Protecting your Family, Farm and Legacy
Plan for everyone you love with everything you have.
Cary, Welch, Hickman & Hawk, LLC is a continuation of a law firm founded in 1888 by William P. Harrison and George A. Mahan. The firm’s areas of practice include Estate Planning and Administration, Business Succession Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid planning, Veterans Pension Planning, Special Needs Trusts, and Charitable Giving.
Estate & Legacy Planning
There are many legal strategies involved in estate planning, including wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care documents.Learn More
Keeping the farm in the family requires specialized planning. For a farming operation to pass successfully through the generations, the plan must be flexible, and must be protected from attacks by creditors and predators, including taxing any regulatory entities.Learn More
Asset protection planning involves making prudent decisions today to protect yourself, your business, and your hard-earned assets from loss due to lawsuits, creditors or bankruptcies.Learn More
Issues of aging include senior housing and home care, long-term (or nursing home) care, health care documents, Medicare and Medicaid.Learn More
Special Needs Trust Planning
Parents of Special Needs children (whether minors or grown) want to make sure that their children are cared for after the parent dies. Parents who own significant assets want to find a way to leave them for the benefit of their children without disqualifying their child from governmental benefits.Learn More
About Crystal M. Hawk
Missouri and Illinois Estate Planning Attorney
Crystal M. Hawk is the owner and managing partner in the firm of Cary, Welch, Hickman & Hawk, LLC. She attended Lindenwood University on a full academic scholarship and earned her B.A. in Business Administration in three years. She also completed her Juris Doctor in only two and a half years, graduating from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in January 2007. She was admitted to the Missouri Bar in April 2007.