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Avoiding Probate in Missouri

Going through probate can be time consuming and expensive, so it’s a good idea to do everything you can to avoid probate or to streamline the probate process. With a little planning, avoiding probate in Missouri is possible, and our skilled probate attorney can show you how.

The most obvious things to do to avoid probate include:

  • Work with a professional to create a living trust
  • Make your financial accounts “payable on death”
  • Make your securities “transferable on death”
  • Establish joint ownership of real estate and other property
  • Create transfer-on-death deeds for real estate
  • Create transfe [...]

How to declare bankruptcy on credit cards

Falling behind on credit card debt can leave you feeling overwhelmed and trapped. Large credit card debt causes a domino effect of cascading problems. First, if your credit cards are maxed out, then just making minimum payments can mean lots of money, which leaves less for day-to-day living expenses. You can also incur late fees and over-the-limit fees, which cause the total amount you owe to keep climbing. If you fall far enough behind, your debt can go into collections, and you face constant harassing phone calls from collections agencies. Finally, overdue debt can be hard on your credit score, causing it to tumble.

If you face overwhelming debt, it may be time to declare [...]

When Should I Update My Estate Plan?

Creating an estate plan is one of the most important things you can do to protect and provide for your family in the future.  With a little bit of time and a skilled estate planning attorney, you can create a customized trust or will and estate plan that anticipates your unique needs and leverages the most advantageous use of your assets.

Whether it’s by providing for heirs, avoiding onerous taxes, overseeing property and real estate or creating charitable giving opportunities, an estate plan can lay out all of your current and future wishes in a neat and comprehensive document. To ensure the bes [...]

How do I create an LLC in Missouri?

Choosing the right business structure is an important decision. By researching your options and considering your future business goals, you can make the best choice. There are currently about 127,000 active LLCs in Missouri. If you’re wondering how to create an LLC in this state, read on for important ideas.

The first thing to do is hire a qualified business attorney who can partner with you to efficiently and comprehensively complete paperwork required by the state to create an LLC.  Leveraging a skilled attorney’s past experience can help you avoid pitfalls and benefit from his legal acumen.  To [...]