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.

Legal guardians – Are Your Kids Really Set for School?


Details matter. Sam and Lara were recently in our office updating their estate plan. Lara asked one of those all-important “what if” questions related to their grandchildren. She wanted to know what would happen to the children if tragedy befell both parents while the kids were in school. Lara’s concern is valid. She’d recently heard [...]

Legal guardians – Are Your Kids Really Set for School?2018-08-28T15:15:35+00:00

Comparing Senior Communities – Ease the Frustration


James and Sarah came to us for help regarding her Mom’s estate plans. In their case the solutions were relatively simple. What wasn’t simple, however, was comparing senior communities for her mom. As they shared their story, it was clear that they were worn out, at the end of their rope. After visiting 15 communities, [...]

Comparing Senior Communities – Ease the Frustration2018-07-17T15:04:27+00:00

Seniors Enriched Through Volunteering with the Red Cross


How will you live a rich and rewarding life after retirement? Is your bucket list enough to do it for you? This question looms large in the minds of those approaching the age of 65, and even more for those already retired. We know that seniors now live longer than previous generations. That presents several [...]

Seniors Enriched Through Volunteering with the Red Cross2018-06-23T00:57:24+00:00

Seniors, Aging, and Companion Pets


Mitch recently worked with us on his father’s estate plan. He mentioned how much his dad has enjoyed having a companion dog. We’ve been hearing more lately about service dogs in general. From our perspective, it brings up questions about seniors, aging and companion pets. Who can benefit from companion pets, how do they help, [...]

Seniors, Aging, and Companion Pets2018-05-23T18:28:29+00:00

Remove the Mystery with a Letter of Instructions


Will your family know what to do after you pass, or will it be a mystery? Don’t leave them with the frustration of being in the dark. When a loved one dies, no one wants to play hide and seek for critical documents and key information. Instead, leave a letter of instructions. Betty was recently [...]

Remove the Mystery with a Letter of Instructions2018-05-16T18:47:13+00:00

Scammers and Senior Fraud in Missouri


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 [...]

Scammers and Senior Fraud in Missouri2018-05-07T16:55:01+00:00

Is Your Financial Advisor Asking for a Power of Attorney?


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 [...]

Is Your Financial Advisor Asking for a Power of Attorney?2018-07-19T16:07:01+00:00

Aging Seniors Supplement Income With a Reverse Mortgage (HECM)


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, [...]

Aging Seniors Supplement Income With a Reverse Mortgage (HECM)2018-05-07T16:55:01+00:00

VA Benefits are Increasing in 2018


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 [...]

VA Benefits are Increasing in 20182018-05-07T16:55:01+00:00

Holidays, In-home Senior Care and a Game Changer


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. [...]

Holidays, In-home Senior Care and a Game Changer2018-05-07T16:55:01+00:00