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7 Tips to Plan for Long-Term Elder Care

February 12, 2021
Planning for the unknown is a crucial component of any elder plan, and unfortunately, the need for long-term care can be a costly yet necessary expenditure for many aging Americans. Working with a Springfield long-term care...

Do I Need a Will or a Trust?

January 15, 2021
Planning for the day that you’re no longer here may not seem like the most positive thing to do with your time, but it’s essential if you wish to leave your loved ones with your estate and assets once you pass away....

Using a 1031 Exchange After a Sale

December 17, 2020
If you are gearing up to sell real estate, a business, or other investment assets, you may want to consider a 1031 exchange in order to defer taxes on these major sales and add more money to your bottom line. While you may...

Applying for Medicare with an Elder Lawyer

November 16, 2020
As your loved ones age, you may be searching for affordable ways to continue to care for them. Securing Medicare for your aging family members is one way to keep their costs down and maintain more of their wealth in their...

Five Steps to Creating a Living Trust in Missouri

October 16, 2020
Like a will, a living trust is a legal framework in which your assets and property can be stored. In Missouri, trusts are typically established by a binding legal document executed by a Springfield trust lawyer and naming a...

What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?

September 30, 2020
A person who passes away without leaving a valid will is said to die intestate. A will is a legal document that specifies how an individual wants to leave his or her property – which includes bank accounts, real estate, and...

What Happens When Someone Disputes a Will?

September 16, 2020
The death of a loved one is a difficult time that can be made more difficult when someone decides to dispute or contest the will of that loved one. Contesting a will is a type of estate dispute that, unfortunately, many...