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If you’re like many people, when you hear the word “trust” in the context of estate planning, you probably think about outrageously wealthy families or “trust fund babies” who will never have to work. While it’s true that these types often have trusts, it’s also true that even people of average means can utilize a …

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St. Louis and St. Charles Estate Planning Attorney

With the proliferation of online “do it yourself” legal services, many people wonder whether they need to hire an attorney to perform various legal tasks. This is particularly true in the area of estate planning, where there typically isn’t an active dispute or a need to file documents with the court. This means that people …

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St. Louis Estate Planning Attorney

Trusts and wills are both very popular and effective estate planning tools, and any even the most cursory do-it-yourself research into estate planning will undoubtedly mention both. Many people ask themselves whether they need a trust or a will and try and determine which will best suit their needs. The fact is that this question …

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St. Louis Guardianship Attorney

The law allows courts to appoint guardians to make decisions for people who cannot take care of themselves. In order to be subject to a guardianship, a person must suffer physical and/or mental incapacitation, generally caused by illness or injury. For example, a court would appoint a guardian for a person who is in a …

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Law Office of Kenneth Carp

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 to more concerns. This is particularly true when the funds are for someone who needs on-going care over just a lump …

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St. Louis Estate Litigation Lawyer

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 their job, everyone can envision the ideal trustee: a prudent, conscientious saint who understands that they are bound only by their fiduciary …

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Estate Planning Attorney St. Charles Missouri

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 from creditors, it protects it from your heirs themselves. By its nature, a spendthrift trust prevents heirs from racing through their inheritance, …

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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

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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