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ALL AREAS OF LAW

With years of experience, we are capable of assisting you with estate planning, elder law, probate, wills and trusts, business planning, tax lax, speeding tickets and other technical areas. We take pride in providing exceptional, personalized service to you and your loved ones. When you are looking for an experienced attorney to represent you, turn to The Law Offices of BJ Richardson.

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The law can be a confusing part of your life. Instead of trying to maneuver through difficult legal processes on your own, count on The Law Offices of BJ Richardson to stand by you. We would love to get to know you and discuss the best legal solution. Schedule your free 30-minute consultation today!

Estate Planning

The essence of estate planning is the “act of considering what will take place in the event of your death.” Besides regulating what will happen to your property, estate planning may also incorporate accords about any young children you may have and their property along with taxes, bypassing probate, health care while you are still alive, and what should be done with your body after death.

Probate

The probate process occurs following the death of an individual, whether they have a will or not. If there is a will, the assets of the individual are distributed as the will specifies. If there is no will, Missouri’s probate law will determine how the deceased assets are administered. Nonetheless, probate isn’t always the route taken when someone dies. Probate comes in to play dependent upon what assets are in the individual’s estate.

Wills

In a nutshell, a will is a document that distributes your assets upon your death. This all-important piece of paper makes your intent clear, such as guardianship for young children, if you become deceased during their younger years. However, a will does not prevent probate and must be recorded with a probate court upon your death in order for your property to be dispersed to your heirs or heir. A will is a crucial component of your estate plan. By creating a will, you are able to have control over your assets after your death. In addition, you can designate an executor whose purpose is to handle the administration of your estate.

Trusts

A trust is a legal document that has the authority to hold legal title to property. Trusts help you to avert the probate process or estate administration. Additionally, a trust includes safeguarding assets from creditors and death taxes. This furnishes you with a system to obtain care through a time of incapableness, and give your heirs easy access to funds.

Powers of Attorney

Probate is the means by which the court will distribute your property following your death. However, this can be an expensive process that can take a long time to resolve, which is the reason why many individuals prefer their estate plan to bypass the probate process.

Business Planning

There are the questions that need to be addressed in every business. Whether you are starting a new business or taking over one that has been around for a while, risk to your business, or to you personally because of your business, is not something to take lightly. Our team can help with all your business planning needs, from creating business contracts to entity organization and formation, and much more.

Tax Law

There’s no question that taxes are a big part of life, and regardless of how much you may feel hassled by dealing with them, there’s no way around it! You need expertise you can trust. Our law offices have helped many people oversee their tax issues during our years of offering professional tax law services prior to and during our move to the Springfield area. Our field of tax law expertise includes trust and estate taxation, gift taxes, contracts, LLC’s, S-corps, and more.

Elder Law

The term “elder law” embraces various aspects of the law. The elder population has increased substantially, and increasingly attorneys have identified certain legal issues that the elderly face. Essentially, elder law is a definitive sector of law directed towards the legal needs of the elderly, and those with special needs. Our comprehensive team of experts will address your general estate planning concerns while also advising you on readying for disability and long-term care requirements, including nursing home care. In addition, you will be informed about various assistance programs such as Medicaid, veteran benefits, and various other government programs that may help you with long-term care and professional nursing care.

Speeding Tickets

The term “elder law” embraces various aspects of the law. The elder population has increased substantially, and increasingly attorneys have identified certain legal issues that the elderly face. Essentially, elder law is a definitive sector of law directed towards the legal needs of the elderly, and those with special needs. Our comprehensive team of experts will address your general estate planning concerns while also advising you on readying for disability and long-term care requirements, including nursing home care. In addition, you will be informed about various assistance programs such as Medicaid, veteran benefits, and various other government programs that may help you with long-term care and professional nursing care.

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