Protecting Families ~ Preserving Businesses

My law practice concentrates primarily on the needs of families and small business owners, focusing in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, and Business Law. I want to teach people about their options and empower them to make the best decisions for their lives. Having knowledge of the law is the best way to create the proper legal documents to address your needs and resolve issues.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to inspire, educate and motivate our clients to control their future by empowering them to make the best decisions for their businesses and their families resulting in peace of mind

Business Law

Let us help you protect your business by assisting you in setting up your business ownership documents, preparing contracts that safeguard your interests, or planning for the sale or transition of your business. Find out more:

Real Estate

Real estate matters often present themselves which require help from a lawyer. Documents may need to be prepared for selling or leasing properties and to fix ownership issues or usage rights. To find out more about real estate law:

Elder Law

A well-rounded Elder Law attorney will address a client's general estate planning issues while also advising them on planning for incapacity and possible long-term care needs, including nursing home care. For more about estate planning and elder law,
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Legal Issues and Alzheimer’s Disease

An education program by the Alzheimer’s Association. Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:00 – 4:30pm Alzheimer’s Association 3645 South Avenue Springfield, MO 65807 If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Legal issues and Alzheimer’s Disease is a workshop presented by the … Read more

Don’t Let Easements Become a Headache

If you are purchasing or leasing property — whether a home, a condominium, a farm or a business — you need to be aware of the legally binding easements that affect the title to the property. Separately recorded easements or easements created by deed will specify any rights that allow someone to use a property … Read more

What is Probate and Why Should I Avoid It?

The topic of probate brings up a lot of concerns from people who come to us for estate planning. Many have heard horror stories from families and friends. They know enough to know that they want to avoid probate, but they don’t know why or how. Probate is simply an administrative process supervised by the … Read more

Destinations Often Overlooked

It’s summer and with the kids out of school, you may be searching for activities to entertain the family. Why not take a short drive and visit one of the many destinations right here in your backyard? Often, the destinations closest to us are the ones most overlooked. Did you know that last year, Missouri … Read more

Do Online Templates Really Save You Money?

Small business owners know there is simply no way around legal paperwork. Legal documents constitute the very framework of your business, minimize your risks and help protect your interests. You can find plenty of legal templates online, whether you’re forming an LLC, buying a business, bringing on a new partner or hiring a new employee. … Read more

Korean War Veterans of the Ozarks

The Korean War Veterans of the Ozarks held their annual Memorial Day program in front of the Korean War Memorial at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery on May 29 to honor those who served in the Korean War and to remember those who did not return home. Korean War Veterans of the Ozarks chapter meets … Read more

2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sept 16, 2017

The Law Office of Sativa Boatman-Sloan, LLC & 417 Elder Law is proud to be a sponsor of Springfield’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 16, 2017. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association WAlk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, … Read more

The Senior Forum on KWTO AM560

Be sure to tune in to “The Senior Forum” on KWTO AM560 at 10:00 am on July 12 and August 9 where Sativa will be guest hosting the show. She will cover topics ranging from avoiding probate to long-term care planning. Education and outreach are a passion of the Law Office of Sativa Boatman-Sloan, LLC … Read more

What Can You Do If You Haven’t Prepared for the Nursing Home?

It happens far too often. A fall, a stroke, or other tragedy suddenly forces you to make difficult decisions about moving your loved one into a nursing home. Ideally, you have already made plans for when you are faced with these difficult decisions, so some stresses are alleviated because you are better equipped to know … Read more

Avoid the Scams Brought About by Spring Severe Weather

When severe weather strikes, such as hailstorms or tornados, and cause damage to your home and property, beware of contractors that seem to arrive out of the blue promising quick and cheap fixes. Although some are reputable, many are not. Seniors can be vulnerable to home repair scams. The scammer often specifically looks for older … Read more