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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Got Rental Property?

In today’s real estate market, many homeowners are opting to purchase a new home and convert their current house into an investment property. Whether handling the renting process themselves or using a property management company, it’s not unusual for the business structure regarding ownership of the rental property to be overlooked. If you own your … Read more

How Often Should I Review My Estate Plan?

Although there is no set time to review your estate plan, the new year is a good opportunity to reflect on any significant changes in your life during the past year to determine if your plan still meets all your goals. Time has a way of passing quickly, and it is easy to put your … Read more

Elder Law Education

Elder law is a remarkably diverse area of practice. My philosophy is to reach out to the community to provide education on topics such as estate planning, elder law, options for financing nursing home care, and guardianship proceedings for seniors and their families. If you belong to an organization and would like for me to … Read more

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