Even the most modest estates need careful estate planning. If you die without a will, your property will go through the intestate probate process and not necessarily pass to the people you would have chosen. If you become incapacitated without certain documents in place, your family members will not know your wishes or have the authority to act on your behalf.
Clayton, Missouri, attorney Cathy Steele brings 35 years of experience in wills and estates. We invite individuals or couples in the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County to contact us online or call 314-727-7551 for a free consultation.
Estate Planning Attorney Serving The St. Louis Area
The Law Office of Cathy Steele, P.C., is not a large, intimidating law firm. Our small, well-established practice helps ordinary people with their legal issues. Cathy Steele will sit down with you in a comfortable setting to listen to your needs and walk you through different estate planning scenarios. Our goal is to help you find peace of mind knowing that your affairs are in order, whatever life brings.
Estate Planning Essentials From A Clayton Lawyer
Most families have more wealth than they realize, with a house, retirement savings, insurance policies and other assets. No matter how simple or complex your estate is, planning for property distribution is just one part of the process. We can help with all estate-related matters, including:
- Drafting a will to declare who inherits what
- Setting up revocable trusts to preserve assets, avoid probate or limit taxes
- Creating living trusts, irrevocable trusts and special needs trusts
- Creating powers of attorney
- Establishing health care directives (living wills) to guide loved ones if you can't make decisions for yourself
- Establishing guardianship of an elderly parent or other vulnerable family member
- Probate administration, including will contests
Close client service is the hallmark of our practice. We work one-on-one with clients, getting to know them and working to find individualized solutions to their legal needs and wishes.
Call The Law Office of Cathy Steele at 314-727-7551 or contact us online to arrange a one-on-one meeting with a skilled lawyer to discuss your estate planning and probate matters. We offer a free phone consultation and can arrange evening or weekend appointments.