Wills & Trusts

Wills & Trust Attorneys in St. Charles County, Missouri

Probate & Estate Planning Services

Wills & Trust Lawyers Serving O’Fallon, St. Charles County, and the Surrounding Counties

Estate planning can be such a vital and useful tool. An estate plan can outline the exact wishes of an individual in the event of death or incapacitation. However, many families are not sure how to begin the process, who to reach out to or who to trust.

Attorneys to help you understand wills and trusts

Attorneys for assistance with Wills

A will is a document that dictates who will receive your property in the case of your death and also designates a legal representative to carry out your wishes. A will only cover property that is in your name when you pass, excluding property in a trust or other tenancy. The administration of a will is overseen by a court. In a will, you may name a guardian for children and specify funeral arrangements or express any other wishes that you chose.

Attorneys for assistance with a Trust

What is the difference between a will and a trust? To start, a will passes outside of probate and is not generally overseen by a court. This can save time and money. Unlike a will that goes into effect after death, a trust can distribute property before death, at death, or after.

Here are some of the questions Suddarth and Koor, LLC might ask to help understand if a will/trust is a good option for you and which ones to consider:

  • Do you want your heirs to acquire your assets faster — and without dealing with probate court?
  • Would you like to choose someone to manage your assets if you’re unable to do so?
  • Do you want to tell medical personnel how you’d like to be treated if you’re incapacitated?
  • Are you afraid that your heirs might squander the money you leave to them?
  • Are you concerned about a family member who has a disability?
  • Do you own a lot of life insurance

Contact Suddarth and Koor, LLC to discuss your wills and trust options

The St. Charles Estate Planning lawyers at Suddarth & Koor, LLC are committed to helping our clients with all their legal needs. Our experienced attorneys can guide you through the complex probate and estate planning process and help you create a comprehensive estate plan that meets your specific needs and objectives. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.


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