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State Estate and Inheritance Taxes: Does Your State Have Them and How Should You Plan for Them

Tue 19 May, by on Estate Planning

State Estate and Inheritance Taxes: Does Your State Have Them and How Should You Plan for Them

The federal gift and estate tax exclusion is currently very high—$11.58 million for an individual and $23.16 million for a married couple in 2020. As a result, only very wealthy people currently need to be concerned that their estates will be taxable at the federal level, at least until 2026, when the increased exclusion amount is scheduled to return to the $5 million (adjusted for inflation) exclusion in place before the 2017 Tax Cuts and …

Caring For Yourself Through Estate Planning

Fri 15 May, by on Estate Planning

Caring For Yourself Through Estate Planning

Time seems to be the one thing we just can’t get enough of. This is especially true if you are one of our nurses or frontline healthcare workers. You work tirelessly caring for others and may not have a lot of free time to work on your estate planning. If you are able to answer the following questions or at least think them through, you can get a jump start on the estate planning process …

Distracted Driving: Statistics and Tips to Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Tue 28 Apr, by on Personal Injury

Distracted Driving: Statistics and Tips to Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Each year, distracted drivers cause thousands of car accidents and fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.” In Missouri, legislators have tried to reduce the number of car accidents and fatalities by prohibiting certain individuals from texting and emailing while driving.  Distracted …

America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

Wed 22 Apr, by on Firm News, Personal Injury

America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

April 20, 2020 – Announcing the selection of John P. Fritz among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® in Missouri for 2020.  Selection to America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional litigators for high-value personal injury, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice matters.  To be considered for selection, an attorney must focus more than 50% of their active legal practice on …

Take Your Power Back from COVID-19: Estate Planning Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Wed 22 Apr, by on Estate Planning

Take Your Power Back from COVID-19: Estate Planning Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

News about the coronavirus is everywhere, and we have all been affected by it in some way, even if we are currently completely healthy. Although it may seem as though circumstances are spinning beyond our control, we are not powerless. There are steps we can take to protect ourselves and our families, both physically and financially. First, we can exercise caution in our interactions with others to ensure their health as well as our own, …

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