What are some grounds upon which a will contest can occur?

The death of a loved one in is an emotionally difficult time for just about anyone in Kansas City. Sometimes this grief is eased if their loved one left a will, which states without question how their loved one wants their property distributed. However, what happens if you disagree with the contents of the will?… Read More »

A well-rounded estate plan includes a variety of legal documents

Some people in Kansas City, when they hear the phrase “estate planning,” think of creating a will, and then end it there. However, there are many different kinds of documents that make up a well-rounded estate plan. That being said, there can be some confusion as to what these various types of documents accomplish. First… Read More »

What you can accomplish with will planning

2016 has seen its fair share of celebrity deaths. While some celebrities had estate plans in place, others, such as music legend Prince, died without even creating a will. They serve as an example, that no matter what your wealth, dying without an estate plan can cause many legal headaches for loved ones left behind…. Read More »

Trusts can be of use both during your life and after your death

Most people in Kansas City associate estate planning with death. However, with trusts, an individual can control his or her assets during his or her lifetime in a way that is impossible with only a will. This blog has touched on certain types of trusts in the past. Today we are going to examine three… Read More »

How can estate planning help those nearing the end of their life?

Unfortunately, not everyone in Kansas City creates an estate plan while they are still in good health. Unless they have simply reached a very old age, people cannot predict when they will be nearing the end of their lives, as a grave illness or disabling accident could strike anyone, young or old. However, even if… Read More »

Think you don’t need an estate plan? Think again

Some individuals in Kansas City may think they do not need estate plans. After all, maybe they don’t have much in the way of wealth. Some simply trust that their loved ones will take care of things after they are gone. And some don’t want to think about the fact that some day they will… Read More »

How can one create a living will in Kansas?

Thinking about what you would want done with regards to life-sustaining procedures is not pleasant, and can be down-right uncomfortable. However, making such decisions as part of an estate plan can ensure that your wishes will be met, and your loved ones won’t be put in a situation in which they’d have to guess as… Read More »

Key life events may warrant a review of your estate plan

Making an estate plan is a good way for Kansas City residents to ensure their assets and medical care will be handled in the manner they prefer should they become incapacitated or pass away. However, it is important to blow the dust off that old estate plan from time to time, to make sure it… Read More »

It’s never too late in life to consider estate planning

Kansas City residents may understand the importance of creating an estate plan, but may be unsure of where to start or what to do. That is when the advice of a dedicated attorney, such as those at Stockton & Stern, LLC, can come into play, particularly if you are creating an estate plan for the… Read More »

An estate plan can come in handy both before and after death

Some people in Kansas City put off creating an estate plan, thinking that they can wait until they’re in their old age to do so. While it is important for a person to have an estate plan in place when he or she passes away, estate plans can also come in handy when a person… Read More »