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February 2018 Archives

What are the advantages of a special needs trust?

If you are the parent of a special needs child in Missouri, you have all the responsibilities of other parents, but to a higher degree. You also have the concern of caring for your child throughout his or her adult life. Establishing a special needs trust can help ensure that your child is provided for in later years.

10 things not covered during a home inspection

Buying a home is one of the most expensive purchases the average person will undertake and buyers want to make sure they understand the condition of the property they are buying. Having a home inspection completed is one way home buyers can feel more confident in their purchase.

The housing market outlook of st. louis and surrounding areas

For some cities on the map, growth has taken on an entirely new meaning. Cities such as St. Louis are hubs for start-ups, gourmet eateries and other creative niches, so it is easy to see why countless tourists and residents alike flock to the Gateway to the West. Upon closer look, what does the housing market look like for this popular city and surrounding areas? 

Estate planning the smart way

Taking the steps toward estate planning is often no easy task. The term itself can confuse many Missouri residents; not to mention, it can become an incredibly sensitive topic. There are, however, successful ways to go about solving estate planning problems.

You already have a will, so why should you update it?

Being financially responsible may be one of your best traits and creating a will preemptively is a sign of excellent planning. Yet nearly 2.5 million Americans die each year with the majority of them having nothing in writing. Having a will in place is a great practice that can help ensure your family’s well-being in the future. Once you have made a will, it is not out of sight out of mind. Even though it can be a tedious task, updating your will is a necessity.

Guardian selections for minor children

Residents in Missouri with small children who develop wills and trusts to protect their financial assets have taken a very important step toward directing the future of their estate. However, dealing with debts and assets is not all that these people should do when preparing an estate plan. Parents of minor children should also identify guardianship plans for their children. This is no easy task but is just as important if not more so than outlining plans for assets.

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