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Wills, Estates & Trusts

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

McDowell Chartered helps families by keeping the best interests of the child in mind.

What happens to your dependants, heirs and loved ones if you should pass away without having the proper estate planning instruments in place? The answer may or may not surprise you. In the State of Kansas, if you die without estate planning in place, the Court will decide:

  • Who will raise your children
  • Who administer your estate
  • Who will inherit all of your possessions and assets


If you are interested in making those decisions for yourself, a consultation with McDowell Charter will be wise first step. McDowell Chartered helps clients navigate through the complex estate planning issues to protect the assets they have worked hard to accumulate throughout life. It is imperative that you retain an attorney experienced in estate planning law who will also listen to your concerns and review all of the facts surrounding your estate. At McDowell Chartered, their legal staff works hard to effectively represent your best interests in estate, trust and will matters. They will educate you about the probate process in order for you to achieve the best possible outcome.

The legal staff at McDowell Chartered is experienced in these issues and provides compassion and quality legal service regardless of your net income or wealth. 

A typical estate plan should consist of:

  • Healthcare power of attorney
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Living will
  • Last will and testament


Located in Wichita, Kansas, McDowell Chartered is a family law firm that serves couples, stepparents and grandparents throughout Sedgwick County and the greater Wichita Metro Area. Tom McDowell was admitted to practice law in 1992 and limits his practice to legal matters centered on family law matters involving children.

Dedicated, Personalized Service Throughout The Stepparent Adoption Process.

At McDowell Chartered, they understand that every case is different and has unique facts and family law circumstances. At McDowell Charter, your concerns will be heard and they will educate you about aspects and case law that impacts your specific case. You will be involved and communicated throughout the entire legal process so that you are informed at all times. At McDowell Chartered, they treat clients as people and provide a very warm and friendly environment for you and your family. At McDowell Chartered we bring aggressive but reasonable negotiating experience to better assist our clients and bring a successful resolution to your case. If possible, a family law attorney from McDowell Chartered will present collaboration or mediation opportunities in order to help clients resolve their legal issues to avoid trial in order to save you money.

Contact McDowell Chartered For Your Family Law Needs at (316) 633-4322

At McDowell Chartered, in Wichita, Kansas, we have extensive experience in legal matters that affect your children and family. We accept Visa and MasterCard. Please contact me for a consultation. We have experience in Children’s Rights (Child Law), including Adoptions, Paternity, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Child in Need of Care, Juvenile Criminal, Protection from Abuse actions (PFA’s), Protection from Stalking actions (PFS’s), Child Custody / Parenting Time, Child Support, Grandparent Visitation, Step-parent Visitation and other related matters, as well as Collaborative Family Law, which allows you to divorce without going to Court. We represent clients mainly in the cities of Wichita, Hutchinson, Newton, Winfield, Wellington, Andover, and El Dorado as well as the counties of Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Cowley and Reno.

McDowell Chartered
830 N. Main Street
Wichita, KS 67203-3607
Telephone: (316) 633-4322
Fax: (316) 269-3797