If you are confused about terminology or just looking for some additional information related to estate planning, consult one of the helpful links below:

 

MISSOURI BAR RESOURCE GUIDE 
http://www.mobar.org/uploadedFiles/Home/Publications/Legal_Resources/Brochures_and_Booklets/Probate_Law_Resource_Guide/full.pdf

A great informational booklet published by the Missouri Bar that provides information about estate planning in Missouri (both probate and non-probate topics are covered).


AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION WEBINAR
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/real_property_trust_estate/resources/estate_planning/estate_planning_faq.html

This free webinar discusses the importance of estate planning (wills, powers of attorney and trusts) for the public by providing a set of practical first steps for how to start your estate plan so that your state of residence does not create it for you.  Explains why simply signing a will or power of attorney with a “do it yourself” plan may actually be worse than doing nothing, such as costing a “special needs” family member the loss of government benefits or resulting in an ex-spouse inheriting assets.


ESTATEPLANNING.COM  
http://estateplanning.com

An affiliate of Wealth Counsel, providing general but comprehensive information about a multitude of topics related to estate planning.