Doug Coe

Doug Coe

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

University of Kansas School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
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
Morris, Laing, Evans Brock & Kennedy, Chtd.
Anti-Human Trafficking Staff
Institute for Trafficked, Exploited, and Missing Persons
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
Alcoholism and the Law, Southwest Kansas Bar Association SKICLE, Winter Park, CO
Southwest Kansas Bar Association
Kansas Supreme Court
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
- Current
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State Bar of Kansas  # 25983
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas Supreme Court
ID Number: 25983
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Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I’m representative for my Dad’s estate, my sister’s and I were all 3 on the deed. Can I charge a fee on the house & pro?
A: There are a number of factors here. Generally, estate representatives can charge a reasonable fee for services rendered. However, if you are actually appointed as the representative for the estate via the court process, the Judge will ultimately have to approve your fees. If an estate hasn't been opened and if you haven't officially been appointed as the representative (as opposed to simply being nominated in Will that hasn't been probated), you'd really want to talk to a lawyer. I'd encourage you to reach out to someone to get legal advice specific to your situation. 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. if a person passes away with a car as their only asset, but has credit card debt, will this go to probate?
A: In Kansas, there would be number of variables to consider. That said, generally, all of a person's property that does not have a beneficiary designation on it (or co-owner w/ survivorship rights) is part of the estate and can be used to satisfy enforceable debts. There may be some alternatives to a full estate administration, however. I would certainly suggest you talk to a probate lawyer. Good luck!
Q. The administrator for my deceased husband hasn't talked for more than half year. What can I do from here in Kansas?
A: Surviving spouses certainly have rights in Kansas. If there is reason to think the administrator/executor isn't doing what they need to be doing, I would strongly encourage you to talk to an attorney. They may be able to file certain motions with the Court to get things going, or there may be need to replace the administrator/executor all together. Good luck!
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Legacy Legal, LLC
4601 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
Telephone: (316) 202-2067