If you want to develop a legally enforceable plan for your future, consider an estate plan with a living will or trust. Joseph R. Burcke, L.L.C. offers assistance with living trust planning in St. Louis, Missouri and the surrounding area.
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There are so many benefits to creating a living trust. With living trust planning from Joseph R. Burcke, you can make sure all your wishes are known.
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Establishing a plan for your estate is crucial, especially if you have a lot of assets to protect. Joseph R. Burcke will walk you through the process step-by-step to make sure everything is handled properly.
In addition to a living trust, a complete basic estate plan will include the following:
Affidavit of Trust
A funding document that provides the necessary information to banks and brokers so they can integrate your existing assets into your trust.
A "safety net" beneath your trust to fund your trust in the event of your death. This designates your trust as your sole beneficiary. This means any asset that isn't integrated into your trust can be put in the trust after your death.
Financial Durable Power of Attorney
Another "safety net" to allow continued funding of your trust in the event of your substantial disability.
A health care directive that allows you to communicate your "end of life decisions" to family members and future medical care providers.
Power of Attorney for Health Care
An appointed surrogate who can make health care decisions for you at times when you cannot due to illness or injury.
Deed(s) to integrate your real estate holdings into your trust
Letters used to instruct third parties on how to integrate your different types of assets into your trust.
Ready to write your living will? Schedule an appointment with Joseph R. Burcke today.