to tell your story
Every family is different—with different goals, different needs, different stories. When it comes to mapping out a future for your loved ones, it's incredibly important to avoid a one-size-meets-all approach. Here in Kansas, whether you are looking to plan your estate, purchase real property, or minimize risk in your business, a skilled attorney can help you envision your future and make choices tailored to your goals. If you are in Lawrence, Ottowa, Baldwin City, or Jefferson County, Kansas, let me help you secure your future and tell your story.
I've always been passionate about helping people. After studying political science and pre-law at Kansas State, I decided to pursue a career in law in order to help others plan for their futures. Since earning my J.D. from the University of Kansas in 1984, I worked in a variety of legal roles, but I found that opening my own practice would allow me to truly empower individuals and families in Kansas. In 1991, I started Ad Astra Legal LC with that exact goal in mind. As an empathetic, strategic real estate lawyer and estate planning attorney, I'm ready to understand your situation, inform you of your options, and help you plan for your finances, your family, and your future.More about me
I'm an introvert by nature. But when we work together, I prioritize communication, collaboration, and compassion. Just like the many shades of blue in the Kansas sky, no one person or family is exactly alike. I make sure to provide small-firm attention and personalized advocacy tailored to your needs and goals. Everyone deserves a chance to have their voice heard and their story told—if you have a question about your case, I'm available to answer it.
When you meet with me, I'll do my best to make sure I understand your situation. However, at the end of the day, only you know your full story in all its complexity and nuance. That's why I strive to empower my clients to take matters into their own hands and make their own choices. Whether you are looking to purchase property, negotiate a contract, or distribute the remaining assets of a loved one, the goal is for you to make an educated decision.
Issues like planning for your estate or purchasing a new home can leave you and the ones you love emotionally exhausted. No matter what legal matter you are facing—from drafting medical directives to disputing a contested will to navigating an intellectual property issue—you deserve quality counsel to support you and your goals.
Since 1991, Astra Legal LC has empowered Kansans to make informed choices regarding the things that are most important to them. Whether you need help understanding a real estate contract, advice about planning for your family's future, or strong business advocacy, my firm approaches each and every client with a listening ear and an open mind. If you live in Lawrence or surrounding areas in Kansas, including Oskaloosa, Perry, and the rest of Jefferson County, get in touch with me for a consultation.
People are often intimidated by the estate planning process. This is because they tend to believe that everything comes down to documents and text. I tell my clients that instead of obsessing over the details, they should shift their focus to the simple truth of the matter: estate planning is planning for your life. It's far more than just planning for the time of your passing and distributing assets after you have gone. Estate planning is for you, your loved ones, and all that you share together.
I'm proud to provide detailed, personalized legal counsel to help you secure your assets, designate beneficiaries, and organize your personal affairs. Above all, I'm here to empower you to tell your story and pass on your legacy through estate planning, real estate, and business law. Schedule an initial appointment with me at Ad Astra Legal LC to begin the process.