Knowledgeable Estate Planning Law Firm in Missouri Helps You Plan for the Future
Skilled attorney assists you with wills, trusts, living wills, and estate administration
Estate planning is an important way to safeguard your future and protect your family. With more than a decade of experience helping individuals and families, Hernandez Law Firm, LLC offers straightforward advice and legal care to create the estate plan you need.
Many people are apprehensive about making end-of-life decisions, or they do not believe estate planning applies to them. Our law firm helps you understand how an estate plan can give you peace of mind and ensure the right decisions are made on your behalf when the time comes.
We take the mystery—and the myth—out of estate plans
At Hernandez Law Firm, LLC we provide informative, hands-on legal service to ensure you have the documents you need to suit your situation and your wishes. While some people think estate planning does not apply to them—it does. Consider these important points about estate planning:
“I don’t need a will”: If you have any possessions, money, or assets, like a house, that you would like to see go to a family member upon your death, you need a will. Many people believe they do not have enough wealth or property or that friends or relatives will take care of it when the time comes.Make an estate plan to ensure your possessions and wealth go where you decide. Creating an estate plan helps avoid hard feelings and lifelong resentment among your loved ones when others make those decisions for you.
Be careful using the Internet to create a will: Many people believe they can create and print a valid will from the Internet. While using the Internet can be a good source of gaining basic information, using boilerplate Internet forms can leave you without a valid will when the time comes. Oftentimes Internet wills do not reflect current requirements of the State of Missouri and can give you a false sense of comfort that you have taken care of your family.
Are you over age 18?You need an estate plan: Estate planning is an important process for all adults. At age 18, you become responsible for your own medical decisions, including naming who can make decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated by injury or illness. Even if you have not accumulated wealth and possessions, it is critical that you make decisions about who you want to make decisions about your care, and how you want to be treated if you are seriously injured. For adults of any age, advanced medical directives help you understand how to take care of yourself when you can no longer speak for yourself.
You may need a will, a living will, powers of attorney for property and for healthcare, and trust documents to care for your assets and protect your wealth from unnecessary taxes and probate procedures upon your death. We offer honest, knowledgeable guidance to create the estate plan you need to gain the peace of mind you deserve.
Speak with an experienced attorney in Missouri about your estate plan today
Hernandez Law Firm, LLC delivers skilled legal service to individuals and families interested in protecting their future and their wealth for the next generation. Call (573) 349-8200 or contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. Se habla español.