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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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Serving As Trustee of A Trust?  Not As Easy As It Looks!

April 26, 2016

Serving As Trustee of A Trust? Not As Easy As It Looks!

SERVING AS A TRUSTEE OF A TRUST:  NOT AS EASY AS IT LOOKS One of the services provided by Legacy Law Center is trust administration.  When a person passes away with a living trust (or other type of trust) in place, the assets in the trust must be administered, i.e. manage...
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Avoiding Probate:  It’s Not Just About Money…

March 10, 2016

Avoiding Probate: It’s Not Just About Money…

  AVOIDING PROBATE:  IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT MONEY                As an estate planning attorney, a central goal that I preach is for my clients to avoid probate.  Most of my clients associate probate with something akin to the plague and people like bankers, insurance a...
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Avoiding Probate:  It’s Not Just About Money…

March 9, 2016

Avoiding Probate: It’s Not Just About Money…

  AVOIDING PROBATE:  IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT MONEY                As an estate planning attorney, a central goal that I preach is for my clients to avoid probate.  Most of my clients associate probate with something akin to the plague and people like bankers, insurance a...
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February 22, 2016

A Guide to Caretaking for an Elderly Parent: Part 1 – Estate Planning

A Guide to Caretaking for an Elderly Parent: Part 1 – Estate Planning One of the first steps a person caring for their elderly parent should look into is whether they have an estate plan.  Do they have a will?  Is there a financial power of attorney?  Does Mom have ...
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Medicaid Estate Recovery in Missouri…

February 15, 2016

Medicaid Estate Recovery in Missouri…

MEDICAID ESTATE RECOVERY IN MISSOURI Under Missouri law, MO HealthNet (aka Missouri’s Medicaid Program) can make a postdeath claim against the estate of a benefit recipient.  (RSMo. 473.398).  This is known as Medicaid Estate Recovery. This blog article discusses Me...
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Family Fighting Over Powers of Attorney…

February 9, 2016

Family Fighting Over Powers of Attorney…

FAMILY FIGHTING OVER POWERS OF ATTORNEY Squabbles over who can act on your parent’s behalf through a Power of Attorney and the decisions made in that role can cause problems within any family. Even when mom or dad plans ahead and creates the Power of Attorney (POA) ...
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