Probate – Estates, Guardianships, and Conservatorships


When a loved one dies, navigating the probate process is the last thing you should do alone. Estates, family members, and beneficiaries all need good legal counsel as a probate estate goes through court. You need a good probate attorney on your side, guiding you through the courts and the complexities of probate law.

Steve Johnson is an experienced Kansas and Missouri probate attorney who will guide you and your family through probate.

Steve offers a diverse array of probate services tailored to your needs for a reasonable price:

  • Probate Wills
  • Non probate transfers (e.g. joint tenancy, tenants by the entirety, TOD, POD)
  • Probate administration
  • Counsel to estate, family member, or beneficiary during family turmoil
  • Counsel on estate creditors
  • Simplified administration
  • Informal administration
  • Adoption
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Care & Treatment
  • Determination of descent (KS) + Determination of heirship (MO) + Valid/Family Settlement Agreements (KS) + Compromise Agreements (MO)

Steve has established relationships with the local probate courts around Kansas City to ensure your probate needs are resolved smoothly. Steve presented a NBI CLE on taxes and probate (slides), covering the final 1040, the estate’s 1041, the estate tax 706 and portability, Circular 230 and coordinating with advisors, the gift tax 709, the GST tax, and Kansas and Missouri property taxes.

Call (913-707-9220) or email ( Steve Johnson, of Johnson Law KC LLC, today for all your probate needs. Check out Steve’s blog, The KC Estate Planner, where he discusses probate issues and other estate planning topics. Steve wrote and presented two published continuing legal education (CLE) seminars on Kansas and Missouri fiduciary, income, and transfer taxes and Kansas and Missouri legal ethics, for Foxmoor, a leading CLE provider. Steve has co-authored published continuing legal education (CLE) seminars on Avoiding Probate and Probate Techniques, for NBI, a leading CLE provider.


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