Top 7 Pitfalls When Buying a Business

Top 7 PItfalls When Buying a Business

Purchasing a business is exciting, but the process can be tricky and confusing. There are a variety of variables you should consider before signing on the dotted line. Here are seven common pitfalls: Not forming a business entity. Don’t begin signing contracts, leases, or loan agreements in your own name without planning and implementing your … Read more

Wills and Revocable Trusts: Know the Differences

Wills and Revocable Trusts Know the Differences

Wills and revocable trusts are beneficial planning documents used to pass assets on to beneficiaries after death. However, there are very distinct differences. To make the best decision for your family, you should know the three major distinctions between wills and revocable trusts. Privacy When a will is administered, it must go through the court … Read more

Protecting Your Assets When Faced With Nursing Home Care

Protecting Your Assets When Faced With Nursing Home Care

A family’s life savings can easily be spent in a matter of months when a family member needs long-term nursing home care. The loss of life savings and assets, including the family home, can be devastating. There are several different Missouri Medicaid (MO HealthNet) long-term care programs for which Missouri seniors may be eligible. One … Read more

Why an Updated Operating Agreement is Important for Your LLC

Why an Updated Operating Agreement is Important for Your LLC

Limited Liability Company (LLC) has become one of the most popular business entity types for solo and small business owners. It is considered to be more flexible than a corporation and has the advantage of combining the pass-through taxation of a partnership or sole proprietorship with the limited liability of a corporation, creating the best … Read more

Got Rental Property?

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?

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 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

Sativa Boatman-Sloan Legal Issues and Alzheimers Disease Event

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?

Sativa Boatman-Sloan 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