Effective Estate Planning — Protect Assets and Avoid Probate

An effective estate planning attorney knows that a will is only one part of helping you preserve your family’s financial and property assets. For many people, estate planning really begins with taking the time to review their financial objectives, advance health care needs and retirement. Estate planning also includes taking legal and financial measures to protect your surviving spouse and heirs funds from being depleted by probate tax laws. Understanding the needs for your future, as well as the future of your beneficiaries, is where all good estate preservation plans begin.

Contact our St. Charles County law firm to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced estate planning lawyer. Let us start working together to help you preserve a legacy for loved ones and enable them to avoid probate.

The Law Office of Baerveldt & Boedefeld, LLC, offers sound legal counsel and a full range of estate planning services that begin with helping you understand what your total family needs may be. None of us can know what the future may bring, but taking a financial inventory of your investment goals, your property valuation and your retirement will serve as a firm foundation for an effective plan.

Missouri Lawyer: Health Care Directives, Wills, Trusts and Other Instruments

St. Charles estate planning lawyer Donald Baerveldt is an experienced legal professional with a background in accounting who can help you use the right legal and financial tools to meet your goals.

We offer estate planning services such as:

  • Testamentary wills and trusts
  • Living wills, advance health care directives
  • Durable powers of attorney — financial and medical
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Irrevocable trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Trust administration

In addition to setting the legal wheels in motion, we can help you arrange the transfer of your funds from your financial accounts into trusts for the distribution of assets according to your plan.

Our services are hands-on: We draft the paperwork, file the will, establish and administer the trust and offer complete probate services.

Contact our estate planning offices in St. Charles to schedule a no-cost consultation with an experienced and dedicated Missouri attorney. We can also meet at your home by special arrangement. Call 636-642-1024 or toll free 888-370-3430 to schedule a consultation. We offer free initial consultations. Credit card and payment plans are accepted.


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