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.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
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
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas
Kansas Supreme Court
ID Number: 25983
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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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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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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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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
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legacy Legal, LLC
Legal Answers
28 Questions Answered
Q. My mother died I paid all debts and will wasn't probate. No in probate but attorney trying to get settled without judge
A: In Kansas, there are ways in which real estate can transfer outside of probate and without respect to what a Will says. Seems like there are a number of issues here. I would recommend hiring an attorney -- even if just for an hour or so -- to help figure out what exactly is going on. 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. 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!
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Legacy Legal, LLC
4601 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
Telephone: (316) 202-2067