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Wills and Trusts

A Will Is the Foundation of Your Estate Planning Needs

Is your family ready for whatever the future brings? Estate planning tools such as wills and trusts can help protect your family from paying unnecessary estate taxes and probate court costs. Whenever your family faces a major change of circumstances, including the death of a parent, divorce, remarriage or kids growing up and moving out on their own, it's time to reconsider your estate planning needs.

Welch, Martin & Albano has been meeting the estate planning needs of families in Independence, Missouri, and throughout western Missouri, for over four decades. We will take the time to discuss your current financial situation and find the best legal options for designing an estate plan that is specific to your needs.

We offer a complete range of estate planning services, including:

  • Wills
  • Living wills, advance health care directives
  • Medical power of attorney
  • Revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts
  • Charitable giving
  • Estate and probate administration
  • Contested will disputes and litigation
  • Guardianship and conservatorship

"We have been helping our friends and neighbors in the Independence region with all of their estate planning needs since 1965. I am extremely proud when a client comes to me and says they were referred by their parent or grandparent. It means we are a trusted advisor to their family." — Attorney Robert Welch

Contact us to arrange an opportunity to meet with one of our lawyers. Our firm has earned the highest AV rating* in a peer review process and our attorneys have earned the distinction of Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.

*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.