What is a Certification of Trust? What is it used for?
If you have a Trust, it likely contains a support document called a “Certification of Trust.” This article will illuminate the role […]
An overview of A-B Trusts as an advanced estate planning tool. An “A-B Trust” is a form of Joint Revocable Living Trust […]
Disclaimer Trusts: Increased Flexibility in Tax Planning
Disclaimer Trusts allow one’s surviving spouse to choose which assets are held and which are placed in an Irrevocable Trust for their […]
Should I transfer my LLC ownership to my Trust?
When possible, titling your LLC in your Trust’s name can have advantages. If you have an LLC in Missouri, frequently transferring your […]
When should I consider a Trust Restatement?
Typically, Trusts need to be reviewed from time to time to ensure they still reflect your wishes and take current laws into […]
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 […]
Pour-Over Wills Are Crucial to Trust-Based Estate Planning
If I have a trust do I still need a Will? In short, yes. It is always advisable to have a Will. […]
How Does a Trust Work?
Learn about how Revocable Living Trusts work. How does a Trust work? “A Will Meets a Business” I think it is easiest […]
What is the Difference Between a Will, a Living Will, and a Living Trust?
Learn the difference between commonly confused estate planning terms. Estate Planning terms vary from state to state Legal verbiage is notoriously confusing. […]
Irrevocable Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts in Missouri
How can I protect my assets from Medicaid? In Missouri, there are a variety of options when it comes to planning for […]
A Look at Testamentary Trusts
Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of Testamentary Trusts compared to other estate planning tools. A Testamentary Trust is a type of […]
The Advantages of Trust-based Estate Planning
The differences between a Trust-based estate plan and a Will-based estate plan can be quite significant. What are the advantages of having […]
Can a Trust Be an IRA Beneficiary?
The Secure Act (2019) has done away with the Stretch IRA and made several critical changes in the treatment of beneficiaries of […]
How Do I “Fund” My Trust?
Funding a Trust is like putting apples in a basket. Once you have signed your Trust document, it will need to be […]
Special Needs Trusts in Missouri
Learn how to maximize benefits for loved ones with special needs. Special Needs Trusts maximize benefits and resources for beneficiaries with special […]