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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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Winghaven Office : 636-887-5297
St. Charles Office : 636-486-2669

 

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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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Update: The Estate of Prince, Two Years Later…

June 13, 2018

Update: The Estate of Prince, Two Years Later…

  UPDATE:  THE ESTATE OF PRINCE, TWO YEARS LATER The world mourned the death of Prince on April 21, 2016.  After the initial shock of his death, apparently from a drug overdose, passed, his estate became a central issue with his surviving relatives. Right after his d...
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Gift Taxes 101

June 6, 2018

Gift Taxes 101

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Trust Administration in Missouri…

May 29, 2018

Trust Administration in Missouri…

TRUST ADMINISTRATION IN MISSOURI                Over the years, I have had the honor to serve as a trustee of a few living trusts, as my clients have requested.  It is an honor for these clients to choose me to help execute their estate plans and to work with their chosen...
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Five Power of Attorney Myths…

May 22, 2018

Five Power of Attorney Myths…

FIVE POWER OF ATTORNEY MYTHS Powers of attorney are documents where a person names a person (their “attorney”) to make healthcare and financial decisions for them if they are incapacitated.  Such incapacity could be temporary or permanent.  Some powers of attorney are dra...
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WHAT IS ESTATE PLANNING?

October 2, 2017

WHAT IS ESTATE PLANNING?

WHAT IS ESTATE PLANNING?                As an experienced estate planning lawyer St. Charles, I spend much of my time explaining to clients what estate planning is and how it works.  Estate planning is the use of legal documents to not only distribute your assets when you...
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Structured Settlement or Lump Sum: Which is Better After a Personal Injury?

July 20, 2017

Structured Settlement or Lump Sum: Which is Better After a Personal Injury?

Structured Settlement or Lump Sum: Which is Better After a Personal Injury? The U.S. legal system provides numerous protections that help to ensure that you may be entitled to compensation for your personal injury. Should your personal injury claim be successful, culminat...
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