Estate Planning for Missouri Families

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You want a plan to make sure your loved ones are taken care of and your affairs are in order but...

you don’t know what is best for your family,

where to start,

or maybe even the right questions to ask,

and how much it will cost.

Which probably makes you feel confused, overwhelmed and maybe even a little powerless.

I look forward to working with you so that you can stop worrying about leaving your loved ones unprepared for one of the most emotional and stressful times in life.

richard russell law
Richard A. Russell
Attorney - CPA

If you are like most people, you want a plan to make sure your loved ones are taken care of and your affairs are in order but you have put it off for a long time.

And and it feels like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders when you think about all the decisions to be made.

I can help!

I walk you through the process one step at a time, teach you what you need to know, make sure you understand the ins and outs of your plan, and give you the support and tools you need.

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Priscilla, Springfield

I was referred to Richard by my financial advisor because I recently moved to Missouri and wasn’t sure if I needed to update my estate plan from 2014. Richard reviewed my plan with me and helped me understand the changes I needed to make. I recommend Richard if you haven’t updated your plan in a while.

Priscilla ... Springfield

Frank & Donna, Springfield

It had been a number of years since we last updated our estate documents. We needed to make some changes and we wanted to make sure our documents were up-to-date. Richard was easy to work with and helped us set-up our online portal for easy access to our important documents. We recommend Richard if you need your estate documents updated.

Frank & Donna ... Springfield

Manuel, Springfield

There were some pretty significant changes to my family situation, and I wasn’t sure whether my estate plan took care of these new circumstances. Richard developed a new plan that makes sure my family is taken care of. I am confident that things will be handled correctly when I am gone.

Manuel ... Springfield

Frequently Asked Questions

Who needs an Estate Plan?

Estate planning is important for individuals with a wide range of financial situations. In fact, estate planning may be more important if you aren’t wealthy because mistakes will have a much greater impact on your loved ones. Read More...

What is a Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is a legal document that allows one person, called an agent, to act on behalf of another, called the principal. Another name for agent is "attorney-in-fact." Read More...

Do I need a Will?

A Will is a legal document that is used in probate to distribute your assets to your beneficiaries after you die. It is also used to name a guardian and conservator to care for your minor child. Read More... 

What is an Advance Directive?

An advance directive is a legal document that provides direction regarding your health care if you become incapacitated. It's also called a living will or a health care directive. Read More...

Do I need a Revocable Trust?

A trust is a legal document that is used to hold, manage, and distribute your money and property for your benefit (if you are incapacitated) and your beneficiaries (after you die). Read More...

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