estate planning

Does Your Facebook Have an Afterlife?

2018-11-26T06:34:15+00:00

Stan is a client who came to my office and shared some great stories about an old friend who had passed away a couple years ago. We both got a chuckle over some of their high school antics. Stan went on to talk about how strange it was that he still got notices of his [...]

Does Your Facebook Have an Afterlife?2018-11-26T06:34:15+00:00

“Mom, What Does Irrevocable Mean?”

2018-11-22T15:22:19+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?”2018-11-22T15:22:19+00:00

What Happens to Your Family When You Die

2018-11-22T04:51:32+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 Die2018-11-22T04:51:32+00:00

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

2018-11-22T15:45:11+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 Groceries2018-11-22T15:45:11+00:00

Young Parents, Answer These 4 Questions When Choosing Life Insurance

2018-11-26T04:14:36+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 Insurance2018-11-26T04:14:36+00:00

Understanding Dementia, and Planning for It

2018-11-22T15:07:14+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 It2018-11-22T15:07:14+00:00

When is the Best Time to Update My Estate Plan?

2018-11-22T04:39:18+00:00

Life changes and with it, our plans. Marriage, divorce, home buying and selling, births, adoptions, deaths and health issues may bring about life changes that one cannot anticipate. That’s why it’s smart to review your estate plan about every five years, or following any significant life event. As well, tax laws change from time to [...]

When is the Best Time to Update My Estate Plan?2018-11-22T04:39:18+00:00

Will Medicare Cover Nursing Home Expenses?

2018-11-26T04:09:17+00:00

By Gregory F. Quinn Clients sometimes ask, “Will Medicare cover nursing home expenses?”  Here are three surprising facts you can’t ignore. On its website, the Medicare program talks about the number of people who will eventually need nursing home care.  They provide the following information. Are you sitting down? 1)      By 2020, 12 million older [...]

Will Medicare Cover Nursing Home Expenses?2018-11-26T04:09:17+00:00

Estate Planning for Young Couples

2018-11-26T04:01:02+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 Couples2018-11-26T04:01:02+00:00

Missouri Asset Protection Trusts

2018-11-26T04:46:31+00:00

By Brian G. Quinn Creditors, predators and lawsuits – OH MY! Do you have the kind of protection that gives you peace of mind? Over the last two decades, asset protection planning has become a crucial aspect of most estate planning. The creative use of irrevocable trusts can be one of the most powerful tools [...]

Missouri Asset Protection Trusts2018-11-26T04:46:31+00:00