Doug Coe

Doug Coe

Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust attorney at Legacy Legal, LLC
  • Estate Planning, Probate
  • Kansas
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Reviewed by Kerry D. January 7, 2020
Takes the time to review my case
Quick response in a sencecof willingness to listen and work for me my self not the money that it might bring him. Honesty not trickery tools or methods well versed can defer the normal if taken out of context. I felt relieved that I finally have someone to tell my story to.
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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.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas Supreme Court
ID Number: 25983
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  • English: Spoken, Written
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
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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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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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
Websites & Blogs
Legacy Legal, LLC
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered

Q. Beneficiary of a POD account of brother. No assets and no will. Am I liable for any debts he has.
A: In Kansas, assuming you didn't co-sign on any of his debts, and assuming you weren't a fiduciary for him, you won't be liable for his debts. Without knowing more, it's tough to say if there are any legal requirements to be aware of. Generally speaking, simply being a beneficiary on an account doesn't create liability or requirements for the beneficiary. Might be worth touching base with an attorney though, if he had no other family and if other assets need attention.
Q. When a person makes a will in Kansas, is is required of her beneficiaries to give her their social security numbers?
A: No social security numbers required. I'd encourage you to talk to an attorney though, as I've seen many DIY wills turn out to be a big mess after the fact. Good luck!
Q. What is a fair executor fee on a $120,000 estate in Kansas with no probate?
A: Technically, if there is no probate, there is no executor -- which means no fees at all. To the extent someone has to actually do work on behalf of the estate, it's usually done on an hourly basis and the hourly rate is based on complexity of work and skill sets required. The size of the estate is less relevant than the work that actually has to be done, which can vary greatly. With that said, there may be some additional variables that aren't obvious just from your question, and I would recommend touching base with a Kansas attorney.
Q. My husband and I moved to Missouri from Texas. Are our Texas wills valid in Missouri?
A: I agree with Nina - hire a local attorney. In addition to the Wills, you also want to make sure the rest of the estate planning documents work in the new state. For example, powers of attorney, advanced directives, etc. Lastly, if there is new real estate, that almost certainly means additional estate planning work needs to be done.
Q. my sister power of attorney. Dad's will He told everyone there part separately. I read the will. After he passed the
A: The Power of Attorney became void upon your father's passing, so your sister wouldn't have the legal authority to act under the POA beyond your father's lifetime. If she used the POA to transfer assets after his passing, there may be liability. I agree with Nina and would strongly suggest you hire an attorney in Kansas. Happy to help, if needed!
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Legacy Legal, LLC
4601 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
Telephone: (316) 613-9301