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What Shouldn’t be in Your Last Will and Testament

A last will and testament is a straightforward estate planning tool, used to determine the beneficiaries of your assets when you die, and, if you have minor children, nominating a guardian who will raise your children. Wills can be very specific but can’t enforce all of your wishes. For example, if you want to leave…

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Estate Planning Law Firm in Southwest Missouri

How Can I Easily Pass My Home to My Only Child?

I am a single retired parent to an adult daughter, who is an only child. The home I currently reside for the last 26 years still has a mortgage and the deed is in my name only. I have a will that states everything is left to my daughter, and then to my grandson, if she proceeds me in death. Should my daughter be added to the deed?

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Did John le Carré Have an Estate Plan?

John le Carré, the celebrated author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, has died from pneumonia. He passed away Saturday night at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. ‘We all deeply grieve his passing,’ his family wrote in a statement.

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Blended Family

Tell the Children about Your Estate Plan

Even those with thorough estate plans might have neglected to discuss details with potential heirs.

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Missouri Revocable Trust

Estate Planning Is Best When Personalized

When something is tailored to one’s needs, everything can go smoother.

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How Can Blended Families Use Estate Planning?

No matter how solid the relationships might be, it is important for parents to be aware how blended families can create unique estate planning issues.

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Estate Planning Questions

What Kind of Estate Planning Mistakes Do People Make?

Many people plan their estates diligently, with input from legal, tax and financial professionals. Others plan earnestly but make mistakes that can potentially affect both the transfer and destiny of family wealth.

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Ozarks Legacy Law

How Can Estate Planning Address the Troubled Child?

Every family has one–or maybe more–black sheep. They’re people who march to their own drum and handing them an inheritance could be problematic.

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Missouri Revocable Trust

Estate Planning Lessons from Celebrities.

The tragic recent death of Tony Hsieh, the 46-year-old former CEO of Zappos, reminds us of the importance of estate planning.

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A Survey Shows Most People Don’t Even Have a Will.

Lack of understanding around estate planning may be leading Americans to avoid getting a will, even as interest is on the rise due to the global pandemic, according to a new survey from financial services leader Policygenius.

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