The Kansas City Magazine and 417 Magazine of Springfield recently named Kevin Checkett as top Missouri lawyer. This distinction is voted upon by other attorneys and awarded to those in the top 5% of their profession. Kevin Checkett establishe...
Practice areas & skills: Estate Planning, Bankruptcy & Debt, Banking, Business
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"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.