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Practice Areas

Our law offices represent clients throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area including, but not limited to:
St. Louis County,
St. Louis City,
Jefferson County, and
St. Charles County.

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105 Concord Plaza, Suite 209
St. Louis, MO 63128
Phone: (314) 729-0803
Facsimile: (314) 729-7474

Friends of Stephen Hoffmann:
Hoffmann Brothers Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical, Geothermal, and Appliance Repair
1025 Hanley Industrial Ct.
St. Louis, MO 63144
(314) 664-3011
Roskin & Hoffmann, LLC
10900 Manchester Rd, STE 213

St. Louis, MO 63122
Office: (314) 821-9013
Facsimile: (314) 821-4580

Other Probate Procedures (estates valued at under $40,000)

Missouri has a simplified probate process for small estates that meet certain qualifications. This process allows you to cut down on the time and costs of probate.

There are two forms of condensed probate proceedings in Missouri:

  • RSMO 473.090 (“letters of refusal”)
    • This involves estates of $15,000 or less
  • RSMO 473.097 (“Small Estates”)
    • This involves estates of $40,000 or less

 This process usually requires the beneficiary of the estate to file an affidavit in the Probate Division describing the decedent’s property, setting out the names and addresses of the individuals entitled to receive the property, and state all unpaid debts of the decedent will be paid. The time frame is approximately 7-30 days for the Probate Division to issue a decree.

If you need help navigating through the probate process or avoiding probate entirely, Contact Us at the Law Offices of Stephen J. Hoffmann.