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April 6 | | Elder Law

Legal resources for older adults The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is a professional association of lawyers who are committed to improving the quality of legal services provided to individuals as they get older and people who have speci...

Can Beneficiary Deeds Protect from Medicaid Estate Recovery in Missouri?

Can Beneficiary Deeds Protect from Medicaid Estate Recovery in Missouri?

September 23 | | Medicaid

Medicaid is a federal program that aims to provide low-income individuals and families with basic medical care. As such, there are stringent qualification requirements for people who wish to receive benefits under the program.  Likewise, because of the extensive cost of the Medicaid program to the ...

Does My Will Cover My Long-Term Care Needs?

Does My Will Cover My Long-Term Care Needs?

September 3 | | Trust Administration

A Last Will and Testament is direction to a judge administering your probate estate about your wishes to pass the property in your estate after you pass away.  It is the estate planning tool with which most people are most familiar, and many people believe that is the only tool they need to wor...

How Do You Choose a Capable Trustee?

How Do You Choose a Capable Trustee?

August 31 | | Trust Administration

If you have decided to create a trust, you must choose someone to serve as the trustee to ensure the trust is administered according to your wishes. The trustee1 is the manager of the trust assets.  The rules the trustee must follow are contained in the trust document itself.  The trust tells th...

What is the Missouri ABLE Act and How Will It Affect You?

What is the Missouri ABLE Act and How Will It Affect You?

August 4 | | Elder Law

Individuals with disabilities that prevent them from working and earning a living nonetheless have financial needs. On June 29, 2015 Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed the Missouri Achieving a Better Life1 (ABLE) act into law, allowing individuals to make contributions into an account for the purp...

Why Do I Need a Comprehensive Estate Plan?

Why Do I Need a Comprehensive Estate Plan?

April 21 | | Estate Planning

Contrary to what many people may believe, all of us have an estate. A person’s estate is comprised of everything that he or she owns, including his or her personal property, real estate, bank accounts, retirement accounts, and other assets. When a person passes away, these assets will be dispersed...

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