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Missouri Elder Law & Estate Planning Services

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About LifeGen Law Group

Our Missouri estate planning attorneys provide comprehensive services that encompass every stage of life.

For more than three decades, LifeGen Law Group has served as a pillar of the community providing business and estate planning services to southwest Missouri.

Our mission is to listen to your needs, care about you and your family’s goals, and build a relationship that will last for generations. We are here to support you in caring for your family and business by developing a comprehensive plan that prioritizes your long-term goals and objectives. Once we design and implement that plan, we are here to help you maintain that plan so that it continues to work for generations to come.

Our lifetime planning focus is to preserve and protect assets, minimize tax liabilities, ensure the efficient transfer of wealth, and provide for the needs of future generations. By considering the needs of current and future family members, lifetime planning ensures that assets and resources are utilized in the most effective and beneficial way possible.

Estate planning is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor, and having your customized plan in place will bring peace of mind for you and your family.

The team at LifeGen Law Group is honored to facilitate this process and is committed to providing personal service to each client, using only those legal tools and techniques best suited to each client’s needs, goals, and personal circumstances.

About Your First Meeting Make Sure It’s the Right Fit

Once we have identified the services we can offer you, we will communicate our flat-rate fee to complete your plan. At this point, you can decide whether or not you wish to proceed with the plan.

No Pressure or Obligation

We understand that you require the opportunity to meet with us in a stress-free environment, so that you can assess if we are the right match for you and your family.

Build Relationships

Your estate planning attorney is someone you will work with for a considerable length of time, and we want to make sure we are the right fit for your estate planning needs - both now and in the future.

Free Initial Consultation

During this consultation, we take the time to gain a thorough understanding of your unique circumstances and tailor the details of your estate plan accordingly.

Create a Unique Plan

We acknowledge that every individual’s situation is distinct, and our attorneys are dedicated to creating a personalized plan that accommodates each client’s specific requirements.

Estate Planning

LifeGen Law Group’s team of estate planning attorneys collaborate with you to establish and execute an estate plan that safeguards and provides for you and your loved ones now and for future generations. Effective estate planning requires adaptability to accommodate life’s fluctuations, whether personal in nature–such as modifications to beneficiaries–or driven by external factors–such as adjustments to changing laws and legal regulations.

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Elder Law

When creating your estate plan our elder law attorneys consider potential disability, the likelihood of long-term care needs, and the inevitability of death. In order to effectively manage your estate, it is important to seek the services of an elder lawyer who can offer both experienced and empathetic guidance.

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Business Law

Collaborating with one of our business law attorneys at LifeGen Law Group will provide guidance at every crucial juncture of your business development and growth. From entity formation to business succession planning, our business lawyers can lay out a plan for success and future wealth.

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Real Estate

Navigating the world of real estate can be an adventure. Tax planning, succession planning, ownership structuring, 1031 exchanges, farm succession planning–all are significant considerations, and each carries its own unique implications to your surrounding estate plan. Sitting down to discuss your goals with one of our real estate attorneys can ensure you are best equipped to face the challenges and take advantage of all the benefits of real estate investing.

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Who We Are

A Firm You Can Depend on for a Lifetime of Planning

LifeGen Law Group is dedicated to developing and maintaining long-term relationships with our clients. We care about every individual we work with and consider each one an extension of the LifeGen Law Group family.

Fostering long-term relationships benefits our clients – we are familiar with your needs, able to maintain estate plans, and ready to adapt to changing life circumstances, laws, and family dynamics over time. Maintenance is a crucial, often-neglected part of any estate plan, but the LifeGen Law Group maintenance program provides a long-term solution to this ever-present problem.

We recognize putting your estate plan in the hands of another person is a testament of your trust, and we at LifeGen Law Group are honored every time someone places that trust in us. To ensure such trust is well-placed, we take time to get to know you, your family, and your unique situation so we can design a plan as unique as you are. You will feel confident in your relationship with your attorney, and in understanding how our firm works. We want to empower you to make an informed decision regarding your plan for the future by educating you on your options and allowing you to choose how you want to proceed.

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Resources for Learning, Planning & Maintaining

Our informational guides provide basic information for the community on some of the topics and questions our estate planning attorneys are asked the most often.

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Reviews from Our Clients.

“The most knowledgeable experts on Elder Law, and Estate Planning! They’re great people too, and with a vast wealth of knowledge, they take their time explaining things to ensure they do what’s best for you! Very trustworthy and honest. I highly, highly recommend!

Charles Elliot

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Estate Planning in Missouri

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Joint Tenancy with Rights of Survivorship?

This is the most common form of asset ownership between spouses. Joint tenancy (or TBE) has the advantage of avoiding probate at the death of the first spouse. However, the surviving spouse should not add the names of other relatives to his or her assets. Doing so may subject the assets to loss through the debts, bankruptcies, divorces and/or lawsuits of any additional joint owner. Joint tenancy ownership also may result in unnecessary death taxes and capital gains taxes on the estate of a married couple.

What does Intestacy mean?

If you die without a Will (intestate), the legislature of your state has already determined who will inherit your assets and when they will inherit them. Unfortunately, nearly 70 percent of Americans pass away without a Will. This leaves the transfer of assets up to the Probate Court, which is associated with high fees and administration costs.

What are Beneficiary Designations?

You may avoid probate on the transfer of some assets at your death through the use of beneficiary designations. Laws regarding what assets may be transferred without probate (non-probate transfer laws) vary from state to state. Selecting appropriate beneficiary designations is an important decision that may require proper planning and consultation. Improper designations may result in unwanted tax consequences or hinder your estate plan from functioning as you anticipate. We advise you speak with a LifeGen Law Group attorney before making such designations.

What is a Durable Power of Attorney and when do I need one?

A Durable Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone you know and trust to make your personal healthcare or financial decisions when you are unable. If you are incapacitated without these legal documents, then your family will be forced to petition the probate court to name someone as a guardian and conservator. This is the court proceeding where a judge determines who should make these decisions for you and requires that person remain under the ongoing supervision of the court. Naming a power of attorney agent keeps you in control, even when you can no longer manage your own financial or healthcare decisions, by allowing you to choose who you want to serve in that role.