Estate Planning Questions: What is an Executor?

Executor: Naming Someone to Manage Your Estate Plan   When you hear the term “executor”, you may think of an large estate with mansions, sports cars and investment accounts. But in reality, an estate is simply all of your property and property rights. When you die, your property and your rights in property do not … Continued

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Planning for Blended Families – Yours, Mine and Ours

Estate Planning for the Blended Family Every family is different. Those with adopted children, stepchildren or serving as a guardian face unique concerns when creating an estate plan. The law treats adopted children much different than stepchildren or a child (or grandchild) where you may be serving as guardian. The good news is you have … Continued

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Transfer on Death Deeds – What you need to know

One of the easiest ways to avoid probate is to transfer your house using a special type of deed recognized in Missouri and Kansas. This type of deed is known by various names: a beneficiary deed or transfer on death deed, but the effect is the same. It allows you to retain ownership of your … Continued

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