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.

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Farm Planning

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.

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Asset Protection

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.

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Elder Law

Issues of aging include senior housing and home care, long-term (or nursing home) care, health care documents, Medicare and Medicaid.

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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.

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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.

Office Hours

Monday: 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5pm
Friday: CLOSED

Hannibal Office

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1000 Center Street
PO Box 710
Hannibal, Missouri 63401

Chesterfield Office

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18336 Edison Avenue
Chesterfield, Missouri 63005

Columbia Office

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Buttonwood Business Center
3610 Buttonwood Dr., Ste. 200
Columbia, Missouri 65201

Lake Ozark Office

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Cliffside Centre
2140 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Ste. 201 B
Lake Ozark, Missouri 65049

Quincy Office

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Eastlake Centre
3835 East Lake Centre
Quincy, Illinois 62305