Estate Planning: Wills & Trusts

Our estate planning attorneys assist clients with their estate planning needs. What is estate planning? Simply put, it is your plan to instruct how your assets will be distributed upon your passing or controlled if you become incapacitated. Having a Will or Trust will ensure your wishes are completed with a minimum of headaches to your beneficiaries. Whether your needs are basic, involving a simple will, or complex, involving tax planning or multi-generational transfers, our attorneys are ready to assist. A complete estate plan includes […]

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Water Law

The firm has a rich history of experience with water rights. Since its formation, Mr. Adrian has served as legal counsel for the Equus Beds Groundwater Management District. The District manages the groundwater for Sedgwick, Harvey, McPherson, and Reno counties. Approximately 2,000 non-domestic wells pump an average of 51.2 billion gallons from the Equus Beds aquifer every year. A significant portion of Wichita’s water is also withdrawn from the aquifer. Mr. Adrian’s position as legal counsel for the district has made him very experienced in handling […]

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Natural Resources Law

Adrian & Pankratz has attorneys experienced in natural resources law.  One facet of natural resources law is environmental law encompasses a complex range of federal statutes including the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Practice in this area also demands knowledge of state laws relating to a variety of different issues impacting the environment. The firm usually deals with environmental law cases in an advisory role by helping business clients to proactively ensure compliance with these laws. If […]

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Trust Administration

The process of probate or trust administration can be confusing and time-consuming.  Our attorneys advise executors, administrators, trustees, and other fiduciaries during the administration of estates and trusts.  Our law firm offers experience, compassion, and skill to help fiduciaries properly discharge their responsibilities with the goal of getting through the process of passing assets following a death in a timely and cost-effective manner.  In addition, we offer advice regarding potential claims against an estate and defend against any claims that arise. We will help you […]

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