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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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Missouri Probate:  The Small Estate

August 24, 2015

Missouri Probate: The Small Estate

MISSOURI PROBATE:  THE SMALL ESTATE If you are familiar with the term probate, you may know it almost as a vulgarity or a swear word, rather than the process by which a dead person’s assets are administered through the courts.  The Missouri probate process, however,...
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Estate planning and mental capacity…

August 17, 2015

Estate planning and mental capacity…

Every time I meet with an estate planning client, I have to assess whether they have the mental capacity to create and execute an estate plan.  In most cases, this is a quick and simple assessment.  At other times, usually with elderly clients, it can be more difficult. O...
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TESTIMONIAL:  Estate planning made easy…

August 13, 2015

TESTIMONIAL: Estate planning made easy…

TESTIMONIAL Legacy Law Center was a pleasure to work with for our estate planning and was very informative.  They explained all legal issues to our understanding and gave us explicit guidance and direction with our legal issues that helped us with decisions that we needed...
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Testimonial:  Thank you so much…

August 12, 2015

Testimonial: Thank you so much…

Thank you so much for your time and expertise in making my decisions concerning my estate plan. I appreciated it so much. Betsy M. August 12, 2015 Share This!
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How to choose the people in charge of your estate plan…

August 10, 2015

How to choose the people in charge of your estate plan…

One of the most important aspects in creating an estate plan is creating the people who will carry out your wishes.  This can be especially difficult if you are single and/or have a small family.  In fact, this issue requires the strongest consultation skills because most...
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TESTIMONIAL:  Estate plan updated by Legacy Law Center

August 3, 2015

TESTIMONIAL: Estate plan updated by Legacy Law Center

I went to Legacy Law Center to have my estate plan updated after the death of my husband.  I was treated with courtesy and found Legacy Law Center to be very knowledgeable and helpful to my situation. I would definitely go back to Legacy Law Center for any further legal a...
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