Guardianships

Eric Knew His Dad Shouldn’t Be Driving…

2019-01-22T21:04:42+00:00October 6th, 2015|

It was late when the phone rang, but Eric knew from the tone of his father’s voice that the news was not good. “What is it, Dad?” Eric asked, afraid to hear the answer. “Eric, I’ve had a car accident. I’m fine, but there is some damage.” “Dad! That’s your 3rd accident in two months!” [...]

How Jack Got His Financial Groove Back

2019-01-22T21:04:59+00:00July 1st, 2015|

Going on vacation is not always easy, especially for Americans, who statistically take less vacation days than do workers in many other countries. Sometimes, returning from a vacation – getting back into one’s daily routine at home and at work – can be just as stressful. Jack found this to be true. Every time Jack [...]

Are You Prepared for the Future? Really Prepared?

2019-01-22T21:06:10+00:00April 15th, 2015|

As estate planning attorneys serving Missouri residents, we often talk about what it means to be truly prepared for the future. So many people, especially young adults, fail to grasp the importance of estate planning. They believe only wealthy individuals need estate planning, or they think, “I’m pretty healthy. What could go wrong?” In a [...]

Top 3 Estate Planning Concerns: A Checklist More Vital Than Groceries

2019-01-22T21:06:25+00:00March 15th, 2015|

It was a typical morning at Ellen’s house – find husband David’s socks, make breakfast, get the kids to school, and get to work on time. Estate planning concerns were the last thing on her mind. Stuck in traffic, Ellen focused on the day ahead. “What should I make for dinner?” she wondered. “Oh gosh, [...]

Understanding Dementia, and Planning for It

2018-11-22T15:07:14+00:00July 25th, 2014|

Dementia is a general term referring to a broad range of symptoms affecting memory and thinking. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for 60-80% of all dementia cases. Some may use the word “senility” to describe an individual with short-term memory loss, but this is inaccurate, because senility refers to mental [...]

When Dementia Emerges

2018-11-26T04:33:05+00:00July 15th, 2014|

After Mary’s father was admitted to the hospital, Mary visited her mother at home. It wasn’t long before she noticed things weren’t quite right. On the coffee table was a stack of unopened mail and bills, some past due. Her parents had never missed a bill payment! The refrigerator was nearly bare. What had they [...]

When is the Best Time to Update My Estate Plan?

2019-01-22T21:08:16+00:00May 15th, 2014|

Life changes and with it, our plans. Marriage, divorce, home buying and selling, births, adoptions, deaths and health issues may bring about life changes that one cannot anticipate. That’s why it’s smart to review your estate plan about every five years, or following any significant life event. As well, tax laws change from time to [...]

Prenuptial Agreements for Business Owners

2018-11-22T15:39:17+00:00May 1st, 2014|

You don’t have to be a famous celebrity to need a prenuptial agreement. But if you are a business owner in Missouri, you will want to think about drafting one, with the help of an experienced Missouri business attorney. Prior to marriage, a properly prepared prenuptial agreement can save money, time and anguish if divorce [...]