Have You Checked Your Beneficiary Designations Lately?

Beneficiary designations are a powerful tool for estate planning. Adding beneficiaries to your accounts gives you the opportunity to directly distribute assets after your death and helps your family avoid the expense and stress of probate. It’s extremely important to keep the names of the person or people you would like to benefit from your [...]

July 27th, 2016|

When To Update Your Will

The following is a guest blog post submitted by Gary Pratt, CGPP, Associate Director of Planned Giving for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. This is a conversation I had recently at a seminar where I was presenting on estate planning and charitable giving. Me, “When did you last update your will?” Woman, “Just [...]

December 1st, 2010|

Planning for P.E.A.C.E

In an effort to provide widely informative content to my readers, I've asked Chandra C. Ruyle, an Estate Planning Attorney and Leawood Mom,  to write a guest blog post.  She is an attorney at Cranmer Law in Leawood, KS.credit rating today Planning for P.E.A.C.E. by Chandra C. Ruyle These days, our minds are preoccupied with so many [...]

July 26th, 2010|