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Trusts & Estates

Missouri Trusts and Estates Lawyers Help to Safeguard Property

Rolla law firm helps families understand their financial options

The attorneys of Williams, Robinson, Rigler & Buschjost, P.C. in Rolla work closely with individual and family clients to craft and execute successful estate plans. Our personalized approach, honed over decades of representing clients throughout south-central Missouri, allows us to find effective answers to the most difficult financial challenges associated with the preservation and distribution of assets. Through trusts, wills, and other legal instruments, we can help you preserve what you’ve earned and protect your loved ones after you are gone.

Dedicated counselors provide comprehensive estate planning advice

In order to meet each client’s unique needs, we offer assistance with a complete range of estate planning options including:

  • Trusts — In many cases, trusts serve as effective instruments to hold assets during one’s life and transfer them to designated beneficiaries upon one’s death without having to go through probate. These living trusts enable the creators to maintain control of their property throughout their lives. No matter what your particular goals might be, we can demonstrate how a trust might provide the protection and control that you seek.
  • Wills — Even when someone chooses to transfer their assets through a trust, wills are still an essential part of a comprehensive estate plan.
  • Advance directives — Our firm helps draft documents such as living wills and powers of attorney to address medical decisions and financial responsibilities in case you become incapacitated.

Whether you need help getting started or handling a probate dispute, our firm offers the knowledgeable guidance you need to protect your legal rights and financial interests.

Attorneys offer effective trust administration

Trusts can serve as effective tools to manage and distribute assets, but only if they are administered in a skillful, ethical manner. Our attorneys understand the relevant laws that govern trusts and perform each necessary task with the highest degree of professionalism. Whether you retain our firm to administer a trust or seek advice on how to handle your responsibilities as trustee, we will help ensure adherence to the terms set forth by the trust creator.

Lawyers establish guardianships and conservatorships to protect loved ones

The needs of minors and disabled adults who require protection should be addressed in any comprehensive estate plan. Two forms of legal authority exist to address these needs. A guardian assumes legal responsibility for the care and custody of a minor or a disabled adult. We work with families to evaluate potential guardians and set forth directions on who should be responsible for care. Our firm also helps to establish conservatorships to address monetary needs. A conservator can be an individual or a business entity, such as a bank or law firm, appointed to manage the property and financial affairs of someone who lacks the capacity to do so.

Contact an experienced Southern Missouri trusts and estates attorney

Williams, Robinson, Rigler & Buschjost, P.C. represents South-Central Missouri clients in all types of legal matters, including trusts and estates. Our attorneys assist individuals and businesses in Phelps, Pulaski, Dent, Texas, Crawford and Maries counties. Please call 573-458-5200 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Rolla office.