Wills and trusts are the foundation of most estate plans, and they can help you accomplish a number of different things. The manner in which these documents are written and the instructions that they include are important to ensuring that your wishes are carried out as you intended. An experienced Lake of the Ozarks will and trust lawyer can help you draft effective documents that clearly communicate your plans.
At the law firm of Deputy & Mizell, L.L.C., we have helped clients with all aspects of drafting and executing effective wills and trusts. Depending on your needs and goals, we can offer you a variety of approaches that address all of your concerns. We can also advise you on the unique issues that you may not have considered and work to ensure that the final documents present a clear picture of your intentions.
Drafting Your Will
When most people think about a last will and testament, the only thing that comes to mind is the distribution of property. While this is certainly a primary consideration, a well-drafted will can also allow you to address other important issues. In addition to providing instructions about how your property should be distributed upon your death, you can also specify those people who have the authority to make decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated, who you want to take care of your minor children and other key items.
Providing Trusts to Fit Your Needs
Trusts can be extremely useful tools for people who wish to avoid the probate process. Depending on how the trusts are set up, they can also be helpful for the purpose of avoiding excessive estate taxes for your beneficiaries. Through a trust, you are able to identify the property to be distributed, how it should be managed and at what time the beneficiary should receive his or her inheritance. Our attorneys work closely with you to understand your goals and recommend the trusts that will best help you reach them.
Trusts are available for nearly any purpose, including the following:
- Living or revocable trusts
- Irrevocable trusts
- Insurance trusts
- Charitable trusts
- Special needs trusts
- Education trusts
Talk to a Lebanon Living Trust Lawyer
Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you accomplish your estate planning goals through the effective use of wills and trusts. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. You can reach us by phone at 417-532-2191, toll free at 1-877-532-2191 or via e-mail to schedule your free initial consultation with a lawyer serving clients in Miller County and beyond.