Estate Law

Estate planning is more than just handling how your assets will be divided up after your death, a proper estate plan solution protects your money and finances today and ensures the decisions you want made in your later stages of life are followed if you are unable to make them in the future. Proper estate plans also offer protection for your family, especially your children, and establishing trusts and using other tools at your disposal can protect your loved ones should the unthinkable happen.

Howard Haake can help you figure out the most beneficial ways to protect yourself and your estate. Whether it being through simple non-probate transfers (i.e. transfer on death provisions on your investments and property), establishing a basic will, or setting up more complicated trusts for yourself to ensure you are financially cared for throughout your entire life or your children to ensure that they are taken care of. We can also assist with ensuring you have appropriate powers of attorney and healthcare directives to ensure that you are cared for at the end of life the way you want to be cared for.

With your free no-obligation consultation, Howard Haake will personally review your options for estate planning to help you make informed decisions. Every case is designed with your unique circumstances in mind. For example, an entrepreneur will have different considerations than a long term employee of a company with a good 401k program. It is our job to see the differences and make adjustments so your estate plan is executed in the future according to your wishes to, and our firm can advocate for your wishes once you are no longer able to yourself.

Types of Estate Planning Options:​

  • Wills

  • Trusts

  • Transfers on Death

  • Living Wills

  • Powers of Attorneys

  • Business succession planning

  • Healthcare directives

  • Powers of Attorney





Howard Haake is a St. Louis law firm based in Clayton, Missouri focused on business law, criminal defense, family law and estate planning. We handle all business matters from incorporation to acquisition as well as criminal defense charges from arrest to trial. Howard Haake helps clients in St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Peters, O'Fallon, Brentwood, Columbia, Eureka, Richmond Heights, Clayton, Jennings, Kirkwood, Maplewood, Manchester, Northwoods, Olivette, University City, Creve Coeur, Maryland Heights, Bridgeton, Florissant, Ladue, Webster Groves, Hazelwood, Hillsboro, Washington, Union, Hermann, Pacific, and throughout St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Warren County, Gasconade County, Boone County, Crawford County, Montgomery County, and Marion County.

​​DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is for general and informational purposes only and should not be interpreted to indicate a certain result will occur in your specific legal situation. Information on this website is not legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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