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Practice Areas

At the Law Office of Chris Ware, we are dedicated to securing personal legacies.  We focus on providing personal estate and small business planning.
Unlike most firms, we are upfront with our fees.  We want complete transparency with you at every level and for the people we serve to feel like satisfied customers treated with kindness, not marginalized clients stuck with a bill. 
Estate Planning


An Estate Plan is a set of legal documents that allows you to plan who is going to take care of you and your possessions, should you be unable to for any reason. 

Our complete Estate Plans generally consist of Five key documents:

  • Revocable Trust

  • Pour-Over Will

  • General Durable Power of Attorney

  • Healthcare Power of Attorney

  • Living Will

These plans also come with the added service of transferring real estate and helping re-title assets into your trust. 

We also offer a basic Estate Plan that consists of four key documents:

  • Last Will and Testament

  • General Durable Power of Attorney

  • Healthcare Power of Attorney

  • Living Will

Whether you need the complete or basic estate plan depends on a variety of factors that we will guide you r through.  It is our responsibility to make sure you receive the estate plan suited for you and we will never recommend a plan that does not fulfill your needs.  


Our complete Estate Plans are offered at $2500.00

Our Basic Estate Plans for a married couple are offered at $600.  




Probate is the legal process through which the court sees that, when you die, your debts are paid and your assets are distributed according to your will.  If you don't have a valid will, your assets are distributed according to state law.


We would love to represent you in probate court.  We would file all petitions and orders, prepare all necessary notices and letters, and advise you on all potential disputes.  

The typical cost to probate a will in Shelby County is $2500.00 to $3500.00.

Business Planning


Whether you are creating a new start-up or your business is thriving, we would love to help you put your business on a firm foundation.

We want to help you file necessary documents with the State or IRS, write your business's bylaws or constitution, make a succession plan to pass on your family business, or help you sell your business.

Do to the variety of services offered in business planning, the fees vary greatly.  However, most of the common services offered will range from $500-$2000, depending on the complexity of the work.


No matter what, we will have agreed upon price, with no surprises, before we begin.   


Land Planning & Management


Whether you have a farm, rental properties, or empty lots, all land needs an effective plan to ensure proper ownership practices.  

We have extensive knowledge of agricultural and income producing land strategies that allows our client to maximize the value of their property for current and future owners.  When necessary, we rely on our network of farming, forestry, and rental experts to fulfill client expectations.  

Our land planning and management services typically cost between $1000.00 to $5000.00.

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