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TRUSTEES USE OF DECLARATORY JUDGMENT TO OBTAIN JUDICIAL INSTRUCTIONS

TRUSTEES USE OF DECLARATORY JUDGMENT TO OBTAIN JUDICIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Trustees are sometimes faced with difficult or impossible decisions during trust  administration. While Courts are historically reluctant to issue advisory opinions or instructions, there is a substantial body of law, both procedural and substantive, giving the Trustee the right to ask the Court for instructions about administration of the Trust. Procedural Authority Missouri Supreme Court Read More

2017 CHANGES TO SUPREME COURT RULE 5.26

New Voluntary Trustee Designation Rules Trustee Appointment Trustee Duties Applicability of Voluntary Designation Provisions The Model Rules for Attorneys, published by the American Bar Association, have been adopted in large part by the Missouri Supreme Court.  One such Rule is Model Rule 28, providing for appointment of a Trustee to administer the practice of a Read More

AVOIDING PROBATE IN MISSOURI

One of the most important reasons to make an estate plan is to avoid the unnecessary expenditure of time and money in Probate Court.  You can make sure that your family will avoid Probate Court after your death if you act now to create an estate plan. Perhaps the simplest way to avoid Probate is Read More

  
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