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“Mom, What Does Irrevocable Mean?”

2018-05-25T00:00:06+00:00

Kids sometimes ask the strangest things, especially after watching TV ads. Eight year old Sally was watching TV one lazy Sunday morning when an interview aired between a local estate planning attorney and a news reporter. The topic was the irrevocable trust, a term Sally had never heard before. So she asked the smartest person [...]

“Mom, What Does Irrevocable Mean?” 2018-05-25T00:00:06+00:00

What Happens to Your Family When You Die

2018-05-25T00:06:03+00:00

Everyone who knew Sam said, “He’s a great guy.” Sam was one of those people who seemed able to talk himself out of just about any situation. But when Sam suddenly passed away, his family found themselves with a mess on their hands, and no amount of talking would save them from spending an inordinate [...]

What Happens to Your Family When You Die 2018-05-25T00:06:03+00:00

5 Things You Need to Know About Mechanic’s Liens in Missouri

2018-05-17T13:52:45+00:00

If you own a business in Missouri that contracts with property owners to supply construction, equipment, supplies, or laborers, you should become familiar with mechanic’s liens in Missouri. A mechanic's lien is a legal document that could affect your operations, and even your profitability. A mechanic’s lien is a claim made for payment against a [...]

5 Things You Need to Know About Mechanic’s Liens in Missouri 2018-05-17T13:52:45+00:00

Eric Knew His Dad Shouldn’t Be Driving…

2018-05-07T16:55:04+00:00

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!” [...]

Eric Knew His Dad Shouldn’t Be Driving… 2018-05-07T16:55:04+00:00

Buying a Home and Losing Sleep?

2018-05-07T16:55:04+00:00

Phil and his wife Marie began married life like many couples do – in a small apartment fit for two. As the years went by, the young couple’s dreams grew with their incomes. On their 5-year wedding anniversary, Phil broached the subject of buying their first home. Marie’s initial reaction was excitement. Sure, having more [...]

Buying a Home and Losing Sleep? 2018-05-07T16:55:04+00:00

Protecting Your Assets and Your Future with an Umbrella Policy

2018-05-15T19:50:36+00:00

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 [...]

Protecting Your Assets and Your Future with an Umbrella Policy 2018-05-15T19:50:36+00:00

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

2018-05-15T19:49:40+00:00

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, [...]

Mechanics Lien in Missouri – Can It Help Me Get Paid? 2018-05-15T19:49:40+00:00

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

2018-05-15T19:44:13+00:00

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 [...]

Want to Get Paid? Include These Clauses in Your Business Contract 2018-05-15T19:44:13+00:00

Life Expectancy and Health Care Planning

2018-05-15T20:19:32+00:00

Health Care Planning: Will you cruise through retirement? Except for government employees and Social Security, retirement plans that pay benefits until death are pretty much a thing of the past. Plus, people today are living longer.  The cost of health care continues to rise more rapidly than inflation and is now one of retirement’s biggest [...]

Life Expectancy and Health Care Planning 2018-05-15T20:19:32+00:00

Estate Planning for Young Couples

2018-05-15T18:39:33+00:00

By Brian G. Quinn Think Estate Planning for Young Couples can be ignored? Guess again. I'm an estate planning attorney in my thirties. Many of my friends and family are getting married and having children. They often ignore the subject of estate planning, thinking that "Estate planning for young couples simply isn't necessary."  That's a [...]

Estate Planning for Young Couples 2018-05-15T18:39:33+00:00