Author Archives: Parks & Jones

A person who passes away without leaving a valid will is said to die intestate. A will is a legal document that specifies how an individual wants to leave his or her property – which includes bank accounts, real estate, and personal effects such as cars, books, or jewelry – upon passing. The process of […]

The death of a loved one is a difficult time that can be made more difficult when someone decides to dispute or contest the will of that loved one. Contesting a will is a type of estate dispute that, unfortunately, many families in Branson and elsewhere throughout Missouri go through. Disputing a will means that […]

A will is a legal document that specifies how an individual wants to leave his or her property upon passing. If an individual passes away without a will, his or her property would be distributed according to Missouri’s intestate succession laws. You may be thinking that creating a will is easy enough to do on […]

When starting a business in Missouri, deciding whether to form a corporation, limited liability company (LLC) or some other type of business entity is one of the first legal issues you will encounter. It is also one of the most important, as the type of entity you choose can have significant implications for your income […]

There is no difference between a trust and a living trust. “Trust” is used as an umbrella term that encompasses trusts such as living trusts, special needs trusts, and joint trusts, to name only a few. Trusts are considered separate entities that manage a person’s assets. The person who manages the assets of a trust […]

When starting a new business, the “legalese” is often near the bottom of most founders’ to-do lists. Product development, relationship development, breaking the mold – these are the things that are going to help you penetrate the market, and they are the reasons you decided to become an entrepreneur. But, starting a business is inherently […]

When starting a new business, it is critical to be proactive about protecting your personal assets and putting your company in a favorable position to achieve sustainable growth both now and in the future. This means giving due consideration to the legalities and preparing the necessary documentation to protect your company against potential losses and […]

Times are changing. The world is changing. Given the current events and what may be considered our “new normal,” we understand that individuals and families may be re-evaluating everything from retirement plans to routine monthly expenses. But, do you have a solid estate plan?  Our Branson elder lawyer knows that a lot can happen in […]

Crafting an estate plan is an important part of everyone’s life regardless of wealth, age and medical condition. Your sudden incapacitation from an illness or injury or the untimely death of a loved one who did not have an estate plan in place can subject family and friends to worrisome uncertainty. However, having a plan […]