and your loved ones. Representing individuals throughout the Greater Wichita, Kansas, area, we strive to provide our clients with the professional, skilled services they need and deserve. From simple wills to complex family business succession plans, we have the experience necessary to meet all of your estate planning needs.
Providing the Tools and Resources You Need
Our compassionate attorneys understand that the estate planning process can seem overwhelming. We will work with you one on one to develop a plan that best meets your needs and goals. We offer many estate planning tools, including:
-Powers of attorney
-Elder law, including Medicaid and VA planning
-Family business/business succession
-Guardianship and conservatorship
-Child protection planning
-Special needs trusts
When you come into our office for your consultation, you will sit down with one of our Houston estate planning lawyers to discuss your situation. We are here not only to help you prepare for your future but also to provide peace of mind to both you and your loved ones. We are ready to help.
Will and Trust Lawyer
Let us help you create an estate plan that will effectively outline the wishes and goals you have for your loved ones, property and assets. We encourage you to contact our office to meet with one of our attorneys at any of our conveniently located offices to learn more about the estate planning services we provide. Call us at 316-265-2227 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys.
When a person passes away, he or she usually leaves property behind.
What is a Probate lawyer?
This property must be disposed of and distributed in one of two ways: either according to the decedent's last will and testament, or pursuant to the state laws where the person died in the event that the decedent did not have a last will and testament. A probate lawyer handles the disposition of the property of the decedent (also known as the decedent's estate) in the manner specified in the last will and testament. A probate lawyer may also handle those instances where there is no last will and testament; in such an instance, the probate lawyer makes sure that the decedent's property is distributed according to the laws of the applicable jurisdiction
The Probate Process
The probate process includes not only disposing of a decedent's property, but also handling debts and working out any claims to the estate. Debts may also include liens against the property, credit card debts, and/or household bills. Additionally, there might be claims filed against an estate distributed pursuant to a will, which is also known as a will contest. For example, if a person was left out of a will, he may seek to challenge the will in an effort to obtain money or other property. The Law Office of Cathleen A Gulledge , LLC. will handle all of these issues in order to ensure that the property is distributed properly.
Cathleen A. Gulledge
Admitted to bar
-U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
-U.S. Tax Court, 1997
-Wichita State University
-Washburn University, J.D., 1994
-University of Missouri at Kansas City, LL.M., Taxation, 1995
-Certified Public Accountant, Kansas, 1999
-Wichita Bar Association
-Chair, Probate Committee, 20012002, 20082009
-Kansas Bar Association
-Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants
-Wichita Chamber of Commerce
University of Missouri at Kansas City