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Experienced Estate Planning Law

Our expertise lies in steering individuals and families through the nuances of estate planning, Medicaid planning, and asset protection with professionalism and care. Our skilled team are committed to offering thorough guidance, simplifying the intricacies of each process to enable well-informed choices regarding your legacy and financial well-being. We focus on crafting strategies that secure your assets, ensure your healthcare wishes are honored, and provide for your loved ones’ future, aiming for solutions that reflect your intentions and safeguard your peace of mind.

15 Years

In Business

About Advanced Legal Planning

Welcome to Advanced Legal Planning, your trusted partner in estate planning, Medicaid planning, and asset protection. Our firm, led by the seasoned Attorney Mark Allen Galloway, specializes in offering detailed and empathetic guidance to secure your financial future and legacy.

At Advanced Legal Planning, we're dedicated to equipping you with the insights and support required to confidently manage your estate and protect your assets.

Our approach is grounded in understanding, integrity, and customized care, aiming to assist you in creating a stable and hopeful tomorrow. Discover the principles that shape our firm and the skilled professionals, including Mark Galloway with his rich background in law and personal commitment to family and clients, at Advanced Legal Planning.

Experienced Estate Planning Law

Estate Planning

Estate Planning is about preparing for the future, ensuring your wishes are honored in case of disability or death. It's crucial for avoiding probate, preventing family disputes, safeguarding assets for loved ones, arranging for long-term care, and streamlining the process after death. Planning ahead is key to a seamless transition.


Opting for a trust-based estate plan over a will can save thousands in probate costs, avoid multi-jurisdiction issues for real estate, limit government interference, reduce taxes, maintain privacy, speed up asset distribution, enhance beneficiary asset protection, and lessen family disputes. A strategic choice for peace of mind.


A will only impacts your property after you pass, serving as instructions for court probate, which can be costly. However, probate expenses may be justified for estates needing court oversight. Unlike wills, trusts affect your assets during your lifetime and bypass probate, offering a different approach to estate planning.

Financial Power of Attorney

A financial power of attorney in your estate plan avoids costly conservatorship proceedings, saving thousands. It authorizes someone to manage your finances if incapacitated, ensuring smooth handling without court intervention. This preserves estate value, reduces stress, and keeps matters private, aligning with your wishes efficiently.

Healthcare Power of Attorney / Health Care Directive / Living Will

Incorporating a Healthcare Power of Attorney (HPOA) into your estate plan authorizes a trusted person to make medical decisions for you if you're incapacitated, ensuring your healthcare wishes are respected. Without an HPOA, you may face costly guardianship court proceedings, adding stress and expense for your loved ones.

Asset Protection Planning

Life's unpredictability, from accidents to illness or financial woes, underscores the need for proactive asset protection planning. Safeguard your residence, investments, personal property, and business interests against unforeseen events, ensuring your assets remain secure amidst life's uncertainties.

Elder Law / Medicaid Planning

Long-term care in Kansas costs approximately $7,400 per month on average. Medicare does not pay for long-term medical care. Medicaid will pay for this care, but only if you financially qualify. A Medicaid planning attorney can help you financially qualify for Medicaid while protecting a portion of your assets.

Special Needs Estate Planning

If you have a family member or loved one with a disability or special needs, you likely worry about their future. If proper disability planning is done, your loved one will be provided for and cared for. If the planning is wrong, your plan can cause your loved one to lose government income and medical care benefits.

Trust Administration

As a Trustee, you hold a fiduciary duty to manage and distribute trust assets according to its directives, prioritizing beneficiaries' interests. The role involves complex tasks like asset management, distributions, and tax compliance. We offer crucial guidance to help Trustees navigate their legal responsibilities, ensuring compliance and effective trust administration.


When you take on the role of a Executor or Personal Representative of an estate, you must follow the directives of the court regarding the estate you are administering.Advanced Legal Planning, LLC in conjunction with its colleagues, can help you navigate your responsibilities as an Executor or Personal Representative.​

Why Choose Us?


The legal industry works a lot like the medical industry. There are general practitioners and there are specialists. If you have cancer, you want an oncologist. If you need estate planning, you want Advanced Legal Planning.

Advanced Legal Planning specializes in Estate Planning. With this specialization, we are able to handle everything from basic wills to complex charitable trusts. We have seen how poorly drafted estate documents can result in failure of the plan, expensive courtrooms, family confusion and even division. Our Mission and Process are born out of this experience.

Our Mission

We are an education-based law firm with no hard sale pitches. We provide education and counseling to individuals and families in the practice areas of Trust-based Estate Planning, Asset Preservation for Medicaid, and Asset Protection.

We help you identify the risks to you and your loved ones from the costs of Long-term Care, creditors, and predators. We help you safeguard your life’s work and achieve your planning goals.

Estate planning is not about how much money you have, it is about taking care of yourself and those you love. We help you ensure what you have, gets to the people you love, when you want, the way you want.

Our Process


To make good decisions, you need good information. Unfortunately, what clients learn from friends and well-meaning advisors is often wrong. We explain your options so that you can make informed, confident decisions.

