Experienced, Aggressive And Trustworthy Representation

Partnering With You Through The Entire Estate Planning And Probate Process

As an attorney dedicated to providing tangible benefits to the people in my community, I take great pride in helping you plan for the future. As the owner of my own firm, I am not held to a metric of hours, and I can take the time you need and provide personal guidance through the Missouri probate process. I will be with you through each step of the estate administration process after your loved one has died.

At Bret M. Rich, Attorney & Counselor at Law, I work very closely with you to explain the process. I am accessible and responsive, and I make sure the channels of communication are always open.

Secure Your Legacy With An Estate Plan

An estate plan is one of the best ways to ensure that your family is taken care of after you are gone. In our initial meeting, I will do a deep dive into not just your financial situation, but your wishes concerning health care, and your goals and aspirations for the future. I will create a customized plan just for you. Your plan may include:

  • A will
  • Trusts
  • Gift tax planning
  • Health care declaration (living will) with health care proxy designation
  • Financial power of attorney
  • Business succession plan
An estate plan is a gift. It gives your family and the people you care about a clear understanding of your true wishes. This way the burden is off of their shoulders to have to guess. Your estate plan can work to ensure that no one second-guesses what you’d want. This can circumvent misunderstandings and hard feelings.

Guidance In Missouri Probate and Estate Administration

Administering a will or trust can be stressful and confusing if you are not an attorney who does this work. Often, the financial situation of the deceased has changed since their planning documents were originally drafted, and it is not clear how to move forward. I have extensive experience helping people navigate this process. Because I’ve been active in estate planning for decades, I am able to recognize issues that arise and find accessible ways to resolve problems. When conflicts arise that cannot be resolved through mediation and negotiation, I am fully equipped as a trial attorney to take the matter to court. Not all estate planning attorneys have this skill set.

Get Assistance Or Begin Planning Today

Get the responsive personalized help you need to plan, manage or probate an estate. Call and set up a meeting with me to get started. You can reach me at 314-788-4075 or via my online inquiry form. I serve the needs of clients needing estate planning and related matters throughout the entire St. Louis area.