St. Louis Lawyers Handling Trust Creations

A trust is often a vital component of a well-prepared estate plan. The main advantages of a trust are that it allows you, the creator, the ability to avoid the time and expense of probate, it also allows you to make important decisions about providing for your loved ones upon your death or incapacity.

Trusts can give you the ability to keep your assets and property out of probate when you die. All property is transferred to your trust and is essentially owned by the trust and controlled by you, as trustee during your lifetime. So, when you pass away, that property is not considered part of your estate and you can avoid probate. A successor is appointed who will see that the assets in the trust are distributed according to your wishes.

At Sindel Noble clients receive thorough and complete trust advice and representation. I am St. Louis trusts attorney Charles Sindel, and I have extensive experience creating trusts to match my clients' needs and goals.

Establishing Trusts That Are As Unique As You Are

At the firm, I can help clients set up many different types of trusts, including:

Life insurance trusts — These are trusts that are created and funded by life insurance benefits when you die.

Revocable living trusts — This type of trust is created during your lifetime and can be changed or revoked at any time by the trust creator. When the creator dies, the assets are held and distributed in accordance with the terms of the trust. Probate is not necessary.

Irrevocable trusts — Trusts that cannot be changed by the creator or the beneficiary. These trusts are normally part of a complex estate plan.

Special needs trusts — Trusts that are created for people who have minor children or disabled loved ones who are receiving government benefits.

Charitable trusts — By creating a charitable trust, you can leave property to your favorite charity and avoid paying taxes on your gift.

Testamentary trusts — A trust that is created by the person's will and do not come into existence until death.

I will help you analyze your needs and your estate planning goals to develop a strategy that works best for you and your family. Most importantly, I can help you create a trust that will:

— Avoid probate and its legal fees and costs

— Provide a timely method of distributing your assets to your loved ones

— Provide for privacy in the handling of your affairs after your death

Contact Our Estate Planning Attorneys For A Free Initial Consultation

To explore your options regarding trusts or estate planning, turn to the Missouri lawyers at Sindel Noble. To schedule a free initial consultation, call our office at 314-282-8670, toll free at 866-489-5504 or contact us online.