You have worked hard all your life to provide for your family, but have you thought about what will happen to all you have built if you suddenly become incapacitated or die? Will your assets pass seamlessly on to your beneficiaries or will they get tied up in court and incur taxes and fees? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, it’s time to make an appointment with our experienced St. Louis estate planning attorneys. We will help you understand your options for protecting your assets and providing for your family under a variety of potential circumstances.
What We Do
As estate planning attorneys, it is our job to think about the unthinkable. We understand that people have a hard time confronting the possibility of bad things happening, but we also know that when people don’t have a comprehensive estate plan in place, a difficult time can become even harder to bear. When we meet with you, we will take a look at all of your assets—including valuable property; real estate, bank, investment, and retirement accounts; family businesses, and more—and help you determine what should happen to these assets if something happens to you.
Some of the services we provide include the following:
- Living trusts. A smart estate plan establishes a trust that allows you to use the funds while you are living and then transfers your assets into an account for your beneficiaries upon your death.
- IRA inheritance trust. You want to leave your family with as much money as you can so your children and grandchildren can lead comfortable lives. We guide you in establishing IRA inheritance trusts that extend the timeframe for withdrawing money, allowing more time for that trust to grow.
- Wills. Most people want to be the ones who decide how the assets of their estates are distributed after their deaths. To make sure this is the situation in your case, work with our legal team to write a will that expresses your wishes.
- Probate. Probate court can be costly and time-consuming, which is why you need the expertise from our attorneys to make a plan that will avoid probate for your heirs or to navigate probate court if necessary.
- Powers of attorney. You don’t want just anyone making decisions on your behalf when you are unable to do so. We will help you determine if you need a durable power of attorney or a health care power of attorney.
- Guardianship designation. If you have minor children, this may be the most important decision you make. No matter who you’ve talked to about this, if you don’t have legal documents, your children may not end up where you want them to be.
Each one of our estate planning clients is unique and we will craft a plan that meets all of your needs. We do not provide cookie-cutter estate plans. Come and meet us to put your mind at ease about who to trust with these important decisions.
See The Kaiser Law Firm, P.C., Difference
As a small family firm, we pride ourselves on offering a level of service not seen in bigger firms, including the following:
- Building long-term relationships. A family estate plan should be evaluated periodically over the years. When we work with clients, our goal is to stay with them for the long term and to help them revise their estate plans as future events unfold.
- Being available when you need us. The team approach we take when working with clients means that we are available at almost any time. We don’t turn you away when you have questions.
- Being easy to communicate with. Our entire legal team is personable and approachable. We get to know each client on a personal level and are easy talk to.
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