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.

Are Holographic Wills Valid in Missouri?

2019-01-31T21:47:45+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

2018-12-27T17:26:58+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. [...]

Ancillary Probate – Avoid the Trouble and Expense

2018-11-26T06:02:34+00:00September 26th, 2018|

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, [...]

Estate Planning SOLUTIONS, Not Just Documents

2018-12-27T17:25:28+00:00September 18th, 2018|

Matt: Welcome back everybody. It is time now for Money Matters Monday. Obviously, no one lives forever, right? Let's be honest. How much estate planning have you really done? Brian Quinn, Partner with Quinn Estate and Elder Law, LLC, and part of the circle of advisors joins us this morning. Brian, good [...]

Properly Prepare For a Spouse’s Long Term Care

2018-12-27T17:26:09+00:00September 18th, 2018|

Matt: Time now for money matters Monday. It is something that no one wants to think about, the idea of putting your spouse into some sort of long-term care. What happens to your family financially at that point? And what can you do now maybe to prepare for that sort of life [...]

Legal guardians – Are Your Kids Really Set for School?

2018-11-26T06:03:52+00:00August 27th, 2018|

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 [...]

Comparing Senior Communities – Ease the Frustration

2018-11-22T04:21:04+00:00July 17th, 2018|

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, [...]