Probate and Estate Planning Committee

The purpose of this committee is to 1) study and develop projects in and connected with a) the administration of justice in courts having probate jurisdiction in Missouri and Kansas, b) tax matters related to the administration of probate estates, conservatorships and trusts, c) assisting clients in planning for handling of their financial affairs in the event of disability and transfer of their assets to beneficiaries during lifetime or at their deaths, d) assisting clients in planning for personal disability and disability of family members, including termination of life support systems, e) planning for transfer of assets outside of probate and f) assistance concerning persons needing service in the foregoing areas who are not otherwise able to obtain such services; 2) study and recommend through the Board of Directors proposed legislative enactments designed to improve the administration of justice in all areas to which this committee relates; 3) plan and present seminars for the Bar in all areas to which this committee relates, including matters of ethical considerations; and 4) develop appropriate means of educating the public in the areas of the law to which this committee relates.

COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP
Chair- Amy DeGraeve, adegraeve@kwm-law.com
Co-Vice Chair- Erin L. Anderson, eanderson@countslawkc.com
Co-Vice Chair- Sarah Hughes, sarah.hughes@commercebank.com
Secretary- Jennifer L. Finch, jfinch@krigelandkrigel.com
Staff Liaison- Kim Elrod, kelrod@kcmba.org
For more information on this committee, contact Kim Elrod or Ashley Williamson at 816-474-4322.

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