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Estate Planning As A Powerful Exercise In Optimism

Fri 14 Jan, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Estate Planning As A Powerful Exercise In Optimism

Many scientific studies have established that there is a wide range of benefits flowing from a positive attitude and positive thinking. At a time when many are focused on worst-case scenarios and gloomy predictions, you can resist the pull of negativity and embrace the beneficial results of positivity. This is not just an attempt to make yourself feel better in spite of reality, but rather to take full advantage of the proven benefits of positivity. …

Why Your Heirs or Beneficiaries May Receive a Smaller Inheritance Than You Thought

Fri 7 Jan, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Why Your Heirs or Beneficiaries May Receive a Smaller Inheritance Than You Thought

Although it is rare for anyone to look forward to the passing of a loved one, many people cannot help wondering about a future inheritance. Often when a person dies and leaves money or property to heirs or beneficiaries, the first thing the heirs or beneficiaries want to know is the overall value of the estate. If the executor or the trustee (the person or entity in charge of handling the final affairs of a …

Having a Conversation With Your Family About Their Estate Plan

Fri 17 Dec, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Having a Conversation With Your Family About Their Estate Plan

According to a 2019 survey carried out by Caring.com, 57% of adults in the United States have not prepared any estate planning documents such as a will or trust despite the fact that 76% viewed them as important. Many of the respondents said this was due to procrastination, while many others mistakenly believed that it was not necessary because they did not have many assets. Estate Planning Awareness Week is a great opportunity not only …

John P. Fritz Selected As 2021 Super Lawyer Rising Star

Mon 1 Nov, by on Estate Planning, Firm News, Personal Injury, Probate

John P. Fritz Selected As 2021 Super Lawyer Rising Star

Attorney John P. Fritz has been selected to the 2021 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.   

How to Avoid Estate Planning Scams

Fri 22 Oct, by on Estate Planning, Probate

How to Avoid Estate Planning Scams

Imagine spending thousands of dollars on an estate plan to protect loved ones, only to find that no true protection exists. Unfortunately, this scenario happens on a regular basis to individuals who are victims of estate planning schemes. According to a report conducted by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of people ages 50 and over, victims of financial fraud lose $34,200 on average to unscrupulous scammers.[1] In some instances, the scams are discovered before …

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