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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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Understanding types of property ownership in Missouri…

July 27, 2015

Understanding types of property ownership in Missouri…

UNDERSTANDING TYPES OF PROPERTY OWNERSHIP IN MISSOURI In my last article, I discussed the different types of deeds which can convey real property.  This article focuses on the different types of property ownership in Missouri. Property can be owned solely by one person or...
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Understanding deeds in Missouri…

July 18, 2015

Understanding deeds in Missouri…

UNDERSTANDING DEEDS If you are the owner of a piece of property, 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 a clear tit...
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Evolving right to die laws…

July 6, 2015

Evolving right to die laws…

The link below is a very in depth article to read about the evolution and growth of Right to Die laws in the United States and around the world.  Right to die laws concern the ability of a person to end their lives prematurely if they are terminally ill.  Interestingly, t...
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Proposed changes to VA Aid and Attendance benefits…

June 29, 2015

Proposed changes to VA Aid and Attendance benefits…

VA Aid and Attendance benefits are a little known benefit from the Veterans Administration that provides extraordinary assistance for veterans and their surviving spouses as they age and require caregiving. The veteran’s disability does not have to be service connec...
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Legacy Law Center explained wills and powers of attorney in a caring manner…

June 24, 2015

Legacy Law Center explained wills and powers of attorney in a caring manner…

I felt that my cares and concerns about wills and powers of attorney were listened to and taken care and explained in a manner that was very understandable. Thank you. Mary M. (Augusta, Missouri) Share This!
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Your healthcare power of attorney and organ donation….

June 22, 2015

Your healthcare power of attorney and organ donation….

    Whenever I sit down with clients and discuss the the need for a healthcare power of attorney to be part of their estate plan, that discussion always includes a discuss of organ donation.  Over the years, I have advised clients about organ donation and have d...
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