Preparation of Wills and Trusts

Mark Weaver Law
P.O. Box 418
Salem, Missouri 65560
Phone: (573) 729-3127

Mark Weaver provides years of experience in assisting clients to achieve their estate planning objectives. He provides a complete estate planning resource to his clients, and works with clients from all walks and stages of life - from the young and financially modest to the senior and financially wealthy.

Mark Weaver recognizes that each client is unique, and, therefore, that a client's specific circumstances, needs and desires cannot be properly served by a "one-size-fits-all" approach to estate planning. He is committed to listening to clients and offering estate planning solutions appropriate to the particular needs of each individual client.

Because Missouri is a very trust-friendly State, and because of a common desire to avoid probate, most of his clients choose to utilize a revocable trust as the primary means of administering and disposing of their estates. In such cases, a typical estate plan will consist of a revocable trust, a pour-over will, a financial durable power of attorney, a health care durable power of attorney and, commonly, a health care directive, all tailored to the specific desires and objectives of the client.

In addition to providing solutions to the more common goals of preserving assets, avoiding probate, disposing of assets after death and minimizing applicable taxes, trusts are also used to accomplish a host of other purposes. Examples include special needs trusts (commonly used to benefit a disabled family member without disqualifying the beneficiary from governmental benefits), charitable trusts, pet trusts (to provide for the support of animal companions) and gun trusts (to allow ownership of certain firearms in compliance with applicable law). In short, trusts provide a supremely flexible solution to most estate planning needs.

Mark Weaver regularly provides the following estate planning services and products:

Powers of Attorney (both financial and health care)
Wills (both simple and complex)
Revocable Trusts (including Qualified Spousal Trusts)
Farm Ownership Succession
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Closely-Held Business
Non-Probate Transfer Devices (including Beneficiary Designations and Beneficiary Deeds)
Estate, Gift, Generation-Skipping
Special Needs Trusts / Supplemental Needs Trusts
Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Other Irrevocable Trusts
Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts ("GRAT's")
Charitable Foundations and Trusts

Take control of your assets, and your future, by choosing an experienced Missouri estate planning attorney to help you find a solution that meets your needs.

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