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Elder Law

Elder Law is a legal practice area that focuses on the unique legal issues affecting senior citizens, including estate planning, healthcare, long-term care planning, guardianship, and protection from elder abuse. Elder Law attorneys are equipped to provide legal assistance to seniors and their families, and they understand the complexities and nuances of laws and regulations that affect the aging population.

Overall, Elder Law attorneys work to protect the legal rights and interests of seniors, providing guidance and support to help them navigate the complex legal landscape and plan for a secure and comfortable future.

Learn more about our Elder Law services.

Navigating Farm and Ranch Succession Planning

Navigating Farm and Ranch Succession Planning

From safeguarding agricultural assets to fostering smooth succession transitions, the decisions you make today will shape the future of your farm or ranch. We examine the nuances of succession strategies for farmers and ranchers, strategies to consider and why it’s important to plan now.

Estate Planning and Long-Term Care: How Can Seniors Afford Skilled Nursing in Their Senior Years in Cape Girardeau.

Estate Planning and Long-Term Care: How Can Seniors Afford Skilled Nursing in Their Senior Years in Cape Girardeau.

Discover effective estate planning strategies for seniors in Cape Girardeau. Find out how to afford skilled nursing care in your senior years.

What Do I Need to Do When a Loved One Dies?

What Do I Need to Do When a Loved One Dies?

It’s easy to overlook an important task after a spouse or other loved one passes away – like retitling assets. It’s a little thing with big ramifications. Follow this checklist to help make a challenging time less confusing.

Communication is Key in Generational Estate Planning

Communication is Key in Generational Estate Planning

For most families, the estate planning process is more involved than simply naming beneficiaries. While the primary goal of estate planning is transferring assets in an orderly and tax-efficient manner, it’s just as important to focus on preserving wealth across generations.

Here’s Why You Need an Estate Plan

Here’s Why You Need an Estate Plan

No matter what line of work you are in, estate planning has facets that apply to everyone, and it comes down to documenting wishes and avoiding probate and unnecessary taxes. Too many people put it off, but, in general, the sooner you do it, the better.

Why a Healthcare Directive is More Critical Now than Ever

As we all adjust and adapt to a world with coronavirus, I wanted to check-in and let you know some of the issues that we are encountering. Today that is about Healthcare Directives. First, my friends and associates in healthcare in Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff tell me that although they we haven’t seen many […]

Estate Planning and Coronavirus

Over the last two weeks we have been receiving this type of phone call, “Hi, I’m calling because I don’t have any estate planning done and I need to get a Will.” These potential clients are calling because they know they need a Will (actually they need more than a Will but that’s another conversation…) […]

Three Reasons Why Giving Your House to Your Children Isn’t the Best Way to Protect It From Medicaid

Would Giving Your House to our Children be a Good Decision? You may be afraid of losing your home if you have to enter a nursing home and apply for Medicaid. While this fear is well-founded, transferring the home to your children is usually not the best way to protect it. Although you generally do […]

How Much Does a Nursing Home in Missouri Cost?

The 2018 data is in. The cost of Skilled Nursing Home Care in Missouri according to Genworth is $5,543 per month for a private room and $5,019 per month for a semi-private room. That’s a cost of $66,516 per year for a private room and $60,228 for a semi-private room. How does this cost compare? Nursing home […]

Senior Matters Expo

senior matters expo 2018 On Saturday, October 6, 2018 we were at the Senior Matters Expo at the Drury Plaza Conference Center in Cape Girardeau. The Senior Matters Expo is for seniors by age (65+) and seniors in high school (age 18). The result is that you have vendors ranging from nursing homes to clothing […]

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