Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts) Lawyers and Attorneys in St. Louis
The divorce process is not complete until you ensure that you have deleted your former spouse from any ownership and beneficiary status, and revoked any durable powers of attorney and health care power of attorney in favor of your ex.
You also need a Will and some essential documents. For people who are single, the following are essential. You may also need a Trust in order to avoid Probate.
We will assess your needs and recommend the documents that are right for you and your current situation, all at a very reasonable cost. In most St. Louis cases we can prepare everything you need for less than $600. We provide:
• Living Wills
• Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare
• Durable Power of Attorney for Property
• Limited Power of Attorney
• A Revocable Living Trust
• A Pour over Will
Why do you need a Will?
A will is the only acceptable form for doing certain things such as:
• naming your choice of guardian for a minor child where both parents are deceased
• naming your choice of guardian for a disabled child or other close relative
• Naming who should serve as personal representative of your estate in the event there are assets which cannot be passed outside of Probate.
Why do you need a Trust or Power of Attorney in St. Louis?
If you are not married you need to give financial authority to someone who can take over if you are in accident or otherwise become incapacitated.
If someone becomes incapacitated and they are married, their spouse can access their bank accounts, pay bills, and take care of day to day business.
But if you do not have a spouse, no one can do these things without the correct documentation in place.