Probate

TOD – How Does Transfer on Death Fit in Estate Planning?

2018-10-17T15:00:09+00:00

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. [...]

TOD – How Does Transfer on Death Fit in Estate Planning?2018-10-17T15:00:09+00:00

“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

Are You Prepared for the Future? Really Prepared?

2018-05-15T20:06:08+00:00

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 [...]

Are You Prepared for the Future? Really Prepared?2018-05-15T20:06:08+00:00

Estate Planning for Young Couples

2018-07-17T17:59:31+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 Couples2018-07-17T17:59:31+00:00

The Benefits of Avoiding Probate

2018-05-07T16:55:16+00:00

By Gregory F. Quinn You have most likely heard someone say that you should avoid probate. I often meet with clients who have experienced the probate of the property of their parents or some other relative. They are adamant that they want to spare their children the difficulties they themselves encountered. The problems most frequently [...]

The Benefits of Avoiding Probate2018-05-07T16:55:16+00:00