Category: Estate Planning

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December 20, 2022

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 […]

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December 6, 2022

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.

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October 24, 2022

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.

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October 20, 2022

A Walkthrough of Estate Planning

What happens when you decide to get a Will, Trust, or other Estate Planning performed?

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October 7, 2022

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 […]

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June 1, 2022

What jobs do I pick when I create my estate plan?

A typical Trust-based estate plan includes a Will, Trust, General POA, and Health Care POA. In the process of creating these documents […]

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May 9, 2022

Estate Planning for Parents with Young Children

Parents with young children face unique issues, when dealing with the personal and financial preparations of estate planning. If you are a […]

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September 15, 2021

What is the Gift Tax?

The Federal Gift Tax is important to understand within estate planning because of its implications for estate planning strategies. This article offers […]

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August 11, 2021

Pet Trusts: Estate Planning for Pet Owners

Most pet owners are deeply concerned for the wellbeing of their pets, should they die unexpectedly. Pet Trusts are a powerful tool […]

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August 4, 2021

How do I name a Guardian for my children if I were to die unexpectedly?

Nominating a Guardian for your minor children is something that is done in your Last Will and Testament. For many clients this […]

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July 21, 2021

Blended Family Estate Planning

When it comes to estate planning for blended families, there is no one size fits all solution. Likewise, sometimes a measure of […]

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May 28, 2021

Estate Planning for Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is a unique financial asset. Accordingly, it requires unique consideration when planning your estate. Financial assets such as retirement accounts or […]

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April 14, 2021

Navigating the Intersection of Beneficiary Deeds, TODs, and Your Will

The implications of utilizing non-probative transfers, such as Beneficiary Deeds and POD/TOD designations, can be tricky to understand when preparing a Will. […]

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October 24, 2020

Types of Transfer Deeds in Missouri

What are the differences between General Warranty Deeds, Special Warranty Deeds, and Quitclaim Deeds? In Missouri, there are three primary types of […]

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October 7, 2020

Prenuptial Agreements as an Estate Planning Tool

Prenuptial agreements can play an important role in estate planning–particularly for spouses with children from former relationships. Prenuptial agreements can serve many […]