Estate Planning is the collection of tasks that serve to manage an individual’s asset base in the event of their incapacitation or death, including the bequest of assets to heirs and the settlement of estate taxes.
At the Zolman Law Firm we limit the elements of Estate Planning that we handle for Clients to:
Many clients with limited assets find that they can accomplish the amount of Estate Planning that they need by adding Transfer on Death provisions to bank accounts and vehicle titles.
They also can achieve this by having the proper beneficiaries listed on their insurance policies and executing a Beneficiary Deed to effectively transfer the title on their real estate to the intend recipient upon their death.
Often times we have Divorce clients that suddenly feel vulnerable now that they are newly single again and worry that if something should happen to them there would be no one to step into their shoes to make the correct decisions for their finances or their health care.
Or, they are moving due to the sale of the marital home and they have a child that wishes to finish out their high school days at the school they have attended for years, and where their friends attend.
The majority of Quit Claim Deeds that we draft are for the purpose of effectuating the provisions of either the Dissolution Judgment, or the Settlement Agreement.
If you are looking for an experienced estate planning attorney, contact the Zolman Law Firm in St. Louis today for a free consultation.