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Special Estate Planning Considerations for Art and Other Collections

Tue 18 Aug, by on Firm News

Special Estate Planning Considerations for Art and Other Collections

Many people have collections about which they are quite passionate: The collections may be very valuable, for example, art collections, coins, stamps, or designer handbags, or they may have more sentimental than monetary value, such as political bumper stickers, postcards, or rocks. Regardless of its dollar value, if you have a collection, it should be included in your estate plan. You should make arrangements in advance to ensure that the collection is handled in the …

Tips To Stay Safe When Driving In A Big City

Fri 14 Aug, by on Personal Injury

Tips To Stay Safe When Driving In A Big City

Whether you live in a city, or you’re visiting from a more rural area, we can all agree that when population density increases, driving can often become quite aggravating.  Nobody intends on slowing traffic; it just happens.  And when tempers flare, accidents are more common. It turns out that those driving in St. Louis are a bit more prone to getting in those accidents.  A study conducted in 2016 ranked St. Louis as the second …

Three Proven Estate Planning Strategies

Wed 12 Aug, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Three Proven Estate Planning Strategies

Estate planning is complex and continually evolving. Often, affluent families are “early adopters” of the newest and best estate planning strategies. Luckily, by working with us, you can benefit from the same estate planning strategies that affluent families do. Here are a few techniques we should discuss soon. 1. Maintain an up-to-date, trust-centered plan The foundation of your estate plan must achieve your goals and needs. Wealthy people tend to utilize estate plans with all …

Drowsy Driving: Tips for Staying Safe While on the Road

Thu 6 Aug, by on Personal Injury

Drowsy Driving: Tips for Staying Safe While on the Road

You can likely remember an instance in the past when you came close to falling asleep while driving. Although you were fortunate enough to avoid an accident, the experience likely scared you a little bit, rightfully so. The repercussions of drowsy driving are not something that many of us may take into consideration, unless we come close to, or are involved in an accident. In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that …

Your Personal Property Memorandum: 4 Tips for Success

Tue 4 Aug, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Your Personal Property Memorandum: 4 Tips for Success

What is a personal property memorandum? It is a frequently-used estate planning document that provides an opportunity to expand upon your will or trust. Many wills or trusts simply divide the whole of an estate equally between surviving family members.  But, what if you’d prefer a more detailed plan for particular items you want to leave to specific individuals? If you’d like to ensure that specific property or items in your estate are left to …

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