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Category Archives: «Family law»

202109.16
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Missouri probate basics

Our firm regularly helps probate clients. Probate involves the legal process of settling the estate of a decedent. Missouri Circuit Courts are divided into 46 judicial districts; each with a special probate division. With or without a Will, probate includes the administration of assets owned by a decedent in their name only that would otherwise…

202108.02
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Hey senior adults – our service organizations are dying and they need you

The American service organization is dying. Wikipedia defines a service club or service organization as a “voluntary nonprofit organization where members meet regularly to perform charitable works either by direct hands-on efforts or by raising money for other organizations. A service club is defined firstly by its service mission and secondly its membership benefits, such…

202107.20
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Estate planning is for young and old alike

Estate planning is not just for older adults. Estate planning is not just for wealthy people. Instead, estate planning is an opportunity for people of any age and wealth category to direct who will inherit their money and property, and to suggest who will make medical and financial decisions on their behalf if they are…

202103.24
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Nine events that should cause you to review your estate plan

According to a recent article published by caring.com, only 42 percent of adults in the United States have taken the time to obtain estate planning documents such as a Last Will & Testament or Trust. For those adults in the United States with minor children, the percentage is alarmingly smaller. Just 36 percent of those…

202011.30
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Who decides what happens to your human remains?

“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Le Roy, 1789. Benjamin Franklin was correct. Death is inevitable for all of us. As a result, each Missourian should…

202008.21
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Estate planning failures of the rich and famous

The establishment of a solid estate planning package is essential, even for the rich and famous. Although adored by fans and showered with swag at ceremonies like the Oscars, celebrities as a whole seem no different than the average American when it comes to making estate planning mistakes. Just like many people who lack celebrity…

202004.14
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A Last Will & Testament is Not Enough

Our law firm regularly receives inquiries from potential clients asking for a “simple Will” and how much they cost. While I never discount why people call and ask for an inexpensive solution to their estate planning problems, and I always appreciate their desire to establish a Will using our law firm, the question is analogous…

201903.12
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Reverse mortgages – the good, bad and the ugly

Congratulations seniors, these are your Golden Years. Your Social Security check exceeds your expenses and your children are all doctors and lawyers who never ask for handouts and seem terribly happy with their lives. You have very few wrinkles and a head full of dark hair. Your home continues to appreciate annually and your mortgage…

201601.29
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Elder Law Attorneys – Who are They and Do You Need One?

Who Are They?  In its 2015 National Lawyer Population by State report, the American Bar Association indicated there were 25,337 attorneys in Missouri.  Before you think that indicates we have more than enough attorneys, please note the ABA also reported that 11,656 of those attorneys are “Idle Attorneys” or those who are licensed and on…

201601.11
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Tips for Downsizing Seniors

For some well-prepared seniors, downsizing is an inevitable part of life that they planned for long ago.  Those parties may relish the idea of selling most of their belongings to seek out warmer climates or senior housing options where meals are prepared, lawns are maintained, and similarly aged friends are readily available for games and…

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Category Archives: «Family law»

202109.16
0
0

Missouri probate basics

Our firm regularly helps probate clients. Probate involves the legal process of settling the estate of a decedent. Missouri Circuit Courts are divided into 46 judicial districts; each with a special probate division. With or without a Will, probate includes the administration of assets owned by a decedent in their name only that would otherwise…

202108.02
0
0

Hey senior adults – our service organizations are dying and they need you

The American service organization is dying. Wikipedia defines a service club or service organization as a “voluntary nonprofit organization where members meet regularly to perform charitable works either by direct hands-on efforts or by raising money for other organizations. A service club is defined firstly by its service mission and secondly its membership benefits, such…

202107.20
0
0

Estate planning is for young and old alike

Estate planning is not just for older adults. Estate planning is not just for wealthy people. Instead, estate planning is an opportunity for people of any age and wealth category to direct who will inherit their money and property, and to suggest who will make medical and financial decisions on their behalf if they are…

202103.24
0
0

Nine events that should cause you to review your estate plan

According to a recent article published by caring.com, only 42 percent of adults in the United States have taken the time to obtain estate planning documents such as a Last Will & Testament or Trust. For those adults in the United States with minor children, the percentage is alarmingly smaller. Just 36 percent of those…

202011.30
0
0

Who decides what happens to your human remains?

“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Le Roy, 1789. Benjamin Franklin was correct. Death is inevitable for all of us. As a result, each Missourian should…

202008.21
0
0

Estate planning failures of the rich and famous

The establishment of a solid estate planning package is essential, even for the rich and famous. Although adored by fans and showered with swag at ceremonies like the Oscars, celebrities as a whole seem no different than the average American when it comes to making estate planning mistakes. Just like many people who lack celebrity…

202004.14
0
0

A Last Will & Testament is Not Enough

Our law firm regularly receives inquiries from potential clients asking for a “simple Will” and how much they cost. While I never discount why people call and ask for an inexpensive solution to their estate planning problems, and I always appreciate their desire to establish a Will using our law firm, the question is analogous…

201903.12
0
0

Reverse mortgages – the good, bad and the ugly

Congratulations seniors, these are your Golden Years. Your Social Security check exceeds your expenses and your children are all doctors and lawyers who never ask for handouts and seem terribly happy with their lives. You have very few wrinkles and a head full of dark hair. Your home continues to appreciate annually and your mortgage…

201601.29
0
0

Elder Law Attorneys – Who are They and Do You Need One?

Who Are They?  In its 2015 National Lawyer Population by State report, the American Bar Association indicated there were 25,337 attorneys in Missouri.  Before you think that indicates we have more than enough attorneys, please note the ABA also reported that 11,656 of those attorneys are “Idle Attorneys” or those who are licensed and on…

201601.11
0
0

Tips for Downsizing Seniors

For some well-prepared seniors, downsizing is an inevitable part of life that they planned for long ago.  Those parties may relish the idea of selling most of their belongings to seek out warmer climates or senior housing options where meals are prepared, lawns are maintained, and similarly aged friends are readily available for games and…

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