Burkhardt Law specializes in helping young families plan for a secure future through estate planning, trusts, wills and power of attorney assignments.
Why work with young families?
Proper legal services now can help a family navigate through a tragic event that impacts the children and spouse of a lost loved one. Whereas many families feel they don’t need these services because “there are no assets to protect,” this is often not the case.
It is no exaggeration to state that if something were to happen to a member of the family, it would be placed under tremendous stress and confusion. Without proper safeguards in place, this confusion can be compounded by not knowing the wishes of the deceased, or by being required to wait to perform even simple actions such as accessing bank accounts.
Correct planning and legal documentation has many benefits:
- Makes the exact wishes of the deceased known
- Allows for immediate transfer of accounts and assets such as cars and home
- Assigns correct guardianship for children and provides for their care
- Eases difficult decisions for the family
At Burkhardt Law, we feel strongly that future planning for possible eventualities is an important and necessary step for all young families. Although we hope that such planning will never need to be implemented, taking the necessary steps to ensure that it is completed has many clear benefits that it should not be overlooked.
Cookie cutter online or offline legal documents often do not address the full range of subtleties involved in such decisions – and can lead to expensive problems should they be a family’s only protection.
Competent, local legal advice from a professional offers the best chance at getting the protection your family needs and ensuring that your wishes are carried out.
Burkhardt Law offers a free estate planning consultation to anyone in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Warren County. Simply fill out our free legal consultation request and let us know that you are interested in a free estate planning consultation.