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Kyle Krull
Overland Park, KS
Estate Planning Attorney
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So, can having an elder law attorney be beneficial to your health? Yes, indeed, it seems. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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We all make mistakes, right? The key is to learn from them and not repeat them. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Yesterday we asked and answered the question "Should I have a Trust?" Today, we will get down in the weeds a tad further regarding the "why" behind the answer ... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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A: Yes, Virginia, trusts are appropriate for some folks. However, for some a trust is too much ... and for others a trust is not enough. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Here is an end-or-the -week update on the continuing melodrama surrounding the estate of the late great baseball legend Ernie Banks. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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If you have an estate plan, congratulations. If you have not reviewed and updated that plan over the years, then not good. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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This week we already have reviewed some considerations when choosing an executor for your will. Now, we turn our focus to choosing a trustee to handle that inheritance once the executor has finished "executing" the will in probate. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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The will to succeed is for naught without the will to prepare. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Bedding? Check. Laptop? Check. Activities pass? Check. Advance Health Care Directive and General Durable Power of Attorney? Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Is your money retired? If you are retired, then that is not good. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Today we are going to pivot from estate planning and consider caregiving for senior loved ones. Specifically, what you need to know about the helping with their finances, to include a helpful online resource. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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If you have been following this blog, then you are no doubt aware of the recent passing of of 22-year old Bobbi Kristina Brown. The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, her tragic death provides valuable estate planning lessons for us all. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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For many, the word "probate," when used in the context of estate planning conjures up all manner of negative emotions. Curiously, most folks do not know what probate is, let alone why they may want to avoid it. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Would you agree that there is too little "good news" in the news these days? In my undergraduate broadcast journalism training we learned that if a story "bleeds," then it leads. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Have you entered into a nursing home contract for a loved one? Are you likely to do so in the future? If yes, then beware of an "arbitration" clause that may restrict the rights of your elderly loved one should he or she be injured ... or worse. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Would you believe the average online American has 25 accounts, according to a Microsoft study. Would you believe that 72% of us have an online presence or use social media. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Few life events are more stressful than dealing with the loss of close family members, especially parents. At a time of grieving, unfortunately, there are certain financial matters that need your attention, too. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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I know I have had a few blog posts on the estate controversy following the death of Hall of Fame baseball star Ernie Banks. This is an update for readers who are baseball and, especially, Cubs fans. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Are you serving as a newly appointed executor (also known as a "personal representative") over the estate of a deceased family member or friend? If yes, then there are a lot of things you must do in that role. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Does your family have a history of Alzheimer's or dementia? If yes, then denial the worst thing you can do. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Remember when your parents had that awkward "talk" with you somewhere around seventh grade? It was no fun for them and no fun for you. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
Whether you call it the "death tax" or the "estate tax," it is really the same animal. Albeit the color of the animal will be red or blue depending on your own political and economic perspective. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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If you are a business owner on main street or where two gravel roads cross between soybean fields, then you must take extra care when it is time to "transition" or "transfer" your business. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Two things I have observed over more than 30 years of estate planning: first, the devil is in the details; and, second, no one knows your estate planning wishes like you do. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning