Whether you’re planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, estate planning attorneys at The Barklage Law Firm, LLC can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
• Estate planning
• Estate tax issues
• Choosing the appropriate executor
• Living wills
• Living trusts
• Wills drafting
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet — making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
We can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
For estate planning services in St. Charles, St. Louis and throughout surrounding counties in Missouri call The Barklage Law Firm, LLC at (636) 949-3701 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.
Please feel free to download and complete our Estate Planning Worksheet. This form will help you provide the information we will need in order to evaluate your estate planning needs and prepare documents necessary to fulfill your wishes for your heirs.
We will discuss much of this information at the time of your consultation. Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns while completing the form.