Oak Grove Estate Planning Attorney
Having a thorough, well-prepared estate plan is one of the greatest gifts you can leave for your loved ones. Your estate plan clearly communicates your wishes with regard to how you want your affairs handled at the end of your life and after your passing. Well-prepared estate plans give your loved ones a clear set of instructions and eliminate much of the uncertainty and infighting that impact so many families.
Many people are hesitant to begin the estate planning process because they find the complexity of the legal issues or the subject matter too difficult to address. At Barton, Hall & Schnieders, P.C., our Oak Grove estate planning attorneys will help you navigate this sometimes intimidating process and work with you to develop a plan that fully accommodates your needs.
Helping You Plan For The Future
When you hire our firm, we take the time to fully understand your estate planning goals. We learn about your wishes regarding how your property should be distributed and what type of property is included in your estate, any charitable donations you would like to plan for, how you want your medical care handled should you become terminally ill and who you want handling your affairs or making decisions for you should you become incapacitated. We recommend the estate planning tools that will help you reach your goals and make sure you are comfortable with each recommendation before we move forward.
We frequently utilize some or all of the following instruments and strategies in the process of building our clients’ estate plans:
- Powers of attorney
- Living wills and advance health care directives
- Asset transfer strategies
- Tax avoidance strategies
We also represent clients in all areas of probate administration and litigation. If you have been named as an executor or personal representative, we will work with you to ensure that all duties are properly fulfilled. We also represent executors, personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries and others in probate-related disputes, including breach of fiduciary duty claims, will and trust contests and many others.
Helping You Protect The Family Farm
Many Missouri families have been in the business of farming for generations. The process for passing on the family farm can be extremely complex. Our attorneys can advise you on the key issues that need to be addressed and help you develop a succession plan designed to ensure a smooth transition to your beneficiaries.
Discuss Your Questions With A Wills And Trusts Attorney
Contact our office today to discuss your estate planning needs with one of our Missouri lawyers. We will help you understand the legal issues surrounding your case and explain your options. You can reach us by phone at 816-690-4111 or via email to schedule your initial consultation. We accept Visa and MasterCard for your convenience.