Protecting Your Family Business with the Right Legal Agreements

2020-03-19T19:04:14+00:00April 1st, 2015|

If you own a piece of your family business In Missouri, and you are married, it is vital to consult an estate planning attorney to protect your assets. For example, do you know which types of property you should keep separate as a married person? Or how to prevent your interest in the family business [...]

Protecting Your Assets and Your Future with an Umbrella Policy

2020-03-19T18:45:30+00:00December 15th, 2014|

When regular liability insurance just isn’t enough to cover your responsibility for damages related to an accident or incident, excess liability coverage - the so-called “umbrella policy” - can help to protect you from major claims and lawsuits by providing liability coverage beyond the limits of your homeowners or auto policies. Generally, umbrella policies are [...]

Mechanics Lien in Missouri – Can It Help Me Get Paid?

2020-03-19T18:44:53+00:00December 1st, 2014|

A mechanic's lien is a claim made for payment against a homeowner’s property by a contractor who performed construction work on the property. Essentially, the contractor, known as the lien claimant, is stating the property was improved and, therefore, payment must be made. In Missouri, mechanic’s liens can be used by individual contractors, construction companies, [...]

Young Parents, Answer These 4 Questions When Choosing Life Insurance

2020-03-19T18:44:09+00:00November 15th, 2014|

Surprisingly, not every young family needs life insurance. That is, as long as there is plenty of money in the bank to provide for a surviving spouse and see the children through to adulthood should a parent’s life end unexpectedly. Do you know of any young families like this? Probably not. Most have mortgages and [...]

Want to Get Paid? Include These Clauses in Your Business Contract

2018-11-26T04:05:52+00:00October 1st, 2014|

If you operate a business, you probably interact with customers, employees, vendors, lenders and perhaps even landlords. These relationships affect almost all business owners. And when it comes to relationships, each party has their own set of expectations. This is where a business contract can make a real difference. What are your employees or vendors [...]

Is Your Business at Risk Without a Trust?

2019-01-22T21:08:01+00:00July 1st, 2014|

If you have no personal estate plan, chances are you have no Trust established to protect your business in the event of your absence, death or disability. Without a Business Trust, your loved ones may find themselves financially trapped. With a Trust, your business can continue to operate free of court interference. If something should [...]

Vacationing? Don’t Leave Home Without These Top 10 Legal Tips

2020-03-17T20:25:55+00:00June 15th, 2014|

Ahhh… vacation. Who doesn’t look forward to getting away from it all? But before you do, consider your family’s peace of mind in your absence and your increased risk as you fly, drive long distances, visit foreign locales and engage in outdoor activities. Make sure these legal documents are up-to-date: A Durable Power of Attorney [...]

Revocable Versus Irrevocable Trusts – What’s the Difference?

2019-01-22T21:08:48+00:00February 22nd, 2013|

Revocable trusts and irrevocable trusts each do different things in estate planning. You have decided to move forward with an estate plan. You are interested in a trust, but what kind of trust is right for you?  You have a friend who tells you that “irrevocable trusts” are the way to go but the word [...]

The 2013 Fiscal Cliff Deal: What It Means for You and Your Estate

2020-12-18T16:26:33+00:00February 5th, 2013|

Check out these important points about the 2013 Fiscal Cliff Deal. On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 into law, addressing lingering concerns about the expiring Bush era tax rates, estate and gift tax rates, and many other tax related concerns.  This bill impacts nearly every American citizen [...]

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