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Effective estate planning is a complicated, multi-step process that involves the accurate completion of several legal documents. While the process can be daunting at first glance, our estate planning attorneys are here to make the process as straightforward as possible.

At Wiseheart Kaiser Law Firm, our lawyers can educate you on estate law and design your comprehensive estate plan. We can also periodically review and update your estate plan to account for any changes you want to make in the future.

Ready to start drafting your estate plan? Contact Wiseheart Kaiser Law Firm today at (314) 966-2226.

Your Comprehensive Estate Plan

At Wiseheart Kaiser Law Firm, our estate planning attorneys can guide you in designing a comprehensive estate plan that accurately conveys your personal, medical, and financial preferences. Your estate plan is meant to serve two vital functions: it guarantees that your medical and financial choices are upheld in the event of a medical emergency, and it protects your assets and beneficiaries from probate court upon your passing.

The Necessary Documents

A will:

  • Dictates how your assets will be distributed
  • Establishes the executor to your estate
  • Designates your beneficiaries
  • Names a guardian to care for minor children

A revocable trust offers the following benefits:

  • You are the controlling trustee
  • You can alter or revoke the trust at any time
  • Assets placed into a revocable trust can bypass the probate process
  • The impact of state, federal, and estate taxes is minimized
  • Assets can be transferred to beneficiaries almost immediately upon your passing

An advanced healthcare directive:

  • Specifies your healthcare choices in the event of your incapacitation
  • Ensures your treatment and medication preferences
  • States your end-of-life decisions

A durable power of attorney for healthcare grants an agent the authority to:

  • Make healthcare decisions for you
  • Approve medication and treatment options
  • Admit or discharge you from a nursing home or hospital
  • Access your medical records

This agent must abide by the advanced healthcare directive.

A durable power of attorney for finances grants an agent the authority to:

  • Access your financial accounts
  • Manage your assets
  • Pay your taxes and bills
  • Handle your medical expenses

Depending on your personal needs and circumstances, additional or alternative legal documents can be included in your estate plan. Contact our estate planning lawyers at (314) 966-2226 to discuss which options best represent the needs of your estate.

Keep Your Estate Plan Updated

It’s in your best interest to review and update your estate plan every few years or after any significant life changes. Updating your legal documents allows you to add or replace beneficiaries, include new estate property and assets, and account for any changes in state or federal taxes.

Protect Your Future Today

At Wiseheart Kaiser Law Firm, we understand the importance of estate planning. Our estate planning lawyers have over 30 years of legal experience and are skilled in designing plans that accurately reflect the needs and preferences of our clients.

Contact our Webster Groves estate planning attorneys at (314) 966-2226 to schedule your free consultation.

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