Creating a Revocable, or Living Trust in Missouri is basically a two step process.  The first, and most easily understandable, is creating the Trust document itself.  This is done after discussing all options and carefully putting together the instrument, and then signing it. A second step that is nearly as important is the “funding” of…

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Once again last week I got to explain to a client that Wills only work through the probate system.  A very, very nice lady came in with her elderly mother’s will.  It had been prepared by an out of town firm by a lawyer recommended by a financial planner.  The will was simple, but valid.  When…

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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…

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