Estate Administration & Probate Services

ABLE Accounts Can Benefit Loved Ones with Special Needs

For families with disabled loved ones who are potentially eligible for means-tested government benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it can be a challenge to provide the most comfortable life possible for the family member, yet not jeopardize the person's eligibility for needed government benefits. Read more…

Estate Planning for Singles

If you are single and not financially responsible for anyone else, having an estate plan might not seem critical. Nonetheless, estate planning can ensure that your wishes are followed both before and after you pass. Read more…

Leaving Specific Assets to Specific Heirs is an Estate Planning No-No

Planning your estate around specific assets is risky, since leaving specific assets to specific people might inadvertently result in disinheriting someone. Read more…

Peace of Mind Provided by Prepaid Funeral Plans Might Be Misleading

To relieve their families of the burden of planning a funeral, many people plan and pay for them in advance. Unfortunately, prepaid funeral plans are fraught with potential traps. Read more…

The Risks of Using Joint Tenancy to Avoid Probate

Owning assets jointly with one or more children or other heirs is a common estate planning “shortcut.” But like many shortcuts, it can produce unintended—and costly—consequences. Read more…

Privacy Concerns? Implement These Strategies to Keep Family Matters Out of Probate Court

Although probate can be time-consuming and expensive, perhaps its biggest downside is that it’s public — anyone who’s interested can find out what assets you owned and how they’re being distributed after your death. Disgruntled family members who become aware of this might decide to challenge it legally.Read more…

Estate Administration – The Devil is in the Details, Part Three

Unfortunately, many individuals never create a will or trust, leaving their relatives with the responsibility not only of handling their estate but of doing their best to guess what their parent or loved one would have want Read more…

Estate Administration – The Devil is in the Details, Part Two

Handling the administration of an estate after a loved one’s death can be daunting. If your loved one created an estate plan, this will help immensely, but the mechanics of gathering, transferring, and tracking property can still be a bit confusing. Read more…

Estate Administration – The Devil is in the Details, Part One

Families that are grieving the recent loss of a loved one must nonetheless make sure that their loved one’s property is distributed according to his or her last wishes. Read more…

Estate Planning Checklist: What to do When a Loved One Passes

Coping with the death of a loved one can be emotionally exhausting. In addition to the pain of the grieving process, there are a lot of logistics involved in managing your loved one’s estate, particularly if you are their spouse or have been appointed executor of their estate. Read more…


O'Fallon, MO

2897 State Hwy K Suite 210
O'Fallon, MO 63368

(314) 384-6278

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1001 S. Kirkwood Rd. Suite 130
Kirkwood, MO 63122

(314) 375-2306

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331 Salem Pl. Suite 210
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

(618) 579-1005

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12935 N. Outer 40 Rd. Suite 102
Town & Country, MO 63141

(314) 529-0835

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239 N. Main St.
Edwardsville, IL 62025

(618) 589-3825

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6654 Chippewa St.
St Louis, MO 63109

(314) 644-3200

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