Skilled Estate Planning Lawyers in Jefferson County Committed to Ensuring Your Legacy
No one feels more secure in their future than people who have prepared to leave their legacy in the form of wills, trusts, estates, and transferable assets. If you haven’t taken this step for you and your family yet, it’s never too late to start. When the time comes, none of us can really be in control of our death, but there are concrete steps you can take now to ensure you have as much power as possible in an otherwise powerless situation.
The unfortunate truth is, far too many Missouri residents pass away without making the adequate preparations regarding what happens to their assets and how they will be distributed to loved ones.
As a result, their assets and estates end up trapped in the limbo of probate. Meanwhile, their loved ones work to sort out the details while struggling with mounting debts, bills, and other financial and emotional burdens. A lifetime of hard work can simply disappear into a complex and confusing government system, leaving little hope of recovery for the family.
Don’t let this be your fate or the plight left to your loved ones. You can start setting up trusts and prepare your will today so that your family will be properly taken care of. To do that, you’ll need the services of highly experienced estate planning attorneys.
Contact Grafe & Batchelor Attorneys at Law at 636-933-9151 to schedule a free consultation and start the process of preparing yourself and your family for the future.
Planning ahead helps your loved ones prepare for the future, and it gives you peace of mind. There is no doubt that estate planning can be overwhelming. It’s a natural instinct to want all the answers and be certain of all your life situations before making a will or trust.
Isn’t It Too Early To Start Planning?
You may feel like you don’t have enough information to proceed or enough wealth to make it worthwhile. You may think that just waiting a little while longer will help you sort out your questions and build up your assets.
However, it’s that kind of “cautious” thinking that is actually responsible for many problematic delays in the estate planning process. No one is guaranteed time beyond the present. The difficult truth is, many people die tragically or unexpectedly often years before anyone would have expected or planned for. Those tragic deaths leave their assets and estate in confusion without any clear plans to pass their legacy on to their loved ones.
The fact of the matter is, you don’t need to have all the answers today. Estate planning is a process, and it takes time and effort for most Missourians. We understand that no one wants to dwell on their inevitable mortality. However, since it’s the one thing that none of us can avoid, the best decision is to take action today.
What If I Don’t Know What I Want in My Will?
The most common thing holding people back from making plans for their estate is their unanswered questions. We can answer those questions for you, right now.
It is important to begin the process as soon as possible. There’s no such thing as “too young” to start estate planning. There have been far too many Missourians who died without wills and trusts.
The result of an untimely death can mean that estates go into probate. In cases where the deceased had no relatives, the estates were taken over by the government, which is likely the last thing the person would have wanted. All of this can be avoided by simply making an estate plan.
After all the time and effort you devoted to creating a valuable estate, don’t let it be taken away from your loved ones. You may not have all the answers and details sorted out, but now is the right time to start asking questions. Tomorrow is never certain.
We can start with a simple conversation to evaluate your estate and your options. Once we begin the process of better understanding your life and accomplishments, you might be surprised to find how necessary the process was, and how valuable an estate plan can truly be.
Let us help you get started. Don’t leave your family’s future to chance; call experienced estate planning attorneys Grafe & Batchelor today at 636-933-9151 to schedule a free consultation and start planning for your future today.