Saint Charles County, Missouri Estate Planning Lawyers
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A respected attorney once told her "Caring makes this job hard, but caring is what makes you good at what you do," and she's kept those impactful words with her over the last 15 years of her career. Sara is a compassionate advocate, having been the voice of children,...
The Law Office of David S. Schleiffarth, LLC was founded on 3 core principles: (1) Expert legal advice; (2) Efficient results; and (3) Effective client communication. In our experience, these principles are the basis of all successful attorney-client relationships.
Clients of The Law Office of David S. Schleiffarth, LLC are thoroughly informed and advised of all legal options available to them. Once a client has made an informed decision, it is our duty to empower that decision as swiftly as possible while ensuring...
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My experiences helping to care for my mother during her 16 years of decline from Alzheimer's, and handling her financial and legal matters after my father died, provide me with insights that I bring to my Estate Planning and Elder Law practice.
In addition to helping clients protect their assets and final wishes, our law firm helps clients navigate the confusing and time-consuming probate process after losing a loved one. We accept probate cases across the entire St. Louis metropolitan area and surrounding region.
Attorney John P. Fritz is licensed...
All aspects of estate planning, including wills, trusts, family limited partnerships and powers of attorney.
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For the first 6 years of her career, Rachna founded and directed Jane Doe Advocacy Center, a non-profit legal service center for survivors of sexual violence. She helped survivors navigate the legal aftermath of sexual abuse, focusing her work in family court. She also coached individuals through the criminal justice system as they participated in the prosecution of their perpetrators. During her time at Jane Doe, Rachna helped more than 600 individuals who had legal questions relating to sexual...
Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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