Having a properly funded trust is crucial to carrying out your estate plan and avoiding probate.
To help you properly fund your trust, assets must be titled in the name of your trust or transferred (pay-on-death) to your trust. A Missouri trust administration attorney makes the necessary changes and ensures that the complex and time-consuming process of retitling is completed correctly. We can walk you through this process and give you specific instructions for all of your property and assets. We also transfer businesses, real estate, and other property to your trust.
Once a trust is created and funded, we may have to complete certain tasks for the trust to be administered properly. Trust assets and expenses must be accounted for, notices and reports may need to be prepared, and distributions made according to the terms of the trust. A Missouri trust administration attorney can work with your trustee to help them administer the trust appropriately.
When someone dies, sometimes portions (or all) of their estate must be administered through the court system, often referred to as probate. We can assist you with estate administration in St. Louis if it becomes necessary. However, when you work with us to prepare your estate plan, one of our goals is to ensure your heirs can avoid probate and simplify estate administration in St. Louis. Contact us to learn more about our elder law services, including long-term care and Medicaid planning as well as protecting a loved one with special needs.