Estate Planning: Wills & Trusts

Our estate planning attorneys assist clients with their estate planning needs. What is estate planning? Simply put, it is your plan to instruct how your assets will be distributed upon your passing or controlled if you become incapacitated. Having a Will or Trust will ensure your wishes are completed with a minimum of headaches to your beneficiaries. Whether your needs are basic, involving a simple will, or complex, involving tax planning or multi-generational transfers, our attorneys are ready to assist. A complete estate plan includes […]

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Revocable Living Trusts

We receive lots of questions about Revocable Living Trusts. Most people have heard about them but them actually understand little about them. A Revocable Living Trust is a legal document that includes instructions regarding what should be done with your assets when you die. Now, you may be thinking — isn’t that what a Will does? Yes, that’s exactly what a Will does, however, the key different between a Will and a Trust is that a Trust prevents the assets in the Trust from being […]

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Planning for the Future: For People of All Ages

Every year, many of us resolve to do some legal and financial planning—this is true regardless of your age or health status. Here are some things to consider when planning the future: Update Your Estate Plan: You need a Durable Power of Attorney for financial decisions and a Power of Attorney for healthcare decisions. You should also consider whether you want to sign a Living Will and Testament or Revocable Living Trust, detailing how you want your assets to pass at your death. An estate […]

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Medicaid Myths Part 2

Medicaid myths cause too many of society’s most vulnerable citizens to make mistakes that can cost them thousands of dollars or cause them to spend every last dime of their life savings before seeking help with nursing home and medication costs. That’s why we’ve again chosen to write about the common Medicaid myths we hear in the community. “I have to give away everything I own before I can get Medicaid” All Medicaid recipients are able to keep some of their assets and still qualify for benefits. […]

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Medicaid Myths Part 1

Medicaid was considered a complicated Program w when President Lyndon B. Johnson first signed the it into law at Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, and it has grown even more complex during each of the thirty years since. Although it is a national program, it is administered by each state. The rules and regulations are constantly changing and can vary widely from state to state. So, it’s no wonder there are many myths and inaccuracies surrounding the program. This month, we are taking a look […]

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