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Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorney in O'Fallon, MO

Joseph M. Markell

Attorney at Law

After exploring a few different areas of law after my bar admission, I discovered that assisting those planning for their future is what I was most passionate about. My style of advocating for my clients includes creating a collaborative and involved legal process. Some lawyers act as a "boss" with their clients, which can result in a slower, more tedious process. When you work with me, I will walk you through the process step by step, so that you can feel comfortable at every phase. Reach out today so we can prepare for your future.

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Estate planning made simple

If you're in O'Fallon, Missouri and thinking about your future, it's important that you take certain legal precautions to secure the things you care about most. As an experienced estate planning attorney, we offer a wide range of services that can help you with your unique situation. These include will & trust creation, asset protection, and family succession planning.

When you choose to work with us, our goal is to leave you feeling a little more comfortable about what lies ahead in the future. If you don't feel this way after meeting with an attorney, then that attorney simply did not do their job.

Which is better, a living will or a trust? In the unfortunate event that you pass away or become incapacitated, you will need to allocate your assets and belongings to loved ones. There are times that a will can cause lengthy legal proceedings, as you may need to file a petition to the probate court. If so, we can offer guidance that can help you move forward.

Regardless of what brings you to our office, we offer free consultations that will allow us to discuss your unique situation and analyze all of your options. Call Markell Estate Planning & Elder Law today to set up an appointment.

Practice Areas

Estate Planning

In order to feel confident about tomorrow, start planning today with a knowledgeable and collaborative estate planning attorney.

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Elder Law

We can work to give you the protection you deserve by providing guidance for social security, Medicaid, and more.

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Probate

If your loved one didn't create an estate plan before they passed, we can help you through the probate process.

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guiding your family through tomorrow

You may feel confused or unsure about what steps to take when planning for your future. Though complex, it is necessary as long as you want to save your loved ones from any legal headaches after you pass. No matter the size of your estate in the O'Fallon, Missouri, area, our role as an estate planning team is to guide you through the process, so you and your family can feel secure as you move forward in life.

While planning your estate, you may need my assistance in creating a Last Will & Testament or a trust. Because of our knowledge in this area, we will be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have, so you can feel confident about the plan in place.

If a loved one has passed away and they did not meet with an estate planning attorney, you could be left in charge of their estate. Missouri has laws regarding how a loved one's property is distributed, so you will have to file a petition for probate to start that process.

Unfortunately, the need for legal guidance for life's unexpected challenges does not end at a certain age. As an experienced elder law attorney, we can assist those who need a better understanding of Medicaid and its application process and educating you on social security benefits. Whatever your needs are, I'm here to help. Schedule a free consultation with me today!