Who Is Responsible For A Deceased Relative’s Debt?

Who Is Responsible For A Deceased Relative’s Debt?
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A DECEASED RELATIVE’S DEBT? When someone passes away, their family members may not expect debt collectors to seek payment for the decedent’s debt, but this practice [...]
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STARTING THE PROBATE PROCESS – ARTICLE 1 of 3
STARTING THE PROBATE PROCESS – ARTICLE 1 of 3               Starting the probate process when a person dies can be an intimidating process.  My experience as a probate attorney Creve [...]
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What Happens To My Joint Trust If I Get Divorced?
    What Happens To My Joint Trust If I Get Divorced?               Going through a divorce can be an extremely painful, stressful and seemingly unending process.  It affects so [...]
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Keep Your Original Will In A Safe Place…
Keep Your Original Will In A Safe Place… I recently had a case where the aunt of a client had passed away but we could only find a copy of [...]
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Own Property in Missouri? Get A Beneficiary Deed
OWN PROPERTY IN MISSOURI?  GET A BENEFICIARY DEED If you are a landowner / homeowner in Missouri, part of getting your affairs in order should include having a beneficiary deed [...]
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Missouri Probate: The Small Estate
MISSOURI PROBATE:  THE SMALL ESTATE If you are familiar with the term probate, you may know it almost as a vulgarity or a swear word, rather than the process by [...]
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Common myths about wills…
          Myth 1 – A Will avoids probate. In Missouri, unless the assets of the estate are less than $40,000, probate is generally required.  If real [...]
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What are the fees for probate in Missouri?
What are the fees for probate in Missouri? Probate involves several types of fees and costs, which fall primarily into four categories. First is a bond premium.  The probate estate [...]
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What happens if I don’t have a will in Missouri?
What happens if I don’t have a will in Missouri? When you execute a will, you are deciding who gets your stuff when you pass away.  You get to name [...]
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Avoiding Probate in Missouri
Avoiding probate in Missouri saves time, money and sanity.. A primary goal of almost all of my estate planning clients is to avoid probate.  Probate is the process by which [...]
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