Brian G. Quinn

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.

End-of-Life Discussions With Aging Parents

2019-11-21T16:49:42+00:00November 21st, 2019|

Thanksgiving and “The Talk” Thanksgiving isn’t just a great time to visit with family. It’s also a prime opportunity to have important conversations with aging parents. When it comes to planning for the inevitable, the prospect tends to be frightening. End-of-life conversations. Sounds ominous. It conjures images of final moments on a deathbed. At first [...]

Two Reasons Why Testamentary Capacity Matters to You

2019-11-01T19:11:21+00:00October 31st, 2019|

Testamentary Capacity Matters, No Matter Your Age Testamentary capacity sounds like one of those boring legal terms most people want to ignore. In our profession, this issue presents itself with increasing frequency. No matter your age, it matters to you and your economic well-being. The problem doesn’t just relate to a person’s will being contested. [...]

Dementia and Estate Planning

2019-10-01T15:40:10+00:00October 1st, 2019|

It is now time for Money Matters Monday. So many of us know someone who suffers from Alzheimers. Preparing their estate can be tricky. Here to help is Brian Quinn from Quinn Estate and also Elder Law and Circle of Advisors. Laura: I am really excited about this topic. Not because it is [...]

Can Hearing Loss Lead to Dementia?

2019-10-10T17:19:17+00:00September 23rd, 2019|

Raise your hand if you’d like to reduce your risk for getting dementia. That’s pretty much everyone. There’s a real possibility that your future quality of life could be improved by paying closer attention to your hearing. Hearing loss is often considered to be a normal part of the aging process. We’re learning, however, that [...]

The Superpower of SilverSneakers

2019-10-10T20:30:51+00:00August 16th, 2019|

SilverSneakers. It sounds like something out of a superhero lineup. That association might ring true for those who experience its benefits. Every day it’s our pleasure to work with seniors and their families. The work we do with them is often at the point where their legal, financial and health needs intersect. It’s not hard [...]

VA MISSION Act of 2018 – Update

2019-07-16T13:20:28+00:00July 16th, 2019|

Health care just got better for our Veterans. They’ve served our country well and they deserve the best care possible. The MISSION ACT of 2018 was designed to deliver a better system. VA MISSION ACT 101 Care for Veterans has been around in some form since the founding of our nation. The Veterans Administration as [...]

What is an Elder Law Attorney?

2019-05-14T17:09:36+00:00May 14th, 2019|

Elder Law is a specialized area of legal practice that focuses on the type of client served rather than on the specific legal question involved. An Elder Law Attorney has a practice centered around the issues that impact older adults and people with disabilities. Because the Elder Law Attorney is committed to a type of [...]

When I Can No Longer Make Decisions For My Healthcare

2019-04-16T18:21:17+00:00April 16th, 2019|

In the 1990's, the Florida case of Terry Schiavo captivated the nation. Schiavo was twenty-six years old when she suffered a cardiac arrest and entered a persistent vegetative state. Eventually, a contentious legal battle erupted between her husband, who wanted to have her feeding tube removed, and her parents, who opposed this measure. Litigation continued [...]

Travel Planning and Estate Documents

2019-07-01T17:55:43+00:00April 4th, 2019|

Brian Quinn talks about preparing for trip or vacation, and what kind of planning should be done to prepare for the unexpected. What happens if you become injured, incapacitated, or worse? How will decisions be made regarding your health care, your material possessions, and your children? Learn about the four core documents [...]

Are Holographic Wills Valid in Missouri?

2019-02-22T22:22:23+00:00January 31st, 2019|

A new client, Allen, recently asked about holographic wills. Having come from a state where they are commonly accepted, he wondered whether his simple, handwritten document would be valid here in Missouri. He then asked whether they are advisable. The answer is a little complicated. Holographic wills are valid in Missouri, but only when they [...]