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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.  

Learn more about different estate planning documents.

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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Probate Shortcuts:  The Spousal Refusal of Letters…

August 30, 2016

Probate Shortcuts: The Spousal Refusal of Letters…

Missouri Probate Shortcuts: The Spousal Refusal of Letters… Missouri law offers several probate shortcuts, depending on the circumstances of the client.  One of the most common and indeed, one of the best shortcuts is the spousal refusal of letters.   Missouri law o...
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Keep Your Original Will In A Safe Place…

July 26, 2016

Keep Your Original Will In A Safe Place…

Keep Your Original Will In A Safe Place… I recently had a case where the aunt of a client had passed away but we could only find a copy of her will.  With some research, we were able to discover that the original will, drafted in 1985, was kept by the Nevada attorne...
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TESTIMONIAL:  Legacy Law Center was so helpful with the probate we filed…

July 12, 2016

TESTIMONIAL: Legacy Law Center was so helpful with the probate we filed…

TESTIMONIAL I lost my father unexpectedly last fall.  We were completely unprepared to deal with his estate and there was no will.  A friend of ours had worked with Legacy Law Center on an estate plan and after doing my own research I was impressed with the law firm and m...
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Missouri Probate Steps:  Inventory Filing…

July 12, 2016

Missouri Probate Steps: Inventory Filing…

MISSOURI PROBATE STEPS:  INVENTORY FILING This blog article discusses the the Missouri probate step of filing an inventory. So a person has passed away and either they had a will or did not have a will.  Either way, a probate may need to be opened in the county where the ...
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NFA Gun Trust Changes Effective July 13…

June 22, 2016

NFA Gun Trust Changes Effective July 13…

NFA GUN TRUST CHANGES EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2016 In about three weeks, rule changes related to NFA Gun Trusts and instituted by the ATF will go into effect. Here are the changes: As of July, 2016, responsible parties on NFA trusts will be required to “notify” their local CLE...
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Where Do I Keep My Estate Plan?

June 22, 2016

Where Do I Keep My Estate Plan?

Where Do I Keep My Estate Plan? New clients of Legacy Law Center often arrive for our first conference with their existing estate plan documents. More often than not, these documents are out of order and have the look of paper that has never been read. They are sometimes ...
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