Category Archives: Estate Planning

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 […]

If you’ve been looking into estate planning for yourself or a family member, chances are good you’ve seen references to avoiding probate. But what exactly does this mean, and is it something you want to do? What is Probate? Probate is the name given to the legal process that must be followed in order to […]

An estate plan can do more than simply provide for your heirs in the event of your death. When you create a comprehensive estate plan, you’re giving yourself the peace of mind that comes with knowing your estate is prepared for a number of eventualities that might arise to complicate your future. The Durable Power […]

Most people know what a Will is, but the concept of an estate plan is a little less well known. Do you need an estate plan rather than a Will? A Will is actually just one of the components of a comprehensive estate plan. It’s arguably one of the most important components, but an estate […]

When a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the first thing they should consider is their options for long-term care. Unfortunately, the disease completely takes over a person’s mental faculties, resulting in their needing around-the-clock care. Most families won’t be able to take on such an arduous level of care, and long-term care will be […]

Fans of the popular television show Succession may be somewhat familiar with what happens when a person dies without a solid will, but the laws will be different from state to state. If you die without a will in Missouri, your assets will be transferred to your closest relatives because of the state’s intestate succession […]

When you’re considering plans for the next phase of life, you may hear terms like elder law and estate planning being used to describe the necessary steps one must take to ensure that both you and your loved ones are taken care of. But how do you decide which is right for you? Speaking with […]