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Estate Planning Made SIMPLE at Ozarks Legacy Law

Preparing Plans With Simple And Easy to Understand Strategies

Ozarks Legacy Law is Estate Planning MADE SIMPLE.

Our commitment is to help our neighbors and fellow Ozarkers protect what matters most with easy to understand strategies. Ozarks Legacy Law customizes estate plans that prepare families for life’s uncertainties and for life’s prosperities.

We solve problems with time-tested, legal strategies that are proven to preserve wealth, avoid probate courts and prevent the heartbreaking family legal conflicts that rip families apart.

Unsure of where to start? Give up worrying about how to plan your estate and give us a call. Estate Planning can be intimidating, but we made the process simple.

We provide Complete Estate Plans that focus on families, not merely complicated legal documents.

At every step of the guided process, you will receive one-on-one attention from an experienced and skilled estate planning attorney and the Ozarks Legacy Law team of client-focused professionals.

CALL TODAY or complete our online Book A Call form to schedule no-obligation Planning Session for Missouri Estate Planning and take the first step in getting the PEACE OF MIND you deserve.

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Plan For Your Stages in Life

Singles
Planning for Singles

If you are single, then you are in good company. According to the most recent U.S. Census, more than half of all adult Americans are single, too. Whether you just turned 18 or are 118 one thing you share with your married counterparts is the need for essential estate planning.

Even if you do not have two dimes to rub together, you are your estate. Did you know the law requires every adult American to make his or her own personal, financial and health care decisions? Who would make your basic decisions if you are legally incapacitated due to a serious injury or illness?

Married Couples
Planning for Married Couples

With each marriage come new rights and new responsibilities. If you already have an estate plan created when you were single, then you must bring your estate plan up-to-code to reflect your wedding vows.

Unfortunately, many married couples mistakenly believe that they can make personal, health care and financial decisions for one another should either spouse become legally incapacitated due to a serious injury or illness. Nothing could be further from reality!

Minor Children
Planning for Minor Children

Are you the parent of minor children? If yes, then they are your most valuable treasure. So, what arrangements have you made for their care should something happen to you and their other parent?

As with your own personal, health care and financial decisions, would you rather select the guardians (i.e., back-up parents) yourself, or let a probate judge make the selection without your input? Only through proper legal planning can you select the guardians.

Blended Families
Planning for Blended Families

Times have changed. In the new millennium, whether due to the death of a spouse or through divorce, blended families now outnumber traditional nuclear families. And the number is likely to grow, based on current statistics and trends.

Many blended families face unique social, psychological and economic challenges. As a result, over 60% of second marriages end in divorce. Fortunately, there are numerous organizations and support groups dedicated to helping blended families with these challenges.

Peak Earning Years
Planning for Peak Earning Years

Are you between age 40 and 55? If yes, then congratulations. Research has shown that you are in your peak earning years. And that is a very good thing.

Chances are good that you have some expensive life events going on right now, unlike when you were among the Married Couples without children. Do you have children who are college-bound or already there? Do you have a wedding scheduled (or one or more down the road)? Perhaps you are beginning to help aging parents with personal, health care and financial responsibilities.

Near Retirement
Planning When Near Retirement

Just a moment ago you were in the thick of your busy, busy Peak Earning Years. Now, you can see a new adventure is rapidly approaching your front windshield. What is it? - Retirement.

Are you getting ready? - Chances are good that your children have left the nest. Perhaps you are assisting your aging parents with their personal, health care and financial responsibilities.

Retirement
Planning When Retired

You have arrived. Just a moment ago you were Nearing Retirement. When did you get to this place in life so quickly? Yikes, what do you need to do right now in preparation for that day? - Retirement... Congratulations!

This is often an exciting, yet bittersweet time of life. Chances are good that all of your children have left the nest with lives and growing families of their own. If they are living, perhaps you are becoming parents to your parents (or the surviving parent) just like their parents before them.

Divorced/Single Again
Planning When Single Again

Whether due to divorce or death, you are now Single Again. You may have children and even grandchildren. In any event, you need to create (or revisit) your estate plan.

Did you know the law requires every adult American to make his or her own personal, financial and health care decisions? Now that you are single again, who would make your basic decisions if you are legally incapacitated due to a serious injury or illness? Unless you legally appoint the decision-maker of your own selection in advance through proper estate planning, then a probate judge will select one for you.

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David Payne Law is now...
OZARKS LEGACY LAW

Same firm, new name.

Our new name is reflective of not only where we live and who we serve, but is reflective of our focus.

We remain committed to helping our neighbors and fellow Ozarkers protect what matters most. We help solve problems with simple strategies that are proven to work.