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Common Estate Planning Myths Debunked

January 31, 2023
Probate law and estate planning are complex concepts. While many people may think they understand how estate planning works, it is far more nuanced than most realize. Estate planning — similar to life insurance — is one...

The Rights of Accidentally Omitted Heirs

December 16, 2022
Life can change quickly. Changes such as marriages and births can result in estate plans becoming outdated and failing to take into account the presence (or absence) of certain heirs, including spouses and children. So what...

Can Trusts Be Contested in Missouri?

November 30, 2022
Trusts are among the most versatile and powerful estate planning instruments available. Not only do they allow an individual the ability to settle their estate, but they also do so without the need to go through the costly...

The Types of Lawyers Your Business Might Need

October 31, 2022
If you’re running a small to medium-sized business, it’s likely that you have very specific legal issues that need to be handled by a pro. Usually, small businesses will work with a Springfield business lawyer who has...

How Does Succession Work in Missouri?

September 30, 2022
Fans of the popular television show Succession may be somewhat familiar with what happens when a person dies without a solid will, but the laws will be different from state to state. If you die without a will in Missouri,...

Why Does Probate Get a Bad Rep?

September 16, 2022
Whenever people talk about probate, they tend to make it sound like it’s a nightmare for everyone who undergoes the process. While it’s true that probate can be a complicated process – and that some instruments like...

Do You Need to Register a Fictitious Name?

August 17, 2022
Fictitious name registration is required in Missouri any time someone runs a business under a name that’s not their true name. You may know of this as a DBA, or “doing business as.”  More specifically, registration of...