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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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Common Estate Planning Mistakes: #1 Not Making One

March 14, 2013

Common Estate Planning Mistakes: #1 Not Making One

Estate planning deals with difficult subjects: death and taxes. For this reason, people often avoid creating any kind of estate plan. However, not having an estate plan can leave your family with a giant mess to clean up and a reduced inheritance, or often, no inheritance...
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List of Stores and Restaurants Offering Discounts to Veterans

February 19, 2013

List of Stores and Restaurants Offering Discounts to Veterans

Pass this along to any veterans you know…its a list of places that offer discounts to veterans: http://www.veteransresources.org/military-discounts/ Share This!
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Where Should I Keep My Estate Planning Documents

February 15, 2013

Where Should I Keep My Estate Planning Documents

One of the last issues I discuss with my estate planning clients after they have signed their documents is where to store the documents. The documents to be stored are generally the originals of the will, trust, powers of attorney and health care directives. The first pie...
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Peace of Mind

February 12, 2013

Peace of Mind

If you already have an estate plan, it is important to make sure it meets your current needs and if your life has changed, it changes with you. Some examples of important times to make sure your estate plan is updated would be the death of a family member or beneficiary, ...
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Draft a Simple Will

February 8, 2013

Draft a Simple Will

Legacy Law Center can draft a simple will for $149 for one person or two simple wills for $249 for a couple. A simple will includes the naming of a guardian for minor children and provides for distribution of assets. It is not a good fit for everyone, but can be helpful f...
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Draft an NFA Gun Trust

February 7, 2013

Draft an NFA Gun Trust

Know any gun owners? Legacy Law Center can draft an NFA Gun Trust for them for $499. Come by and see our booth March 16 and March 17 at the St. Charles Convention Center. Here is the link to the show: http://www.saintlouisweaponcollectors.com/ Share This!
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