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Legacy Law Center assists clients with Estate Planning, Elder Law, Estate Litigation and Probate Administration in St. Charles County and St. Louis County. We also serve clients in Lincoln County, Franklin County, Jefferson County and Warren County.

 

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Estate Planning  

Estate planning is more than just a collection of documents.  It is the way in which you pass a legacy to your family. Depending on who you are, that could be a business, a home, what is left of your nest egg, an old car, a cherished art collection or a family heirloom.  It could be all of those things.  Estate planning is also the way to specify who will make healthcare and financial decisions for you if you are unable to do so.  Think about how important that is and which person in your life you trust to make the right decisions at the right time.  Security, peace of mind, assurance and clarity.  These are the goals of estate planning.  

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WILLS TRUSTSTRUST FUNDINGPOWERS OF ATTORNEY • LIVING WILL  • BENEFICIARY DEEDS

PROBATE ADMINISTRATION

Probate is the process by which assets of a deceased person are transferred to their beneficiaries and heirs.  It is necessary (but avoidable with a good estate plan) to protect the rights of creditors of a decedent and is complex and time consuming.  That is why you should always have an experienced probate attorney help you.  

Probate Administration

 

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ELDER LAW

Elder Law includes helping seniors and their families with Medicaid and VA Aid and Attendance benefits, including planning related to those benefits.   This area of practice also includes Guardianships and Conservatorships.  

Estate Litigation

Estate litigation involves disputes over estates, trusts and wills.  Fights over estates are more common than people realize. If you find yourself in a tug of war after the death of a family member, it is probably time to consult with our office about your rights and the best way to protect your interests.

 

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Oscar Nominated Film Highlights Guardianship Issue…

February 27, 2017

Oscar Nominated Film Highlights Guardianship Issue…

OSCAR NOMINATED FILM HIGHLIGHTS ISSUES FOR GUARDIANS AND TRUSTEES             The movie “Manchester By the Sea” recently garnered an Oscar award for Casey Affleck, who won “Best Actor”.  In the movie, he plays a man dealing with the loss of his old...
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Estate Planning For Children Struggling With Addiction…

February 13, 2017

Estate Planning For Children Struggling With Addiction…

      ESTATE PLANNING FOR CHILDREN STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION                      Many parents who have children struggling with addiction or mental illness are often too consumed with caring for those children in the present to given thoughts about who and...
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January 30, 2017

TERMS USED IN MISSOURI GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP One of the things that I enjoy the most about practicing in the area of probate matters is helping families get appointed guardian and sometimes conservator for their children with special needs or an elderly parent....
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Trustee Fees for Trust Administration in Missouri…

January 26, 2017

Trustee Fees for Trust Administration in Missouri…

TRUSTEE FEES FOR TRUST ADMINISTRATION IN MISSOURI                A trustee is a fiduciary named in a trust to manage assets for the benefit of trust beneficiaries.  Serving as a trustee is a lot of work and our firm assists trustees in Missouri with administering trusts, ...
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THE FUTURE OF RETIREMENT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE REVOCABLE TRUST…

January 17, 2017

THE FUTURE OF RETIREMENT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE REVOCABLE TRUST…

THE FUTURE OF RETIREMENT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE REVOCABLE TRUST As an estate planning attorney, I have had an interesting viewpoint of how the Great Recession affected my estate planning clients. Over the last two or three years, I have noticed a consistent worry of cl...
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Update: The Probate Estate of Prince Is An Unprecedented and Complex Mess

November 1, 2016

Update: The Probate Estate of Prince Is An Unprecedented and Complex Mess

Update:  The Probate Estate of Prince Is An Unprecedented and Complex Mess It has become clear over the last few months that the probate estate of Prince has become an unprecedented mess.  When famed singer Prince died earlier this year, I wrote an article discussing the ...
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