Avoiding Probate 101

So you decided you want to avoid probate. How do you ensure your estate and assets don’t wind up in Probate Court? There are several good ways to avoid probate:

  • Trusts
  • Joint tenancy with rights of survivorship (JTWROS)
  • Tenancy by the entirety (Missouri married couples only)
  • Pay on death (POD) accounts
  • Transfer on death (TOD) accounts or deeds
  • Beneficiary deeds (Missouri)
  • Beneficiary designations (life insurance, retirement accounts, and some other accounts)
  • Small estates

My law firmJohnson Law KC LLC, can help you avoid probate. Call (913.707.9220) or email us (steve@johnsonlawkc.com) to schedule a free, convenient consultation.

(c) 2015, Stephen M. Johnson, Esq.

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