What Is Estate Planning?
At the most basic, estate planning is deciding what happens with your assets if you pass away. Depending on those assets putting together a plan for your loved ones or charitable organizations can vary in complexity.
Our services are broad and range from simple wills to ensuring financial accounts have a beneficiary to creating revocable and irrevocable trusts. There are a number of legal tools at your disposal to ensure a smooth transition in Missouri for your family.
With proper planning, it is possible to completely avoid probate court. However, it is important to create a plan sooner rather than later and adjust things as circumstances change.
For some, having children is the trigger that encourages them to finally consider basic estate planning. For others, it is a job change or losing a parent. Whatever your needs, as your finances and family life change over the years, it is important to plan with an experienced estate planning attorney to make sure you and your family are protected.
As your finances and assets become more diverse over the years, it will be important to review your estate plan with an experienced attorney to make sure you account for any new developments.
Marler Law Partners proudly serves the residents of St. Louis County, including Kirkwood, Brentwood, Eureka, Richmond Heights, Clayton, Maplewood, Manchester, University City, Olivette, Creve Couer, Maryland Heights, Florissant, Ladue, Webster Groves, Fenton; St. Louis City; St. Charles County; O’Fallon, St. Peters; Franklin County, including Union, Pacific; Gasconade County, including Hermann; Maries County; Pulaski County; Texas County, including Houston; Howell County; Oregon County; Shannon County; Dent County, including Salem; Crawford County, including Sullivan; Pemiscott County; Dunklin County, including Kennett; New Madrid County, including Sikeston; Mississippi County; Scott County; Cape Girardeau County, including Jackson; Stoddard County; Washington County; Jefferson County, including Arnold, Hillsboro, Festus, Imperial, Fenton, High Ridge; St. Francois County, including Farmington, Park Hills, Desloge, Bonne Terre; Iron County; Reynolds County, including Ellington; Carter County; Ripley County; Butler County, including Poplar Bluff; Wayne County, including Piedmont; Madison County, including Fredericktown; Ste. Genevieve County; Perry County, including Perryville; Bollinger County; Phelps County, including Rolla; and all of St. Louis and Southeast Missouri.