Exploitation, Neglect and Abuse of the Elderly

Elder Abuse  Every year thousands of seniors living in Missouri, even Springfield, are neglected, abused and exploited. Many victims are individuals, who are old and vulnerable and rely on other individuals to handle their daily activities such as feeding, laundry, and cleaning among other basic activities. Most culprits who commit elder abuse, are people given great…

How a Personal trust is Set Up

Setting up a personal trust is not just a task for the rich and famous, anyone can set up a personal trust, as it is a legal mechanism that allows you to put conditions on how and when your property will be distributed to your heirs. Personal trusts also allow you to reduce your estate…

Do you need a Buy-Sell agreement?

What is it? In simple terms a buy-sell agreement, also called a shareholders agreement, is a contract or agreement between the owners and shareholders of a business, used to facilitate the smooth transfer of business ownership interests. It clearly lays out orderly procedures and controls that should be used in the transfer of shareholder interests…

Do I need an Estate Plan?

Do I need an Estate Plan? As a property owner, the question that constantly rings in one’s mind is, Do I need an estate plan? Well, the answer to this question is Yes, definitely. An estate plan is one of the most important things that every person who owns any property, whether in small or…

Understanding Innocent Spouse Relief Tax

Filing returns can be a tedious and time-consuming job, and one should ensure that they are well equipped with all the necessary information regarding the entire process. There are no shortcuts to filing returns since they are a government requirement which must be met by all citizens. There are different types of taxes and reliefs….