There are a few misconceptions about Wills. Having a will helps but it does not necessarily keep an estate out of probate. When in fact, a will does just the opposite. It offers a guide for the probate court to carry out your final wishes. At West County Family Law, our estate planning attorneys can help you draft a Will that eases the probate process instead of hindering it.

We have more than 65 years of legal experience in estate planning and administration that includes drafting effective Wills. We also provide services for families involved in all types of probate contest. Whatever your situation our firm has the knowledge and experience to tackle your unique challenges.

Drafting an Effective Will

Without a will, Missouri law dictates how your real and personal property will be divided. A will makes clear your intentions about how remaining assets should be distributed, and it works to eliminate tension among your family members.

Whether you have a moderate number of assets or multi-million dollar estate, our attorneys work efficiently to help you achieve your unique goals. West County Family Law works with you to make the process as simple as possible for you. We will guide you through:

  1. Review all assets/property to be included in the will​
  2. Selecting a personal representative to handle distribution
  3. Plan for advanced health care directives in case you become incapacitated
  4. Choose a health care power of attorney to make health care decisions if in a medical emergency
  5. Establish a guardianship or conservatorship for minor children or dependents with special needs
  6. Work to ensure your wishes are carried out throughout the probate process

At West County Family Law, our probate attorneys understand that this is often an emotionally difficult time for families.

In the event of a will contest, we work quickly to resolve issues using our knowledge of estate planning laws. We will consult with family members and the courts to determine the best possible outcome.

Experienced Service and Legal Counsel

Our goal at West County Family Law is to provide the highest quality of experience, service and legal counsel. With more than 65 years of experience, attorneys Case & Rajnoha are capable of handling many types of legal matters. Founded in 1975, West County Family Law's trademark has been prompt, personal attention. Our success has been our dedication to our clients and protecting their best interests and rights. Our clients deserve to be well-represented, with quality legal services provided by a dedicated team of attorneys and paralegals. We pride ourselves in our personal service by making sure we are available for our client throughout the legal process.

We're Here to Help You

We seek to help you through the legal problem confronting you. The first step is an easy one: call us for a free telephone consultation at (636) 861-1111 to speak with our Ballwin family and criminal law attorneys. You can also contact us online.

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West County Family Law is located in Ballwin, Missouri, and serves the cities of St. Louis, Chesterfield, Fenton, Valley Park, Clayton, Creve Coeur, Kirkwood, Des Peres, Webster Groves, Manchester, Eureka, Hillsboro, Maryland Heights, Town and Country, Ellisville, Frontenac, Wildwood, Ladue and Crestwood. We also serve other communities in St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, West County and South County.