Wills

How Jack Got His Financial Groove Back

2018-11-26T04:11:27+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?

2018-11-26T06:17:17+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

2018-11-22T15:45:11+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, [...]

Young Parents, Answer These 4 Questions When Choosing Life Insurance

2018-11-26T04:14:36+00:00November 15th, 2014|

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 [...]

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

2018-11-22T16:36:23+00:00June 15th, 2014|

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 [...]

Choosing a Guardian for Your Children

2018-05-15T20:26:51+00:00March 15th, 2014|

Who would raise your children if you could not? It’s a tough question, but proper planning creates peace of mind, in the unlikely event that you cannot care for your children. Your first step is to name a “personal guardian” for your children and one alternate in your Will. If something should happen to you, [...]

Wills Versus Trusts – Is Your Will Enough? Probably Not

2018-11-22T05:23:36+00:00January 2nd, 2013|

What does a Will do, what does a Trust do, and do you need both? Most people are unaware of the important distinctions. Here we clear up the confusion. Learn the difference between Wills versus Trusts and why they’re both important. Many estate planning clients start off our conversation by saying “I already have a [...]