We recently had a client ask us how to get care for her father, while connecting all the dots between his health, finances, housing, insurance, and siblings that don’t always agree on what’s best for dad. The family needed a capable, informed, objective third party, who knows their way around the myriad of issues related […]
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 she knew.
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 blurted out, […]
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 word, […]
With each new year, we make promises to do things better, to be healthier, to work less and enjoy life more…all worthwhile goals. This year, though, why not take steps to protect your financial future too?
Having a will is smart, as is setting up a trust for future generations, because both protect your assets upon […]
When Linda (not her real name) arrives at the nursing home for her weekly visit with her mother, she is surprised to find her sleeping. In the middle of the day? Rousing Mom, Linda helps her walk from the bed to the chair, taking notice of her frailty.
“Mom, have you been eating?”, Linda asks.
Refusing to […]
How do you imagine your life in old age? Will you live in relative comfort at home or in a nursing home setting?
One fact is certain: Nearly 50% of Americans will experience some disability during their lifetimes. Without a proper estate plan, you may find yourself under the care of a court-appointed guardian…a relative […]
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 […]