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.

2018 Changes – VA Pension With Aid and Attendance Program

2018-10-18T21:44:14+00:00

BIG NEWS! EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 18, 2018 On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 the VA released new regulations applicable to the VA pension benefit, also known as “improved pension,” or “aid and attendance.” The regulation takes effect today, October 18, 2018. The regulations provide new rules regarding how much net worth a VA benefit applicant may retain [...]

2018 Changes – VA Pension With Aid and Attendance Program2018-10-18T21:44:14+00:00

TOD – How Does Transfer on Death Fit in Estate Planning?

2018-10-17T15:00:09+00:00

Charles is an Army veteran and recent client. He came to us for help because he wanted to maximize his Veteran’s benefits. He asked the common question, “What is TOD, and should I use it in my estate plan?” Specifically, he wanted to know more about Transfer on Death as a means of avoiding probate. [...]

TOD – How Does Transfer on Death Fit in Estate Planning?2018-10-17T15:00:09+00:00

Ancillary Probate – Avoid the Trouble and Expense

2018-09-27T16:23:16+00:00

Ancillary probate and out-of-state assets Eric’s dad, Richard, had enjoyed the benefits of a great career as an orthopedic surgeon. He was proud of his spacious home in Chesterfield, his small but impressive collection of sports cars, and his vacation home in Montana. His investments included mineral rights in Texas and Utah. When he passed, [...]

Ancillary Probate – Avoid the Trouble and Expense2018-09-27T16:23:16+00:00

Legal guardians – Are Your Kids Really Set for School?

2018-08-28T15:15:35+00:00

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

2018-07-17T15:04:27+00:00

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

2018-06-23T00:57:24+00:00

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

2018-05-23T18:28:29+00:00

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

2018-05-16T18:47:13+00:00

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

2018-05-07T16:55:01+00:00

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?

2018-07-19T16:07:01+00:00

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