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Kyle Krull
Overland Park, KS
Estate Planning Attorney
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If you have a "significant other" who is not your "spouse," then you already know some of the estate planning challenges when one partner dies. The surviving partner could be out on the street (literally) when it comes to residing in the home you share. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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What do Millennials want out of money? Freedom, baby, freedom. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Will you run out of money before you run out of life? That is a common concern of seniors. The mistakes they make are usually because they do not know what they do not know. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Have you heard that your retirement plan and your estate plan are both worthy of your focus and follow through? Well, it is true. They go together like the famous Swiss ice skating duo of Frick and Frack. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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I went to a Burton Cummings performance last Wednesday night at Knuckleheads Saloon. What a hoot. Mr. Cummings was the front man for The Guess Who back in the day. His songs (many co-written with Randy Bachman) formed a good part of the soundtrack for the late 1960s and 1970s. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Elder abuse, whether financial or physical, is shameful. And it is a big problem in every state. It looks like Oregon may take action to fund a new state prosecutor to assist county attorneys with elder abuse prosecutions. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Tax day came and went yesterday. Woo-hoo! Oh, unless you are on extension, that is. Regardless, now is the time to make plans for next year. If you are a farmer or a rancher, then that mean looking into retirement saving solutions. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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No, you read that headline correctly. With a tip of the hat to Benjamin Franklin for the "Death & Taxes" part, debts can be an important estate planning consideration. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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I have never watched the Fox television drama "Empire" and do not intend to watch it in the future. Truth be told, I am not what you might call a television viewer. Why? Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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You know you need an estate plan of your own, right? Well, there is that internet service that runs ads on radio talks shows disclosing that, while it "is not a law firm," it can prepare your most important and personal estate planning legal documents online based on your specific instructions .... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Most charitable gifts are, to borrow from current college basketball parlance, one-and-dones. The gift is made to the charity and that is that. And that is all well and good. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Some folks like the feel of paper, while others prefer going paperless. When it comes to your stocks and bond, do you prefer paper or digital? There are solid arguments either way. However, when it comes to estate planning, the answer may surprise you. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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It is the ultimate elephant in the room. Death. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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The rules and regs governing the creation, accumulation and distribution of Individual Retirement Accounts are some of the most complex in the entire tax code. The IRS and the taxpayers have decidedly different agendas. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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As I type this we are only an hour away from the tip-off of the Duke vs. Wisconsin basketball game. Since this is college basketball's annual fantastic final feast - the NCAA Basketball National Championship Game - it seems only meet and right to recognize The Legendary Coach Dean Smith who died on February 7, 2015. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Do you stay abreast of local, regional, national and world events? In my 55 years I have never seen times quite like these. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Have you ever heard of "elder law"? If yes, then what exactly is it? And, even more important, should you learn more about elder law? Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Your estate planning attorney will take you through a discussion of your options. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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I have never seen the Netflix series "House of Cards," but I understand Kevin Spacey plays yet another interesting character. I mean, can you really get a better (or a more complex) character than "Verbal/Keyser Soze" in "The Usual Suspects"? From what I hear and read, however, his latest character Frank Underwood is a real piece of work. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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You cannot swing a dead cat these days without hitting a story reminding you to plan for retirement. Indeed, that is important. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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If you are giving while you are living, then you are knowing where it is going. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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It appears another state is looking to bag its "Rule Against Perpetuities" limiting the number of years assets may be held in trust. Legislation is awaiting the signature of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. The vote in the House sending the legislation to his desk passed with a 105-12 vote. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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When one spouse is in a nursing home, he or she is referred to as the "institutional" spouse in Medicaid-speak. The other spouse, the one who remains at home is referred to as the "community" spouse. Naturally, the primary focus is usually on the one needing care. The community spouse, however, still has his or her own unique needs. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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It was a recurring rejoinder in every Smother's Brothers sketch. Back in the 1960s, Tom and Dick Smothers entertained audiences with their folk songs and humor. The humor routinely interrupted their folk songs as an argument would break out over anything or nothing. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning