Atchison County, Missouri Estate Planning Lawyers
Samantha practices exclusively in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning and Special Needs Law. She received her undergraduate degree in 1990 from Tulane University in New Orleans, cum laude. She earned her law degree from Boston College Law School and received an LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Samantha currently serves on the Board of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and as Chair of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Trust and Estates Committee. Formerly the Chair of the Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee and past President of...
DEFENDING YOUR FAMILY
My name is Shelly Reneé Reece and I have been an attorney in Springfield, MO and the Southwest Missouri area since 1998. As a wife and mother of two children, I understand your family is the most important aspect of your life. I know you are going through a difficult time. You have made the right decision to seek legal advice and our family law, criminal defense, and estate planning lawyer teams look forward to assisting you through your legal matter. Our attorneys and staff will strive to give...
Among our estate planning services we offer: Wills, Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive, and Beneficiary Deeds.
Effective estate planning can:
- Care for loved ones;
- Make financial decisions;
- Make health care decisions;
- Manage the distribution of property;
- Minimize unnecessary taxes & expenses.
Alfano Law Firm helps families with probate, elder law, estate-planning, guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, and various family law matters. We know that life changing events happen and we want to help you when they do. Alfano Law Firm will guide you through the legal process and give you compassion and professionalism at an affordable cost.
We work with clients on wills, trusts, powers of attorney, deeds, living wills, guardianship for both children and adults, termination of guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, step-parent adoption, third-party adoption, divorce, child custody matters, third-party custody, grandparent rights, parenting...
Robert started his law practice to better serve the needs of the people in his hometown of Moberly, MO and the surrounding rural Mid-Missouri communities. He has gained extensive experience while employed as In-house Counsel for the Missouri Association of REALTORS® which allows him to provide a unique insight into real estate transactions and contracts. Robert's experience also affords him a unique understanding of real estate license law, and matters that affect all Missouri real estate licensees.
For the first 6 years of her career, Rachna founded and directed Jane Doe Advocacy Center, a non-profit legal service center for survivors of sexual violence. She helped survivors navigate the legal aftermath of sexual abuse, focusing her work in family court. She also coached individuals through the criminal justice system as they participated in the prosecution of their perpetrators. During her time at Jane Doe, Rachna helped more than 600 individuals who had legal questions relating to sexual...
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My experiences helping to care for my mother during her 16 years of decline from Alzheimer's, and handling her financial and legal matters after my father died, provide me with insights that I bring to my Estate Planning and Elder Law practice.
A respected attorney once told her "Caring makes this job hard, but caring is what makes you good at what you do," and she's kept those impactful words with her over the last 15 years of her career. Sara is a compassionate advocate, having been the voice of children,...
Paul received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 2015. Paul went on to obtain his law degree from St. Louis University in 2018, where he served as a student attorney in the civil advocacy clinic as well as the entrepreneurship and community development clinic. For his hard work and excellence in the SLU Legal Clinics, Paul was...
All aspects of estate planning, including wills, trusts, family limited partnerships and powers of attorney.
All aspects of entertainment law, inclusive of television, music and other media forms involving artist representation, production, licensing and merchandising.
All aspects of spirit production, branding, distribution and marketing.
Representation of injured parties in all types of personal injury and work related actions.
All aspects of business litigation.
Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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