Legal/Financial

Serving As A Trustee, Power of Attorney or Executor Can Be A Nightmare

Serving as a trustee, power of attorney or executor in Missouri can be a nightmare. I often receive calls from the children of former clients who are now acting as a trustee for a parent’s living trust, acting as their power of attorney or if Mom or Dad passed away, serving as the executor or personal representative of their estate.

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Prince has Died: What about his estate?


By Charles J. Moore - Attorney at Law

As we all know by now, legendary musician Prince unexpectedly passed away recently at 58. While the circumstances of his death are unclear, what is also unclear is who will get his estate, whether he had a will or a trust set up and the particulars of who will be in charge of what has been estimated to be a $300 million estate.

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Understanding Deeds


By Charles J. Moore, Attorney at Law


If you are the owner of a piece of property, you acquired the property by a deed, which gives you title and ownership of the property.  Are there different kinds of deeds?  Yes there are. 

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Eight Biggest Reasons You Need an Estate Plan


By Charles J. Moore, Attorney at Law

You don’t have to be a millionaire to benefit from an estate plan.  If you own a home, have minor children, have grown children in their own marriages, have been divorced, own a business or expect to receive an inheritance of your own, you can definitely benefit by drafting a living trust, will, powers of attorney and livings wills.

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What Do Low Oil Prices Mean for Investors?


Submitted by Ben Waggoner, CFP®  – Edward Jones, New Melle 

As you’ve no doubt noticed, your trips to the gas station have been a lot more pleasant these past several months. There’s not much doubt that low oil prices have been welcome to you as a driver. But when oil is cheap, is that good for you as an investor? 

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