I have been drafting estate plans since 1989 and now devote much of my practice to estate planning. I can usually see new clients within a few days of their first call concerning their need for a customized estate plan. I can usually have their new estate plan ready for signature within a week of that first conference, so long as the client gets all of his or her essential documents (like deeds) to me right way.
I always suggest an estate plan that will avoid probate court fees and expenses for the heirs of an estate. This often requires the use of a beneficiary deed or a revocable living trust. In addition to these documents my basic estate plan typically includes a will, a durable power of attorney in order to avoid conservatorship, and a medical power of attorney in order to avoid guardianship.
Fees for estate plans usually range from $250 to $1500 depending on the documents needed.
Call Attorney Glenn Hall today at 573-729-2229 for your free initial consultation. Or, write an email to Mr. Hall at Glenn@Hall-Law.org.
Just last week one of my long-time clients died. He had put off any estate planning until the very end and was in and out of the hospital the last four weeks of his life. I called him twice at the hospital to ask him if he wanted me to prepare any documents for him because I sensed that his life was coming to a close. The second time I called I asked him directly, “Do you think your death is imminent?” He answered “No” and did not ask me to prepare anything for him.
About one week later I got an emergency call from a close friend asking me to prepare certain documents. That day I prepared and emailed documents to that friend which were signed and notarized that day. These documents provided for the transfer of all of my clients assets, including two pieces of real estate, a business, and much personal property, without the necessity of filing anything in probate court. This quick action will save my client’s beneficiaries thousand of dollars in probate fees and legal expenses.
Moral: take action to preserve your estate assets now! Call Glenn Hall at 573-729-2229 to discuss the estate plan drafted to your particular needs.