Areas of Practice

Helping families plan estate planning

Estate Planning

Peace of mind comes with a thoughtfully crafted estate plan. With the guidance of a qualified estate planning attorney, your estate plan should allow you to avoid guardianship and conservatorship during your lifetime, avoid probate at your death, help minimize taxes, and avoid delays in distributing your estate to you loved ones. At The Laiderman Law Firm, P.C., we can help to develop the best plan for you to ensure that you and your loved ones are taken care of in the future.

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Elder Law / Medicaid & VA Pension Benefits / Long Term Care Estate Planning

Our firm has the knowledge and the experience to help individuals and their families review and consider both Medicaid and VA Pension benefits (including eligibility for either one or both) as a option for financing long term care and the legal planning that can occur to avoid the financial devastation caused by a need for long term care. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment to start the process of understanding long term care, the options available to pay for long term care, and the legal planning that can occur to help protect and preserve your estate from financial depletion, including Medicaid eligibility planning and the availability of VA Pension benefits.

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Probate, Trusts and Estate Administration

The death of a loved one is difficult enough.  Having to deal with the legal details that follow should not add to the stress. At the Laiderman Law Firm, we regularly help families work through all of the details of administering a will or trust, and navigating the complexities of probate. We can also provide guidance to your authorized representatives throughout the process and guide your heirs in administering trusts for their benefit, if any.

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Special Needs Planning

Special needs planning is focused on providing for the current or future needs of individuals with disabilities, who due to the nature of their disability have special care needs or require special assistance or supports, which are expected to last through the disabled individual’s lifetime.

Estate planning for parents or families with an individual with special needs is critical in order to protect or preserve any means-tested public or government benefits that the individual is or otherwise may be eligible to receive in the future. 

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Advanced Estate Planning

If you are like most people, financial security for your future and for your loved ones has driven you to work hard throughout your life. Advanced estate planning can help you protect your accumulated assets so that they do not end up being heavily taxed by the IRS and state taxing authorities.

The Laiderman Law Firm, P.C. guides families through estate and financial planning strategies to help reduce the burden of Federal Estate Taxes, Generation Skipping Transfer Taxes, and Gift Taxes by establishing Family Limited Partnerships or Limited Liability Companies, Personal Residence Trusts, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, and using charitable gifting techniques.

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Business Law

The Laiderman Law Firm, P.C. is well-versed on business law, advising our clients on all aspects of business by assisting both new and more seasoned entrepreneurs in the beginning stages of creating a business, guiding them through the startup procedures including creating the appropriate business entity, developing agreements with necessary suppliers, establishing agreements with co-owners and structuring protocol for customer relations. Our business clientele represent a diverse range of businesses across the region.

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Business Care™

The Laiderman Law Firm, P.C. dedicates a portion of its practice to business planning for privately-held companies.

We concentrate our business practice primarily in the areas of entity creation, business tax planning, business succession planning, and negotiation of business sales and acquisitions. In addition, we represent our business clients in real estate transactions, including negotiation of leases, sales, and acquisitions of real estate and tax-free exchanges.

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Real Estate Law

Diving into the world of real estate, as a buyer or a seller, is an important financial event for anyone. This is true whether you are buying your first home or selling yet another property. At The Laiderman Law Firm, P.C., we will help guide you through the process to make it as smooth as possible.

With the proper legal guidance, the buying/selling experience can become an exciting adventure instead of a daunting process. As a Buyer or Seller, it is always advisable for each party to consult an attorney (even if there are no disagreements or concerns) to help avoid any unnecessary pitfalls and to help make the transaction go as seamlessly as possible.

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The Laiderman Law Firm, P.C. assists clients with Estate planning, Wills and Trusts, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning in Missouri, VA Pension, Long Term Care Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Special Needs Planning, Business Law and  Real Estate Law. Serving clients in Missouri and Illinois primarily in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County , Madison County and  St. Clair County.

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Meet Our Team

The Laiderman Law Firm uses a unique process that is built around the belief that people who care make plans that work. This means designing plans that are consistent with what clients want and having a process to keep their plans up to date with changes in their family, their finances and the law. This unique process also focuses on making sure that clients’ assets and beneficiaries are consistent with their plan. Estate plans are written in plain English, and each plan is reviewed with each client page by page and paragraph by paragraph to ensure it accomplishes the clients' goals and addresses their concerns for themselves and their family. Clients' estate plans are completed promptly and timely.

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