A durable financial power of attorney is an important tool in your estate planning toolkit. The word “durable” means your financial power of attorney will continue to be valid even if you become incapable of making financial decisions on your own, providing protection for your financial life in the event of a tragedy.  But if […]

Fictitious name registration is required in Missouri any time someone runs a business under a name that’s not their true name. You may know of this as a DBA, or “doing business as.”  More specifically, registration of a fictitious name is required under Section 417.200 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri. It’s important that you […]

It’s easy to form a partnership in Missouri because you don’t have to register general partnerships with the state. But general partnerships don’t give you limited liability. Instead, each partner has joint and several liability, which means each partner is liable for all of the partnership’s debts and obligations.  There are, however, other types of […]

The law can often get complicated and technical, and this is as true during the probate process as it is in other areas of law. If you’re embarking on the probate process in Missouri and find yourself confused by the probate-related legal terms you’ve been encountering, this guide should help. A Short Glossary of Probate-Related […]

Taking the steps to put together and implement an elder care plan is a good decision no matter how old you are. When you talk with a Branson elder lawyer about elder care planning, they will most likely ask you several questions–including questions related to the following two types of powers of attorney that can […]

As its name suggests, a limited liability company (LLC) provides its owners (known as “members”) with limited liability. Across the nation, LLCs are a popular business form for people starting up new businesses. While it’s highly recommended that LLCs have operating agreements, in many states, there’s no legal requirement for an LLC to have an […]

Probate can be a time-consuming process, but depending on the size of the deceased person’s estate, an alternate, more streamlined process might be available for the distribution of the estate’s assets to the deceased’s heirs.  What is Probate? Probate is the process that must be undertaken in order to transfer the rights to a deceased’s […]