Missouri Estate Planning

Springfield Attorneys for Probate and Estate Matters

Passing our legacy — whether it be a home, business, investments or keepsakes — to loved ones or people we trust is one of the most important and personal decisions we ever make. Passing our estate is of course a matter of transactions, but, for each of us, it is also a matter of answering the question: “how will I be remembered?” 

We can provide you the utmost in experience and expertise in planning your probate and estate matters. We also will give you our best advice and judgment in helping you decide what you should do. Our specialists in this area have well over a hundred years of combined experience in advising clients, throughout Missouri and even in neighboring states. You can rest assured you will receive individual advice on how best to meet your decisions. There is no cookie cutter approach here.

Wills, Trusts, Medical Directives, Powers of Attorney, and More

We will advise you how to best meet your goals. For some, this may mean you may prefer a traditional will. For many others, you may prefer an estate plan in order to avoid probate administration, such as a revocable trust, or even an irrevocable trust. There are many other tools such as powers of attorney, documenting transfers on death, and beneficiary deeds. The point is to find what approach works best for you.  And it is also important for you to consider any medical needs you will have and to document your plans, such as medical directives, powers of attorneys or other methods.

Our clients range from those with simple needs to those who require protection from significant estate tax liability.  Even if you think your needs are simple, you may need assistance with issues such as long-term care, the prospect for incapacity, business succession, access to and preservation of digital information, and the valuation of assets upon your passing. And, for those with larger estates, there is a long list of possible trusts we can advise you upon, such as irrevocable life insurance trusts, education trusts, generation skipping trusts, and dynasty trusts.

The plan we recommend will be personal for you. And, one thing applies for all our clients no matter how little or much you own. If it is important to you, it is important to us.

Speak with Our Missouri Estate Planning Attorneys

Based in Springfield, our estate planning attorneys practice throughout Southwest Missouri. We offer cost-effective estate plans with personable, friendly service. We treat our clients like we treat our neighbors. Contact Neale & Newman to discuss how we can serve you.