Consider this scenario: A woman takes over the lives of an older couple. The couple has never met this woman, but she assumed guardianship over the then 80-year-old couple. She took over their home, their finances, their personal property and their independence for more than four years. The couple eventually wins their independence back through […]

If you have recently lost a loved one in Missouri, the process of administering his or her estate will, in many cases, involve some element of probate. Probate is the formal legal process for executing the terms of a decedent’s will or determining what to do with the decedent’s estate if he or she did […]

Let a Springfield Irrevocable Trust Attorney Help You Plan Your Estate Establishing a trust is one of the most common and effective ways of protecting assets. And when even higher levels of asset protection are necessary, an irrevocable trust may be the best option. But an irrevocable trust needs to be considered carefully and drafted […]

When you consult with an elder law attorney, it is best to come prepared. Most people facing an elder law issue will need to make some important decisions that will greatly affect their lives and their families. Whether this means planning for their own old age, or ensuring their assets are taken care of after […]

A new study reveals that women can still expect to live longer than men on average; however, women suffer from more disabilities in those extra years. For some time, estate planning for older married couples has been based in part on the assumption that the wife would outlive her husband. While it does not happen […]

Farmers who have more than one child have an estate planning dilemma. The most valuable property they have is almost always the land and the farm equipment. If all of the children are not interested in farming, it can be difficult to give them all an equitable inheritance. Farmers with multiple children have two seemingly […]

When to apply for Social Security benefits is an important decision that requires careful consideration, but it is also important to know how to apply. It is very easy to find advice about when you should apply for Social Security benefits. Information is available all over the Internet. Some of it is good advice. Some […]