My elder law practice assists people with all phases of their life planning. It is a rewarding career and I truly enjoy resolving issues for my clients. I was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri and graduated from Glendale High School in 1989. I graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1996, and practiced law in St. Louis for several years before returning home to Springfield in 2004.
For my early years practicing law, real estate and business law were my primary areas of focus. As my estate planning practice began to grow, it became clear that many clients needed additional information concerning planning for long term care expenses. Their needs prompted me to add elder law to my practice areas. For estate planning, I concentrate on educating my clients about how to avoid probate and properly direct their assets to their chosen beneficiaries. With nursing home planning, I inform my clients about their options to avoid spending their life savings paying for nursing home care. In cases of disability, I explain Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Trusts, and guardianships with families. When a relative dies and probate was not avoided, I guide my clients compassionately through the process.
It is important that people understand how to protect their assets whether it is in relation to disability, long term care, or upon death. As an attorney, my philosophy is to inform my clients about their options so they can make educated decisions about all aspects of their life planning.
- Greene County Estate Planning Council
- Junior League of Springfield
- Missouri Bar Association
- Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee
- Missouri Bar Probate & Trust Committee
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
- National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
- Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (SMBA) Probate & Trust Committee (2012 Chair)
- Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
I grew up in St Louis Missouri, then moved to Oklahoma to attend college. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2005 with a major in International and Latin American studies and a minor in Anthropology. While looking for a job in my field, I worked at The Hartford Insurance Company which services small businesses and AARP policyholders. During the training process, I was introduced to insurance law and it was so interesting to me that I decided to go to law school. While in law school, I was drawn to the transactional side of law practice, including contracts, estate planning, and business transactions. After graduating from law school in 2012, I moved to Springfield to be a Trial Attorney for the Public Defender’s office where I handled juvenile delinquency, abuse and neglect cases, and later took a position with a local personal injury law firm. Although the work was interesting and challenging, I knew the best fit for me was in transactional law with a focus on seniors and business owners.
In May of 2018, I joined the Law Office of Sativa-Boatman Sloan, LLC and every day I wake up excited to go into work. I enjoy being able to meet with clients and help put their minds at ease, knowing that everything they worked so hard for will be protected and handled the way they want it after their death. The other aspects I find equally rewarding are helping families through the difficult process of making decisions about nursing home care for their loved ones, or guiding them through the process of guardianship.
Outside of work, I enjoy yoga and being in nature, whether hiking, camping, kayaking or swimming. I also love being a part of the Springfield community and experiencing all of the great events and festivals. I have two fur-children who I have raised for the past 13 years and we go on as many adventures as we can find time for.
- The University of Oklahoma - Norman, Bachelor of Arts, 2005
- The University of Tulsa - College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2012
- Missouri, 2012