Wills Trusts and Estate Planning

How Jack Got His Financial Groove Back

2018-03-15T20:14:09+00:00

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 [...]

How Jack Got His Financial Groove Back 2018-03-15T20:14:09+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

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

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

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, [...]

Top 3 Estate Planning Concerns: A Checklist More Vital Than Groceries 2018-05-07T16:55:05+00:00

New Year’s Resolution: Gain Peace of Mind with a Healthcare Power of Attorney

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

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 [...]

New Year’s Resolution: Gain Peace of Mind with a Healthcare Power of Attorney 2018-05-07T16:55:05+00:00

Young Parents, Answer These 4 Questions When Choosing Life Insurance

2018-05-15T19:48:36+00:00

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 [...]

Young Parents, Answer These 4 Questions When Choosing Life Insurance 2018-05-15T19:48:36+00:00

Elder Abuse: How to Spot It, How to Stop It

2018-05-15T19:43:23+00:00

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. [...]

Elder Abuse: How to Spot It, How to Stop It 2018-05-15T19:43:23+00:00

How to Enjoy Your Golden Years at Home (Without Burdening Your Children)

2018-05-16T00:03:54+00:00

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 [...]

How to Enjoy Your Golden Years at Home (Without Burdening Your Children) 2018-05-16T00:03:54+00:00

Understanding Dementia, and Planning for It

2018-05-15T23:50:29+00:00

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 [...]

Understanding Dementia, and Planning for It 2018-05-15T23:50:29+00:00

When Dementia Emerges

2018-05-15T23:42:51+00:00

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 Dementia Emerges 2018-05-15T23:42:51+00:00

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

2018-05-15T22:46:46+00:00

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 [...]

Vacationing? Don’t Leave Home Without These Top 10 Legal Tips 2018-05-15T22:46:46+00:00