Vision Meeting

In the Vision Meeting we do macro-estate planning. During this meeting we discuss your family, assets, and estate planning goals. We also educate you about different estate plans so you can determine what plan best protects and provides for you and your loved ones. We believe going through this process is the best way to obtain clarity of vision about your estate planning needs.

Design Meeting

In the Design Meeting we do micro-estate planning. After you have selected your estate plan in the Vision Meeting, we provide education about the many options available within your estate plan. These decisions customize your plan for your unique circumstances.

Draft Legal Documents

Once your plan is designed and customized, we transform your wishes into a set of documents that will support your estate planning goals.

Estate Summary Approval

We create a summary of your estate plan for your review. You review the beneficiaries, fiduciary choices, and distribution provisions to ensure your documents match the plan we designed together. Once you have approved this summary, we will meet in office for a more thorough review of your estate plan.

Review and Signing Meeting

We review each document with you and explain how each may be used. After the review, you sign your documents, setting your plan in motion. Two witnesses and a notary public are provided so you can properly execute your documents.

Funding Meeting

If you choose an estate plan utilizing a Trust or Trusts, you will need to transfer designated assets into your Trust(s). This process is called “funding” the Trust. Additionally, you may name your Trust as the beneficiary of one or more of your assets/accounts. We guide you in this process.

Funding Review

A Funding Review meeting may be scheduled to check on the progress of your funding.

Advanced Legal Planning, LLC

Meet the Attorney

Mark Allen Galloway

Attorney at Law


  • Washburn University School of Law

    - J.D. (Juris Doctorate) with Certificate in Tax

  • University of Kansas School of Law

    - LL.M. (Masters of Laws) in Elder Law

  • Boston University School of Law

    - LL.M. (Masters of Laws) in Taxation

Estate Planning Overview

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We provide education and counseling to individuals and families so that you can make informed choices with confidence.


What is estate planning, and why is it important?

Estate planning is the process of structuring your assets to ensure they are distributed according to your wishes after your passing or incapacitation. Estate Planning helps you minimize taxes, avoid legal disputes, provide for your loved ones, and maintain control over your financial affairs. Proper Estate Planning can also protect your beneficiaries from creditors and other potential risks.

What documents are typically included in an estate plan?

Key estate planning documents include a will, trusts, a financial power of attorney, a healthcare power of attorney, living will, beneficiary designations, and guardianship designations. Each document serves a specific purpose and can be customized to suit your unique circumstances and goals.

How often should I review and update my estate plan?

It is generally recommended to review and update your estate plan every 3 to 5 years or after significant life events such as marriage, divorce, birth of a child, death of a beneficiary, or substantial changes in your assets or financial situation. Regular reviews ensure that your estate plan remains current and accurately reflects your wishes.

One way to make sure your plan is up to date is to join a maintenance program.  A maintenance program assures your plan is being reviewed regularly and gives easy access to an attorney if you have any questions or need any changes.

What happens if I die without a will or estate plan in place?

If you pass away without a will or estate plan, your assets will be distributed according to your state’s “intestacy ” laws, which may not align with your preferences. This can lead to family disputes, increased legal expenses, and increased hardship for your loved ones. It is crucial to have a well-crafted estate plan in place to ensure your wishes are honored.

Can I create my own estate plan, or should I consult with an attorney?

While it is possible to create your own estate plan, working with an experienced estate planning attorney is highly recommended. An attorney can help you navigate complex legal requirements, identify potential issues, and create a customized plan that addresses your unique circumstances and goals. This ensures that your estate plan is effective and legally sound. This provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

What is the difference between a revocable trust and an irrevocable trust?

A revocable trust is a flexible legal arrangement that allows you to maintain control over your assets during your lifetime and make changes to the trust as needed. Upon your death, the trust becomes irrevocable, and assets are distributed to your beneficiaries.

An irrevocable trust, on the other hand, is a permanent arrangement that cannot be altered or revoked once established. Irrevocable trusts offer greater asset protection and tax benefits but require you to relinquish control over the assets placed in the trust. An experienced Estate Planning attorney can create “some” flexibility to an irrevocable trust while maintaining its benefits.

How can elder law and Medicaid planning help me and my family?

Elder Law and Medicaid Planning involve navigating the complexities of aging, long-term care, and government assistance programs. By working with an experienced attorney, you can develop a strategy to secure quality care, preserve your assets, and expedite your eligibility for Medicaid benefits. This process can help alleviate financial burdens and provide peace of mind for you and your family.

What is special needs planning, and why is it important?

Special needs planning is the process of creating a comprehensive plan to support a loved one with special needs, ensuring their long-term well-being and financial security. This can involve establishing a special needs trust, selecting appropriate guardians, and identifying government benefits and resources. Proper planning can help your loved one maintain their independence, quality of life, and access to essential support services.

What is the role of a trust administrator, and what are their responsibilities?

A trust administrator, also known as a Trustee, is responsible for managing and distributing trust assets in accordance with the terms of the trust agreement. Their duties may include investing assets, paying taxes, maintaining records, communicating with beneficiaries, and addressing any legal or financial issues that arise. Trust administration requires a thorough understanding of fiduciary responsibilities and trust laws to ensure compliance and protect the interests of the beneficiaries.

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Address: 111 N. Baltimore Ave, Derby KS 67037

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