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Election Update: Planning under the Biden Administration

Wed 25 Nov, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Election Update: Planning under the Biden Administration

After several days of counting ballots, Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the 2020 Presidential election by many major news outlets. Although we await the official certification of the election by each state, an official concession by President Trump, and the outcome of several pending lawsuits–which could take us into December or even January–the 2020 election and its aftermath promise significant changes in how Americans will be taxed. While it is unlikely that …

How Refinancing a Property Can Affect Your Estate Plan

Fri 20 Nov, by on Estate Planning, Probate

How Refinancing a Property Can Affect Your Estate Plan

The mortgage business is booming in many parts of the country. Historically low interest rates have created an almost frenzied environment with homeowners scrambling to refinance their home loans at these low interest rates. Even a few tenths of a percentage point of interest, over thirty years, can make a massive difference in the amount of interest that is ultimately paid on a loan. For many, it makes perfect sense to take advantage of these …

Wills vs. Trusts: In Plain English

Wed 11 Nov, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Wills vs. Trusts:  In Plain English

Everyone has heard of wills and trusts. Most articles written on these topics, however, often presume that everyone knows the basics of these important documents. But, in reality, many of us do not – and with good reason – as they are rooted in complicated, centuries-old law. If you are not an estate planning attorney, these concepts tend to remain merely that – concepts. So, if you are “fuzzy” about wills and trusts, know that …

John P. Fritz Selected As 2020 Super Lawyer Rising Star

Wed 4 Nov, by on Estate Planning, Firm News, Personal Injury, Probate

John P. Fritz Selected As 2020 Super Lawyer Rising Star

Attorney John P. Fritz has been selected to the 2020 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Missouri & Kansas receive this distinction.   

Preparing Your Beneficiaries to Receive Their Inheritance

Tue 3 Nov, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Preparing Your Beneficiaries to Receive Their Inheritance

When you hire an estate planning attorney, you are often looking for help with preparing your accounts and property to ultimately pass smoothly and safely to your loved ones. This is a key component of estate planning. An experienced estate planning attorney will put much thought and effort into ensuring that an appropriate estate plan is created using a variety of legal documents including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives. These important …

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