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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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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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Types of Deeds in Missouri…

January 20, 2016

Types of Deeds in Missouri…

UNDERSTANDING DEEDS If you are the owner of a piece of property in Missouri, you acquired the property by a deed, which gives you title and ownership of the property.  Are there different kinds of deeds?  Yes there are. General Warranty Deed – This type of deed guarantees...
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TESTIMONIAL:  Legacy Law Center was helpful…

January 11, 2016

TESTIMONIAL: Legacy Law Center was helpful…

Legacy Law Center was very helpful to work with me preparing my revocable living trust after my husband’s death.  Charles Moore was very knowledgeable and easily addressed all of my concerns.  I highly recommend Charles and Legacy Law Center. Sue C. January 11, 2016
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Do I Need An Attorney For Probate In Missouri?

January 5, 2016

Do I Need An Attorney For Probate In Missouri?

Do I Need An Attorney For Probate In Missouri?     Yes.  You do need an attorney in Missouri for probate.  Here is why:  First, in order to proceed with an independent probate administration, state law requires it.  Under RSMo. 473.787 (3) (link:  http://www.moga.mo.gov/m...
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Discussing Estate Planning with Your Family

December 7, 2015

Discussing Estate Planning with Your Family

Discussing Estate Planning with Your Family If you have elderly parents, you know how stubborn they can be about discussing important issues in their life.  Having a simple discussion about whether an older parent should still drive, suggesting that they should no longer ...
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Own Property in Missouri?  Get A Beneficiary Deed

November 24, 2015

Own Property in Missouri? Get A Beneficiary Deed

OWN PROPERTY IN MISSOURI?  GET A BENEFICIARY DEED If you are a landowner / homeowner in Missouri, part of getting your affairs in order should include having a beneficiary deed drafted and recorded for your property.  Unlike a quitclaim deed or warranty deed which evidenc...
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