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.

The Superpower of SilverSneakers

2019-08-16T19:13:09+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 [...]

Long-Term Care Insurance – Don’t Wait for the Crisis

2019-01-03T19:32:00+00:00November 21st, 2018|

Some of our most grateful clients will tell you that we do a great job helping families deal with a long-term care crisis. Those same clients would ask us to pass this piece of advice on to you: Do not wait for a crisis to make plans to pay for long-term care. No one wants [...]

2018 Changes – VA Pension With Aid and Attendance

2019-04-04T16:53:55+00:00October 23rd, 2018|

Matt: Welcome back everyone. It is time now for Money Matters Monday. Now listen up. If you are a veteran, or the spouse of a veteran, or you know someone in that camp, you may be able to qualify for a program called Aid and Attendance. Brian Quinn is a partner with [...]

2018 Changes – VA Pension With Aid and Attendance Program

2018-12-04T15:45:57+00:00October 18th, 2018|

BIG NEWS! EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 18, 2018 *Now updated as of 12/01/2018 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 October 18, 2018. The regulations provide new rules regarding how much net worth a VA [...]

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

2019-01-31T19:38:52+00:00October 17th, 2018|

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. [...]