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Estate Planning Attorney St. Charles Missouri

You work hard with your family’s future in mind, but many people nonetheless fail to secure that future with robust estate planning. People offer up a variety of reasons for putting off estate planning, but by engaging in some basic planning now, you’ll not only help protect your family financially but will also afford yourself …

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Estate Planning St. Charles Attorney

A trust is a legal instrument that allows a trustee to hold legal title to someone else’s property—who identified as the beneficiary. You can even be the trustee of your own trust, which allows you complete control over all the property held in that trust. A living trust (an inter vivos trust) refers to a …

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Estate Planning Attorney St. Charles Missouri

You probably understand how critical estate planning is for your family’s future, but it’s nonetheless one of those things that many people find many reasons to put off—sometimes, indefinitely. Putting in the time and effort to effectively plan your estate, however, can go a long way towards protecting your family’s future finances and can allow …

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Estate Planning Attorney St. Charles Missouri

You’ve put in the time and effort to create a legal trust that’s an effective tool for you right now, but what happens as your circumstances evolve? It’s something to think about, and a somewhat-recent case in Missouri highlights the importance of the issue. When it comes to your trust, don’t leave anything to chance; …

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Estate Planning Attorney St. Charles Missouri

Getting Divorced? It’s Time to Update Your Estate Plan There are many painful disputes to be resolved in a divorce case. Dividing assets, allocating debt, negotiating child custody arrangements, settling on alimony and child support, and other painful considerations can make former couples weary of dealing with the legal system. Despite this, it is important …

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Estate Planning Attorney St. Charles Missouri

Creating a Living Will in Missouri There are a lot of difficult discussions that come with holidays, such as which spouse’s family you are having dinner with, whether you’re eating turkey or ham, and which matching sweater the family will be wearing for your yearly holiday card. In all these difficult discussions we often overlook …

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Estate Planning St. Charles Attorney

What Won’t Be Protected in Your Missouri Will When you’ve spent your entire life working, there comes a point where you start to contemplate who you will leave the products of your hard earned work to. Naturally, you start looking into drafting a will that will detail who you want to leave your most prized …

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Wills and Estate Planning St. Charles Attorney

Allowing your assets to go into probate is both arduous and expensive. For this reason, probate should be avoided at all costs. Missouri law allows for a myriad of ways to avoid probate, which include the living trust, Payable-on-death designation for bank accounts, beneficiary deeds and joint ownership. It will behoove you to inform yourself …

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Estate Planning Lawyer St. Charles Missouri

What a Missouri Will Can’t Do A last will and testament is an expression of a person’s intent for the resolution of financial affairs upon death. Because this is an expression of personal choice, many testators—those with wills—are surprised to learn that the law limits wills, and probate courts will not enforce certain provisions. In …

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Estate Planning St. Charles Attorney

The strategic use of financial planning tools can address tax obligations, legal liability, and management of assets. Contact attorney Kenneth P. Carp today to learn more about how an experienced Missouri estate planning attorney can help you meet your financial goals. What Is an Inter Vivos Trust? An inter vivos trust—also known as a living …

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