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Category: Estate Planning

Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Trust

February 6, 2024

Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Trust

Estate planning can be like a puzzle. You know the ultimate picture you’re trying to create, but you might not know how […]

Heir vs. Beneficiary

February 5, 2024

What’s The Difference Between an Heir and a Beneficiary?

Do you need help planning your estate in the St. Louis area? The Law Office of David S. Schleiffarth, LLC can help you understand […]

Estate Planning

January 30, 2024

Why Do You Need Estate Planning?

Many people view estate planning as a task for the later stages of life without realizing that life can be quite unpredictable. […]

Estate planning documents

September 4, 2023

What Documents Are Needed for Estate Planning?

As leading estate planning lawyers in St. Louis, we’ve helped countless clients secure their legacies and protect their financial futures. If you […]

The importance of asset protection

July 1, 2023

The Importance of Asset Protection in Missouri

As leading estate planning lawyers in Missouri, we’ve helped countless individuals, families and business owners protect their financial futures. Ready to secure […]

Grantor Retained Annuity Trust

April 26, 2023

What Is a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust, or GRAT, in Missouri?

As a premier estate planning law firm, we’ve helped countless clients in St. Louis and beyond explore strategies for keeping more of […]

Estate planning mistakes

December 20, 2022

Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Estate Planning can be a complicated process. One of the biggest mistakes people make is attempting to go at it alone. If […]

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December 6, 2022

How do I update my existing estate plan?

Estate plans should be reviewed roughly every five years and updated as circumstances warrant. Consult an Estate Planning Attorney.

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October 24, 2022

How does signing a deed work?

Choosing the correct form of a deed and correctly drafting it is of utmost importance when transferring real estate in Missouri.

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October 20, 2022

A Walkthrough of Estate Planning

What happens when you decide to get a Will, Trust, or other Estate Planning performed?


October 7, 2022

Property Subject to Probate in Missouri

Want to avoid probate? The answer should be yes! Here’s a summary of what property is subject to probate administration under Missouri […]

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June 1, 2022

What jobs do I pick when I create my estate plan?

A typical Trust-based estate plan includes a Will, Trust, General POA, and Health Care POA. In the process of creating these documents […]

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May 9, 2022

Estate Planning for Parents with Young Children

Parents with young children face unique issues, when dealing with the personal and financial preparations of estate planning. If you are a […]

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September 15, 2021

What is the Gift Tax?

The Federal Gift Tax is important to understand within estate planning because of its implications for estate planning strategies. This article offers […]

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August 11, 2021

Pet Trusts: Estate Planning for Pet Owners

Most pet owners are deeply concerned for the wellbeing of their pets, should they die unexpectedly. Pet Trusts are a powerful tool […]