Category Archives: Estate Planning

People decide to give to charities for a variety of reasons, whether it’s to honor a loved one or make good use of the wealth they acquired in their lifetime. Aside from the enormous benefits a charitable giving plan can have both on the people you’re serving and on you, a charitable giving plan also […]

While over 90 percent of American businesses are family-owned, less than 30 percent of those businesses are handed down to the second generation. The lack of a business succession plan is the key reason cited for being unable to transition the business to the next generation of leadership. If you want your thriving Missouri business […]

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 […]

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 […]

A controversial decision by author Harper Lee’s estate has many people wondering if ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ will continue to be assigned reading in school. Reading Harper Lee’s anti-segregation novel To Kill a Mockingbird has become something of an American rite of passage. It is one of the most commonly assigned books in schools. Many […]

Americans are familiar with prenuptial agreements that detail how a couple's property will be divided in the event of a divorce or death. In most states spouses can reach similar agreements after they get married. The Wall Street Journal reports that the use of postnuptial agreements is increasing in "Why Postnuptial Agreements Are on the […]