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Making detailed preparations for the financial health of your family's future is one of the most important decisions you can make. Ensuring that your loved ones are protected and well cared for in your absence can bring you valuable peace of mind.

If you are looking to put your wishes in writing and to create a comprehensive plan for the future of your estate, you need to speak with an experienced attorney who can help ensure that these measures are properly handled. At The Law Office of Fred O'Neill, I provide expert legal guidance to individuals and families throughout Thayer, Missouri. Call my office today to schedule a free consultation.

What is Estate Planning?

Estate planning involves creating a strategy for how your assets will be distributed after your death. Your estate includes the property and possessions you own. This may include:

  • Property

  • Cars

  • Savings

  • Jewelry

  • Investments

The essential part of creating an estate plan is ensuring that your assets are passed down to the beneficiaries exactly how you wish. Having an estate plan in place will not only bring you peace of mind but also after your passing prevent family quarrels. In addition, as your attorney, I can help you assign guardians for your children, while also finding ways to ensure that you pay the least amount of taxes on any assets or property.

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What Is a Will?

A will is a legally binding document that allows you to express your specific wishes regarding your estate. This ensures that your assets are distributed accordingly when you pass. Your will may also designate a guardian for any minor children in the case that something happens to you before they are considered legal adults.

Additionally, a will can allow you to select an executor who will oversee the distribution of your assets. As your legal counsel, I will help you draft your will with precision so that you can minimize disputes or misinterpretations when the time comes to administer the will.

What Is a Trust?

A trust is a fiduciary relationship between an appointed trustee and yourself. A trustee holds the authority or position of trust to transfer the title of ownership to your chosen beneficiaries. Not only can a trust help prevent possible disputes, but it can also relieve your loved ones from being burdened by paperwork.

In many cases, a trust can protect assets or property from estate taxes. At The Law Office of Fred O'Neill, I can act as a reliable trustee to help you determine how your money or assets should be handled and distributed after your passing.

Get Trusted Guidance with Your Estate

When it comes to ensuring your family's future and financial health, it is in your best interest to work with experienced attorneys who can guide you through the estate process. I can explain the details of estate planning and help you draft a will or a trust that follows your exact wishes.

At The Law Office of Fred O'Neill, I can help minimize the headache, conflict, and confusion that often arises after a loved one's death. I will take the time to get to know your needs and goals for your family's future, and can assist you in making informed decisions that will help you reach your desired result.

I am dedicated to preserving your legacy and protecting what matters most so that your family and loved ones can have the future that you envision for them. I am ready to work with you and can help you find comfort knowing your family's future is in safe hands.

Wills & Trust Attorneys Serving
Clients in Thayer, Missouri

I work to make certain that once you are gone, those who were entrusted in your care are provided for. As an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, I can help you put your wishes in writing. Don't hesitate to secure your family's future, call my office today for a free case review with a skilled estate planning attorney.