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How Long Should You Keep Important Documents?

How Long Should You Keep Important Documents?  In a society dominated by paperwork, the question of how long to hold on to important documents has been baffling for most people. We especially worry about documents of a financial or personally identifying nature....

Planning for the Future (Without a Crystal Ball)

Planning for the Future (Without a Crystal Ball) Creating a will, trust, or any type of estate plan has always involved dealing with an uncertain future. Consider that just 20 years ago in 1997, the estate tax had an astonishing 55% rate with only a $600,000...

Estate Planning for the Newly Married

Estate Planning for the Newly Married Now is the perfect time to start working on an estate plan—because, as newlyweds, you may not have a list of your accounts, but you've effectively just done a working inventory of your possessions—as you've figured out how to...

If I Don’t Have an Estate, Do I Really Need an Estate Plan?

If I Don’t Have an Estate, Do I Really Need an Estate Plan?

If I Don't Have an Estate, Do I Really Need an Estate Plan? You don’t need to have a summer house at the lake or a private art collection to consider yourself the owner of an estate. In fact, virtually anyone who owns anything has an “estate” in the eyes of the law....

Estate Planning: Why Me, Why Now, and Is a Will Enough?

Estate Planning: Why Me, Why Now, and Is a Will Enough? You have worked hard for years, have family members and friends you care about, and have approached a time in your life when “estate planning” sounds like something you should do, but you are not exactly sure...

4 Estate Planning Steps You Must Take After the Death of a Spouse

When a spouse passes away, thinking about “the estate” might be the last thing on your mind. And while it’s necessary to give yourself ample time to process the loss of your partner, it’s also imperative you talk with your estate planning attorney sooner rather than...

The Perils of Jointly Owned Property

People often set up bank accounts or real estate so that they own it jointly with a spouse or other family member. The appeal of joint tenancy is that when one owner dies, the other will automatically inherit the property without it having to go through probate. Joint...

Do You Really Need a Trust?

Although many people equate “estate planning” with having a will, there are many advantages to having a trust rather than a will as the centerpiece of your estate plan. While there are other estate planning tools (such as joint tenancy, transfer on death, beneficiary...

Do You Really Need a Will?

Do You Really Need a Will?

You May Not Think You Need a Will, But You Really Do. Most Americans do not have a simple will as part of their estate plan. You might believe that a will is only for the rich and famous, and not the average person who has a far smaller net worth. On the other hand,...

Choose The Right Lawyer For Your Situation

Your decision on hiring the right lawyer can make all the difference in the outcome of your situation. Be sure to hire the best lawyer in the area. Contact our Chesterfield, MO office, conveniently located in the Chesterfield Valley. Your consultation is free and I promise that after meeting with me you will feel confident in my ability to help you and feel at ease about your current situation.

Kyle McKay

About the McKay Law Firm

We believe in empowering our clients to make informative decisions while standing by your side throughout the entire process. It is our personal goal to make your legal experience with The McKay Law Firm the very best.  By doing so, we provide our clients with proper guidance, committed attention, and in-depth understanding as we genuinely care about the final outcomes of their cases. It is our top priority to return your phone calls and emails as soon as possible and offer you personalized service throughout your case.

Our law firm in St. Louis specializes in Estate Planning, Small Business Consulting, Real Estate Services, Criminal Defense, Traffic Tickets, DWI Defense, and Personal Injury. If there is an area of the law in which we do not practice, we would be more than happy to refer you to some one that we trust to provide the same service you would find at The McKay Law Firm.

We believe in empowering our clients to make informative decisions while standing by your side throughout the entire process. It is our personal goal to make your legal experience with The McKay Law Firm the very best. By doing so, we provide our clients with proper guidance, committed attention, and in-depth understanding as we genuinely care about the final outcomes of their cases. It is our top priority to return your phone calls and emails as soon as possible and offer you personalized service throughout your case.

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