About Brian G. Quinn

Brian Quin is a partner with the law firm of Quinn Estate & Elder Law, LLC. He was recently named a “Rising Star” in the Missouri/Kansas region by the Super Lawyers Magazine and serves on the Board for the Missouri Chapter of NAELA. He serves individual and business clients in a variety of legal matters, especially in the areas of estate planning, asset protection planning, Medicaid planning, VA benefits, and elder law. He also frequently lectures on these topics.

Scammers and Senior Fraud in Missouri

By | March 20th, 2018|

Frauds and scammers are on the rise. The DOJ's Big Bust Proves it. Far too often, scammers in Missouri and across the US are getting the upper hand at the expense of seniors. Senior fraud in Missouri isn’t greatly different from other states. But the results are sometimes devastating. Aging adults and their families need [...]

Is Your Financial Advisor Asking for a Power of Attorney?

By | February 27th, 2018|

Tom and Alice are a young couple who recently completed their estate planning documents with us. Alice reached out to our office, asking about a call they recently got from their financial advisor. The advisor was requesting that Tom and Alice each provide a Power of Attorney for his file. Alice wanted to know if [...]

Aging Seniors Supplement Income With a Reverse Mortgage (HECM)

By | January 29th, 2018|

What Exactly is a Reverse Mortgage or an HECM? More seniors than ever face challenges related to retirement, estate planning, and living well in their later years. Clients sometimes bring up the question of reverse mortgages. It's not the perfect solution for every person, but it's a legitimate option. Most of us understand conventional mortgages, [...]

VA Benefits are Increasing in 2018

By | December 15th, 2017|

VA Benefits: Is Santa being nice to aging veterans this year? As children eagerly await Santa’s arrival, aging veterans wonder what the upcoming year holds for them on the financial front. Will food and gas prices hold steady? Will they rise? By how much? What about Social Security benefits? Will they increase in 2018? If [...]

Holidays, In-home Senior Care and a Game Changer

By | November 21st, 2017|

When visiting with aging family members over the holidays (or any other time of year) it’s a great opportunity to observe and detect clues that signal a need for some form of care. The signs creep up on you. But you eventually realize that something has changed. Some kind of care needs to be considered. [...]

What is Geriatric Care Management? What are the Benefits?

By | October 18th, 2017|

We recently had a client ask us how to get care for her father, while connecting all the dots between his health, finances, housing, insurance, and siblings that don’t always agree on what’s best for dad. The family needed a capable, informed, objective third party, who knows their way around the myriad of issues related [...]

The Biggest Danger to Your Assets

By | September 19th, 2017|

Richard and Debbie came to us looking for help regarding their long-term outlook. In their fifties, they enjoyed great careers. They were living the proverbial dream, with assurance that their retirement years would live up to the promise they’d saved and planned for. Their future was predictably happy, with one important exception. Close friends, Alex [...]

Set Aside More for a Special Needs Child?

By | August 21st, 2017|

Estate planning isn’t always straightforward. Some family situations present difficult questions that can’t be answered very easily. Such is the case when a couple (I’ll call them Bob and Marie) were in my office asking how to provide for Jenny, their special needs child. At the moment, they weren’t facing a legal challenge as much [...]

Should Dad Still be Driving?

By | July 14th, 2017|

This Question Comes Up In Almost Every Family Should dad still be driving? When is it time to take the keys away? How do we do it? Is there a “one size fits all” approach? Is there a kinder, gentler way to do it? How do we promote safety, while allowing for mobility and flexibility? [...]

Time Shares and Estate Planning

By | June 14th, 2017|

What do Timeshares and Estate Planning have to do with Medicaid? For many years Jim and Sally had enjoyed trips to the beach. These days, however, life is slowing down for them. Several health issues now make it harder for them to travel and enjoy the sun and surf. They are now tidying up their [...]