Before it was popular, Martha was practicing Elder Law. Before other attorneys were... more
Before it was popular, Martha was practicing Elder Law. Before other attorneys were touting themselves as the gurus of special needs planning, Martha had already blazed the trail. She began her practice working in a general practice firm where the attorneys did just about anything, but, none of the attorneys wanted to represent clients in guardianship cases. Martha signed on as the attorney for... view profile
My law practice is based on the idea that everyone needs a lawyer sometimes -- not... more
My law practice is based on the idea that everyone needs a lawyer sometimes -- not just rich people, but regular people too. So, I try to speak in plain English, charge affordable rates, and write papers that people can understand. There is never a charge for the first meeting. That way, people can feel comfortable talking about their problem without focusing on their watch. Please feel free to... view profile
I understand the impact of debt on lives and the urgent need some Missourians have... more
I understand the impact of debt on lives and the urgent need some Missourians have for a fresh start or a repayment plan to bring debt down to maneageable levels. My hobby & passion is photography, usually nature (a sample photograph is in my profile) A 7th-generation Missourian, son of a shoe-cutter and a Sunday School teacher from Bollinger County. Proud to be the first lawyer in my family.
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.