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What Is Probate of an Estate?

Probate is a legal process established by Kansas law for settling and distributing the estate of a person who passes away. The statutes contain complex provisions for determining the correct process for administration and probate of an estate, based… Read More
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How Rising Interest Rates Affect Estate Planning Strategies

Economic indicators and government statements confirm that rising interest rates are on the horizon. The fact became undeniable when the CPI (Consumer Price Index, a measure of inflation) hit a 40-year high in January 2022. Along with the other impac… Read More
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Business Succession Planning: Is Your Business Covered?

If you are a business owner, business succession planning protects your business, as well as you and your family. Without proper planning, your family and your business can encounter a myriad of legal and financial problems if you can no longer run t… Read More
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Do I Need a Living Will?

Before you decide whether you need a living will in your estate plan, it’s important to understand the limited scope of the document and what it accomplishes — as well as what it does not accomplish. If you make a living will, it is only one part… Read More
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Why You Need an Estate Plan

When you make an estate plan, you accomplish much more than just deciding what happens to your property after death. Creating an estate plan is one of the most significant steps you can take to protect your loved ones and yourself in the future. Your… Read More
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What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

A Last Will and Testament, commonly called a Will, is a basic part of most estate plans. Your Will takes effect when you pass away. It distributes property to your beneficiaries, names a person to administer your estate, and often includes other prov… Read More
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