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What Is a Special Needs Trust and Who Can Benefit From One?

Everyone knows the saying “More money, more problems.” A large lump sum pursuant to a personal injury settlement or inheritance seems like a silver lining to an unfortunate event; however, often it only leads…

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St. Louis Estate Litigation Lawyer

Only Human: Trustee Weaknesses May Signal a Need for Removal

When it comes to trusts, few people are more important than the trustee. A trustee is an appointed person who is trusted with the management of all the contents in the trust. Given…

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Law Offices of Kenneth Carp

In some instances, it may be necessary to remove a custodial parent and obtain guardianship over a minor or incapacitated person for their benefit. In these instances, there is no time for delay. Delay…

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Unemployment Attorney St. Louis Missouri

How Employee Misclassification Can Affect Your Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment benefits exist to help people who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Typically, these benefits are available to employees whose employers fired them for reasons other than misconduct…

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Estate Planning Attorney St. Charles Missouri

Why Would You Place Your Assets Into a Trust?

Creating a living trust (a trust into which you place your assets while you are alive) is one of the most powerful estate planning tools available. While many people hear the words “estate…

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Bankruptcy Attorney St. Louis

Missouri Bankruptcy Basics: Chapter 13

Chapter 13 is a reorganization bankruptcy that can help people reduce their monthly payments and eliminate debts, all while keeping their assets. Not everyone can file for Chapter 13, however, and it is…

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Estate Planning St. Charles Attorney

Common Estate Planning Terms

Estate planning is something that all of should do but few of us understand. Simply put, it is the process of arranging your assets in a way that allows for the distribution of…

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Unemployment Attorney St. Louis

Collecting unemployment benefits is intended to be a simple process that can be navigated by the recently unemployed without assistance. Most states have online access to apply for benefits, file weekly claims while…

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Estate Planning Attorney St. Charles Missouri

What Is a “Spendthrift Trust?”

When a considerable sum of money is involved, a spendthrift trust is an incredibly effective means of passing along and preserving wealth to your heirs. Not only does a spendthrift trust protect money…

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Estate Planning Attorney St. Charles Missouri

Do-it-Yourself Estate Planning is Cheap, but Is It Smart?

Not surprisingly, lawyers who specialize in estate planning will say “no.” However, they aren’t alone, and many of the financial experts who advise against DIY estate planning don’t actually have any skin in…

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