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What is a Beneficiary?

A beneficiary is a person or legal entity that is entitled to receive the proceeds from an estate, trust, retirement account, life insurance policy,
or transfer on death accounts. A beneficiary can be one or more individuals or organizations, such as a trust or charity. You can designate
two types of beneficiaries:

  • Primary beneficiaries are first in line to receive the designated asset upon your death.
  • Secondary (or contingent) beneficiaries receive the asset if there are no surviving primary beneficiaries upon your death.

Importance of Beneficiary Designations

Named beneficiaries on insurance policies and retirement accounts generally supersede instructions in wills which is why it is important to file
and keep your beneficiary designations up to date. By periodically reviewing your beneficiary designations for your benefit plans, personal
insurance plans, and other financial accounts, you can rest assured that your assets will be distributed according to your wishes.

Review Your Beneficiary Designations

Review and update your beneficiaries when:

  • You experience a major life event such as a birth, marriage, dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, or death in the family.
  • You update your will or estate plan. Consult with your legal advisor when you create a will to make sure that you understand whether
    the beneficiary designations you make on insurance plans or financial accounts are affected by your will.
  • You roll over a 401(k) or Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
  • You receive a beneficiary verification notice.

Keep copies of your beneficiary designation forms. If you do not have copies of your current beneficiary designations, request copies from
your account providers or complete a new beneficiary designation form.

Since the designations you make can override your will, we recommend you consult attorneys Case & Rajnoha, estate planning professionals
before you make changes.

Missouri Estate Planning & Probate Court

Attorneys Case & Rajnoha help families devise a plan for their estate for the future by drafting wills or avoiding probate through trusts and
other non-probate transfers. We also provide legal advise and assistance in establishing a guardianship or a conservatorship.

  • Probate
  • Last Will and Testament
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Beneficiary Deed
  • Trust

Experienced Service and Legal Counsel

Our goal at West County Family Law is to provide the highest quality of experience, service and legal counsel. With more than 65 years of
experience, attorneys
Case & Rajnoha are capable of handling many types of legal matters. Founded in 1975, West County Family Law's
trademark has been prompt, personal attention. Our success has been our dedication to our clients and protecting  their best interests and
rights. Our clients deserve to be well-represented, with quality legal services provided by a dedicated team of attorneys and paralegals. We
pride ourselves in our personal service by making sure we are available for our client throughout the legal process.

We're Here to Help You

We seek to help you through the legal problem confronting you. The first step is an easy one: call us for a free  telephone consultation at
(636) 861-1111 to speak with our Ballwin family and criminal law attorneys. You can also contact us online. We accept Visa and MasterCard.

West County Family Law is located in Ballwin, Missouri, and serves the cities of St. Louis, Chesterfield,  Fenton, Valley Park, Clayton, Creve
Coeur, Kirkwood,    Des Peres, Webster Groves, Manchester, Eureka, Hillsboro, Maryland Heights, Town and Country, Ellisville, Frontenac,
Wildwood, Ladue and Crestwood. We also serve other communities in St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, West County
and South County.
West County Family Law - Estate Planning Attorneys
Joel Case & Sally Rajnoha
West County Family Law