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Monday, September 30, 2019

Missouri Probate Explained

If you recently experienced a death in the family, it is important to understand probate’s legal proceedings. Probate is a court process ensuring the payments of debts, asset collection, and asset distributions to heirs or beneficiaries upon a loved one’s death.  An estate is submitted to probate when a person dies with a will and dies intestate, without a will. If a will exists, it must be filed with the Probate Court within a year of your loved one’s death.  

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Special Needs Trusts Simplified

When you have a child or another family member with special needs, you have to take extra care while planning your estate. Although estate planning should always be a personalized process, it’s especially important when the loved one you’re providing for relies on access to state services or government benefits...

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Monday, December 4, 2017


As a parent, it is difficult to think of someone who can raise our children in our place. Yet, planning for guardianship of a child is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. If a parent does not have a parent guardianship plan in place, the State has a plan.

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