What Is a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust, or GRAT, in Missouri?
As a premier estate planning law firm, we’ve helped countless clients in St. Louis and beyond explore strategies for keeping more of […]
How to Choose a Trustee
Selecting your trustee is one of the most important responsibilities you will have as you set up a trust. However, while you […]
Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid
Estate Planning can be a complicated process. One of the biggest mistakes people make is attempting to go at it alone. If […]
What is a Trust Protector?
As you are forming your Trusts and planning the details of your estate, one of the most important details you may be […]
The Difference Between a Will And a Living Will
As you work through your estate plans, crafting your will and living will could prove to be more confusing than you thought. […]
What is a Durable Power of Attorney?
As you prepare to plan your estate, one of the top elements include assigning your Durable Power of Attorney. However, understanding the […]
Qualified Spousal Trusts in Missouri
In Missouri, a married couple’s trust (meeting specific criteria) can provide unique asset protection characteristics. What Is A “Qualified Spousal Trust” (QST)? […]
How do I update my existing estate plan?
Estate plans should be reviewed roughly every five years and updated as circumstances warrant. Consult an Estate Planning Attorney.
What happens if I don’t have a Successor Trustee?
If a Trust does not have any living Successor Trustees, very likely a professional fiduciary would be appointed by the court. However, […]
Wills vs. Trusts
Take a look at two crucial Estate Planning documents. Learn more about the differences between wills and trusts and which might be more appropriate for your goals.
How does signing a deed work?
Choosing the correct form of a deed and correctly drafting it is of utmost importance when transferring real estate in Missouri.
A Walkthrough of Estate Planning
What happens when you decide to get a Will, Trust, or other Estate Planning performed?
What happens to a Joint Trust when one spouse dies?
For Joint Revocable Living Trusts formed by married couples, minimal changes occur (regarding the Trust) upon the death of the first spouse. […]
Property Subject to Probate in Missouri
Want to avoid probate? The answer should be yes! Here’s a summary of what property is subject to probate administration under Missouri […]
How do I move personal property into my Trust?
Personal Property and assets that do not have a formal title of ownership transfer to one’s Trust by signing an “Assignment of […]
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