Doug Coe

Doug Coe

Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust attorney at Legacy Legal, LLC
  • Estate Planning, Probate
  • Kansas
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Biography

Doug Coe is a third generation Wichitan with a passion to help clients achieve the peace of mind and knowledge that all of their ducks are in a row.

Doug went to Wichita Collegiate School, Trinity University as a Baker Duncan Scholar, and the University of Kansas School of Law where he served as the Managing Editor of the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Early in his career, Doug worked at a leading regional firm where he saw a very broad range of cases. Later he worked at a national firm as a local specialist in their Tax, Trusts, and Estates department. As the founder of Legacy Legal, LLC, Doug focuses his practice on estate planning, probate, trust work, and the related fields.

Doug actively supports:

-Wichita State's Center for Combating Human Trafficking
-Hope Community Church
-Young Life Wichita
-Wichita Collegiate School
-Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program
-Rotary Club of Wichita?

Doug is married to his beautiful bride, Caitlin, and has two beautiful daughters.

Education
University of Kansas School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Honors: Managing Editor of the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy
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Trinity University
B.A. (2008) | Speech Communication and Economics
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Professional Experience
Attorney and Owner
Legacy Legal, LLC
- Current
Attorney - Tax, Trusts, Estate Department
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
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Attorney
Morris, Laing, Evans Brock & Kennedy, Chtd.
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Anti-Human Trafficking Staff
Institute for Trafficked, Exploited, and Missing Persons
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy
Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy
Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy
Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy
Speaking Engagements
Human Trafficking in the Housing Community: Risks, Roles and Responsibilities, 14th Annual Kansas Housing Conference, Wichita, KS
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
Co-presenter with Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm http://combatinghumantrafficking.org/About_CCHT/Staff.aspx
Alcoholism and the Law, Southwest Kansas Bar Association SKICLE, Winter Park, CO
Southwest Kansas Bar Association
Certifications
Attorney
Kansas Supreme Court
Awards
Excellence in Care Award
WSU Center for Combating Human Trafficking
Professional Associations
Wichita Collegaite School Alumni Board
President Elect
- Current
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Rotary Club of Wichita
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Kansas  # 25983
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas
Kansas Supreme Court
ID Number: 25983
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    For information about Estate Planning fees, please see: http://www.legacylegalllc.com/estate-planning.html For info about probate fees, please see: http://www.legacylegalllc.com/probate.html
Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. In the state of Kansas, is it legal for me to hand write my own will with two witnesses to my signature?
A: As a general matter, it is not a requirement to have a will typed, and there is no requirement that the will be typed by someone other than yourself. However, there are a LOT of other variables to consider. As a probate and estate planning attorney, I've seen countless messes that not only could have been avoided by a proper estate plan, but were actually caused by the type of estate plan you're asking about. I would highly recommend you reach out to an attorney to help. If we can be of any assistance, don't hesitate to reach out. Disclaimer: Information contained in this website has been prepared by Legacy Legal, LLC for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. While we welcome inquiries from prospective clients, please do not send us any information that you consider to be confidential until you have made specific arrangements with us to become a client. Neither your sending us information electronically nor our receipt of information from prospective clients creates an attorney-client relationship. Our attorneys only practice law in Kansas and our posting this website and including information about our firm and its lawyers is not intended to be, and should not be construed as, any form of advertising or solicitation to perform legal services in any jurisdiction where we are not authorized to practice law.
Q. What if my sibling left a Will and died will my assets follow the will or go to her daughter who my sibling left nothing
A: In Kansas, a Will, by itself, won't transfer any assets until it has been probated. This is a court process usually supervised by a Judge. I would highly recommend speaking with a lawyer about this situation. Your lawyer can help review the Will and present it to the probate court. There may be other ways by which assets transfer, and if there are, the Will may or may not be relevant to those assets. We offer consultations to help figure out what strategies may be needed and who the lawful heirs / beneficiaries of all the assets will be. Disclaimer: Information contained in this website has been prepared by Legacy Legal, LLC for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. While we welcome inquiries from prospective clients, please do not send us any information that you consider to be confidential until you have made specific arrangements with us to become a client. Neither your sending us information electronically nor our receipt of information from prospective clients creates an attorney-client relationship. Our attorneys only practice law in Kansas and our posting this website and including information about our firm and its lawyers is not intended to be, and should not be construed as, any form of advertising or solicitation to perform legal services in any jurisdiction where we are not authorized to practice law.
Q. What is a grantor? Are they financially responsible for the borrower's debt? Will it void a previous will?
A: It looks like there are a number of different topics/questions here. Generally speaking, a bank will want both spouses to sign the mortgage, which is to say they want both spouses to consent to the lien being attached to the real estate. As a married couple, both spouses have an interest in the primary residence. If the bank is going to be able to foreclose for lack of payment, both spouses need to have signed the mortgage. ...And if both spouses don't sign, the bank is in a much worse place when it comes to foreclosure, which means they probably won't lend the money in the first place. It also sounds like the estate planning documents ought to be reviewed by an attorney who specializes in things like this. I'd be happy to be a resource if you reach out to our office! Disclaimer: Information contained in this website has been prepared by Legacy Legal, LLC for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. While we welcome inquiries from prospective clients, please do not send us any information that you consider to be confidential until you have made specific arrangements with us to become a client. Neither your sending us information electronically nor our receipt of information from prospective clients creates an attorney-client relationship. Our attorneys only practice law in Kansas and our posting this website and including information about our firm and its lawyers is not intended to be, and should not be construed as, any form of advertising or solicitation to perform legal services in any jurisdiction where we are not authorized to practice law.
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4601 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
Telephone: (316) 202-2067