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Kyle Krull
Overland Park, KS
Estate Planning Attorney
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Run an online search for books about "retirement planning" and you will be swamped with options. In fact, I just Googled "retirement planning books" and 2,560,00 results were found. So, how do you choose between those options (with only one lifetime to live)? Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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If you are a veteran (or know a veteran), then you know what "out-processing" means. It means you are transitioning from the current duty station to the next. On thing for sure, every veteran knows that all of your "papers" must be in order to move on. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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If you owned or listened to an 8-track player, then you are old enough to plan your estate. Question: Have you made arrangements for your estate if you die early in retirement or if you linger ... and linger ... and linger, running out of assets and dependent on family for your support. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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As unbelievable as it may sound, estate planning scams are becoming more and more common. Everyday folks are falling victim to unscrupulous and unqualified salesmen of dubious estate planning documents. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Do you have any digital assets related to your relationships (think Twitter or Facebook) and responsibilities (think online banking)? If yes, then what happens to those assets when you die? Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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I get together every few months with a handful of my fraternity pledge brothers. We call it our "board meeting" and our wives all encourage us to convene. After roll is called at a local watering hole, we catch up on one another's families and careers, well, we get down to some real life matters. It seems we are all one doctor's visit away from tough news. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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They certainly were an A-list Hollywood couple. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were separated by 25 years of age, but had two young children together before he died of cancer in 1957. Bacall, however, died only recently, surviving her husband by more than a half-century. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Elder abuse impacts about five million Americans each year. This crime, which can include physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, neglect, abandonment, and financial exploitation, will result in thousands of cases of illness, injury and suffering for these elderly victims, their loved ones and their caregivers. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Many seniors and their loved ones are confused over two very similar sounding goverment programs - Medicare and Medicaid. While the confusion is understandable, it is essential that you understand the basic differences between the two. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Retirement funds are wonderful things. They are fed pre-tax, then grow tax-deferred exponentially via that miracle of tax-deferred compounding. Can there be any downsides to this equation? Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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If you are like me, then you have seen a lot of articles of late in the financial press regarding estate planning. Perhaps you do not feel like you have an "estate" to pass on. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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The death of a close family member is a difficult experience on many levels. Aside from the grieving itself, it seems there is no "pause button" to process the process. No, many decisions and action steps cannot wait. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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When you are Jonathan Paul Manziel, the new rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns and received north of $8 million on your first NFL contract ... you might attract some attention. No, lots of it. This is especially true when your create a good bit of the attention yourself. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Have you been appointed to serve as a trustee by a family member or friend? Regardless whether you are currently serving or are waiting in the wings, be forewarned about the personal liability that attends investing trust assets. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Life is full of options when it comes to how we prioritize our time. Some things are mandatory and others are optional. However, when it comes to preparing your estate plan or backing up your hard drive ... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Are you a new parent ... or do you know someone who is? Along with middle-of-the-night feedings and diaper changes, new parents need to review their life insurance gameplan sooner rather than later. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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No, you did not misread the title. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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If your minor children were orphaned tonight, would they be okay tomorrow? In other words, have you legally appointed back-up parents (i.e., guardians) to take your place? Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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It seems Americans are willing to talk about nearly every manner of personal concerns ... except money. If you have aging parents, then having a conversation about their finances is a chat you (and they) need to have sooner rather than later. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Philip Seymour Hoffman is not the first star who has had poor estate planning. Unfortunately, Mr. Hoffman may not be the last. That noted, there is some wisdom we can glean from a sage in our past. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Chances are good that you know a "blended family" ... or, perhaps, your family is itself blended. Among the many blended family challenges, none is more delicate to navigate than that of estate planning. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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When planning for your estate, where do you start? Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Are you or another adult family member or friend single and without children? If yes, have you created your estate plan? On the other hand, if you do have an estate plan, has it been reviewed and updated? Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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It seems no topic is taboo these days. Just open up your Facebook. I am amazed at the things folks disclose about their most personal intimate details. Yikes! I bet few of them have discussed their estate plans with those loved ones who will inherit through it. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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In addition to "Death & Taxes" being the (only) two certainties in life (thank you, Benjamin Franklin), I would add "change" itself. For instance, failing to adapt your estate plan to life changes can have dire consequences. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning