Quinn Estate & Elder Law

“Mom, What Does Irrevocable Mean?”

2020-03-19T20:21:18+00:00December 1st, 2015|

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 [...]

What Happens to Your Family When You Die

2020-03-19T20:12:05+00:00November 2nd, 2015|

When Sam suddenly passed, his family found themselves with a real mess on their hands. Well liked by friends and associates, Sam was known to be the life of every party. But he was never keen on planning ahead. Because he'd never completed an estate plan, his family was forced to spend an inordinate amount [...]

5 Things You Need to Know About Mechanic’s Liens in Missouri

2018-11-26T04:34:06+00:00October 15th, 2015|

If you own a business in Missouri that contracts with property owners to supply construction, equipment, supplies, or laborers, you should become familiar with mechanic’s liens in Missouri. A mechanic's lien is a legal document that could affect your operations, and even your profitability. A mechanic’s lien is a claim made for payment against a [...]

Eric Knew His Dad Shouldn’t Be Driving…

2020-03-19T19:42:26+00:00October 6th, 2015|

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!” [...]

Buying a Home and Losing Sleep?

2020-03-19T19:41:14+00:00September 1st, 2015|

Phil and his wife Marie began married life like many couples do – in a small apartment fit for two. As the years went by, the young couple’s dreams grew with their incomes. On their 5-year wedding anniversary, Phil broached the subject of buying their first home. Marie’s initial reaction was excitement. Sure, having more [...]

Are You Prepared for the Future? Really Prepared?

2020-03-19T19:09:24+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 [...]