St. Charles, St Peters, St Louis Missouri Estate Planning Attorneys
It is important to protect your loved ones. Estate planning is the creation of a plan for managing your wealth while you're alive and distributing it after your death. Finding an attorney who can help protect your wishes in St. Charles and surrounding counties can be difficult. Let us help.
We can help you accomplish your goals and ease the management of your financial and legal affairs, as well as minimize taxes on your estate. An estate is all assets of any value that you own, including real property, business interests, investments, insurance proceeds, and your personal property. An estate plan refers to the means by which you protect yourself and your loved ones while you are alive, and also how your estate is passed on to your loved ones upon your death. A last will and testament is that protection.
Problems often arise when people don't coordinate all of these methods of passing on their estate. If you have a well-drafted estate plan in place, you will ensure that your estate passes to whom you want, when you want, and is carried out in the manner you've chosen. You can rest assured that your family won't have to endure the public process and costly matter of probate. The government won't be able to take what you've spent a lifetime building.
We want you to feel confident about the choices you make, and our attorneys in St. Charles can help guide you toward preserving your family's future.
Planning for Incapacity
Planning for incapacity is important. It determines how you are cared for if you become physically or mentally unable to care for yourself. Many don't want this burden to fall to their loved ones. That is why having a plan in place is essential. Paying bills, and handling financial matters, as well as more important decisions such as selling real estate, gifting assets to your children, or making critical medical decisions may be necessary. Depending on the needs of the individual or family, a plan could include a number of planning techniques such as:
- Powers of Attorney for Property
- Health Care Powers of Attorney
- Living Wills
- Advance Health Care Directives
- Guardianships and/or Conservatorships
the St. Charles based law firm of Burrows and Stork for help with your estate planning matters.
The experienced estate planning lawyers at the St. Charles Missouri based Law Firm of Burrows & Stork Attorneys at Law provide legal advice, services, and representation for estate planning, including, living will and trusts, planning for incapacity, healthcare powers of attorney, financial powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, powers of attorney for property, advance health care directives, irrevocable trusts, revocable living trusts and guardianships and/or conservatorships, throughout Missouri, including St. Charles MO, St. Peters MO, O'Fallon MO, Chesterfield, Lake St. Louis, and St. Charles County and St. Louis County.