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Category Archives: Estate Planning – General

HIPAA – What is it and Why Should Missouri Residents Care?

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The law deals with a variety of issues but we are most concerned about the privacy rules that are a part of the Statute. In general terms they provide that a patient must give written approval prior to their “protected” health care information… Continue Reading

How to Avoid Probate in Missouri

We are asked constantly about avoiding probate.  There are many ways to do this.  What works best for your situation is a very highly individualized matter.  Essentially there are two ways. Beneficiary Designations, including Transfer on Death and other similar tools; and Revocable Living Trusts Joint ownership of property also avoids probate provided it is… Continue Reading