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Estate Planning After Personal Injury Settlements

Tue 8 Dec, by on Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate

Estate Planning After Personal Injury Settlements

In the hectic and sometimes dangerous world that we live in, it is an unfortunate fact of life that accidents happen and people get hurt. The U.S. legal system is designed so that those who suffer injury through the avoidable fault of others can seek compensation for those injuries. Sometimes injuries are so severe that the injured individual receives a significant sum of cash through a settlement or court judgement. Such a sudden and large …

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 …

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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