Firm Overview

We all know that everyone needs a simple will. In addition to saving on the expense and delay of probate, we can ensure the care of our minor children. But most of us are too busy and this important task falls to the bottom of our to-do list. We don
Main Office

Main Office
7508 Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis  MO  63119

Phone
  • 314-972-4763

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

15 min free initial consultation

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

The Estate Planning Workshop makes it easy and affordable to complete your basic estate planning documents in an afternoon or evening. After completing the workshop, you will have the following official documents: 1. Your Will, 2. Advance Health Care Directive, 3. Power of Attorney for Finances, 4. Nomination of Guardian for your children.

Cost for individuals: $299; for couples: $499.

Office Information

Office Hours

9am - 5pm; evenings available on request

Languages Spoken

English; Spanish

Other Offices

  • Carondelet Office
    6400 Minnesota Ave
    Saint Louis,  MO  63111
Estate Planning
Estate Planning Workshop
We all know that everyone needs a simple will. In addition to saving on the expense and delay of probate, we can ensure the care of our minor children. But most of us are too busy and this important task falls to the bottom of our to-do list. We don’t want to do it wrong, and don’t want to spend a lot of time or money to do it right. If this sounds like you, consider this Estate Planning Workshop.

After registering, you complete a worksheet before the workshop that will allow the attorneys to prepare your basic estate planning documents. During the two-hour evening workshop, we will review the documents with you and explain them. You will have the opportunity to sign and notarize them before you leave. Then you can mark this task off your to-do list.
Probate
Probate and trust administration, advice on the new Missouri Trust Code, termination of trusts
Probate is the process where a court determines who gets a person's property when they die and appoints someone to distribute it. There are various types of probate including full probate, small estate administration, creditors and spouse's refusals and determination of heirs. The probate court also has jurisdiction over guardianship and conservatorship matters. Probate can often be a very complicated and confusing process. We can guide you smoothly through the probate process.

We can advise you on a range of probate and estate planning tools, including durable powers of attorney, medical care powers of attorney, elder law planning, establishing guardianships, conservatorships, living wills, contested wills and probate administration.

Amy Hereford

Amy Hereford has experience in various fields including trusts and estates, and in nonprofit law and taxation. She is a Sister of St. Joseph and has been in religious life for over 30 years and has served in a variety of ministries, in education, in administration and in communication.

Amy has degrees in science, communication and theology, as well as in civil and canon law. This background helps her assist clients with their legal needs, and help those who are making important choices.

Amy has worked in the nonprofit world for over 30 years, beginning in operations, moving into management and administration and then into consulting. As a consultant, she has worked mainly with small to mid-sized non-profits all over the US, especially in assisting organizations in moving to the next level of strategic development. She can also help clients maximize their resources for the sake of their mission. She also uses computers and information technology effectively to enhance communication and further organizational goals.

Sr. Amy has been admitted to practice in Missouri, Massachusetts and before the US Tax Court. She is a member of the Canon Law Society of America where she serves on the Consecrated Life Committee.
License
  • Bar Number: 58398
    Missouri
  • Bar Number: 633022
    Massachusetts
  • Bar Number: US Tax Court: HJ1524
Education
  • Boston University
    JD
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    JCL
    Canon Law

Theresa Beach

Theresa Beach is an attorney with experience in various fields including trusts and estates, education and health-care administration.
License
  • Bar Number: 60552
    Missouri
Education
  • St. Louis University School of Law
    JD
  • St. Louis University
    MS
    Healthcare Administration

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Articles Written

Should I Have a Will or Trust?

Created On: 11/12/2013

Often clients ask if they really need a will at all, or if they should have a will or a trust.

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