Get an Estate Plan

D magazine has this fascinating story of a widow, a large bank, and a Texas-sized $8 billion verdict a jury awarded the widow. The husband died and left a multi-million dollar estate, but he didn’t have an estate plan, so chaos erupted. Sadly, the family’s relationships deteriorated, and accusations started flying that the bank wasn’t acting properly as a fiduciary in the estate’s best interests. The lesson is get an estate plan. Don’t leave your family’s well being to chance or up to the whims of a court, bank, or legislature that doesn’t know you or understand your situation. An estate plan ensures your wishes will be clearly followed and your family will be taken care of.

Life is short, and the best time to do estate planning is now. Don’t risk your family’s well being or relationships by delaying important decisions. If you need an estate plan (for any size of estate) or need help probating a loved one’s estate, my law firm is here to help. A good estate plan is affordable and will give you and your family peace of mind. My law firmJohnson Law KC LLC, works with clients on various estate planning, elder law, and probate needs, including preparing wills or helping on will contests, to help clients take care of their legal needs quickly and inexpensively, and has years of experience counseling clients on a variety of legal issues. Call (913.707.9220) or email me (steve@johnsonlawkc.com), the KC Estate Planner, today to schedule a free, convenient consultation.

(c) 2018, Stephen M. Johnson, Esq.

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When a Spouse Dies

A spouse’s death is one of the hardest experiences anyone’s likely to have in life. This article has some good tips for a widow (or other surviving spouse) about building (or using) credit to navigate financial and legal questions upon their beloved spouse’s death.

If your spouse has recently died and you need help settling their estate and legal matters, or if you need to plan ahead to be sure your spouse is well taken care of, my law firm can help. My law firmJohnson Law KC LLC, works with clients on various estate planning, elder law, and probate needs, including preparing wills or helping on will contests, to help clients take care of their legal needs quickly and inexpensively, and has years of experience counseling clients on a variety of legal issues. Call (913.707.9220) or email me (steve@johnsonlawkc.com), the KC Estate Planner, today to schedule a free, convenient consultation.

(c) 2018, Stephen M. Johnson, Esq.

Retirement Planning Meets Estate Planning

Bank Rate has these tips for retirement planning and maintaining a steady income stream. Retirement planning and estate or elder law planning are closely related, in many ways two sides of the same coin.

No matter your situation, you want your wishes to be clearly followed to protect and provide for your family and legacy. My law firmJohnson Law KC LLC, works with clients on various estate planning, elder law, and probate needs, including preparing wills or helping on will contests, to help clients take care of their legal needs quickly and inexpensively, and has years of experience counseling clients on a variety of legal issues. Call (913.707.9220) or email me (steve@johnsonlawkc.com), the KC Estate Planner, today to schedule a free, convenient consultation.

(c) 2018, Stephen M. Johnson, Esq.