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Married estate planning

No Will? Don’t Count on a Happy Ending for Your Family

At the time, he had gone so far as to have his will drawn up, but he hadn’t finalized it. In addition, he hadn’t authorized anyone to have power of attorney, in case of illness.

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Missouri Farm Lawyer

What Do Farmers Need to Create an Estate Plan?

When you are a farmer, your business is not only your livelihood and your passion, but, often, it is also intermingled with your family life.

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Estate Planning Law Firm in Southwest Missouri

What are the Main Estate Planning Blunders to Avoid?

Maintaining a valid and current estate plan is vitally necessary in order to ensure the efficient and orderly dispersion of assets after a person dies. However, even a small mistake can create huge problems during the settlement process, and in many cases, these errors are impossible for anyone to correct.

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Long-term care planning

C19 UPDATE: Keeping Ourselves and Our Elderly Loved Ones Safer

If you’re caring for an older loved one, you might be worried. Here is what you need to know to keep elderly people safer, and what to do if they do show symptoms of COVID-19.

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David Payne Law's office in Aurora Missouri

C19 UPDATE: Beware the Rush to Make Your Own Will Online

With COVID-19 impacting more and more Americans, individuals across the country are scrambling to set up wills and end-of-life directives.

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Planning for your Business

C19 UPDATE: Guide to Resources Available for Small Business Disaster Relief

The US Chamber of Commerce compiles online guide with updates and resources to help small business survive the coronavirus pandemic.

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Married estate planning

Market Plunge Presents Opportunities for Wealthy

The worldwide worry over coronavirus creates a glimmer of good news for at least one segment of the U.S. population: the top 0.1 percent.

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A grandfather and his grandson on the bed of their truck

What’s the Best Way to Provide for My Family when I’m Gone?

Estate planning involves making a plan for the transfer of your property upon your death or incapacity. Your estate is all of the property you own, which can include cash, jewelry, cars, houses, clothes, land, retirement, investments and savings accounts. The goals of estate planning are to make sure most of your estate is transferred to your beneficiaries, you pay minimal taxes on the estate and children are assigned guardianship.

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A family taking a stroll in a field in Southwest Missouri

Coronavirus News Should Make You Think about Estate Planning

Nobody likes to think about their own mortality, and that’s why so many people go without basic estate planning documents. Often, an event like the coronavirus can be the kick in the pants you need to get your affairs in order.

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An elder couple thinking about retirement

Should Seniors in Love Tie the Knot?

There are some major financial benefits to tying the knot. From IRAs to Social Security and tax exemptions, there are many reasons (besides the obvious one: love) for older couples to say I do.

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