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) assist clients in planning for handling of their financial affairs in the event of disability and transfer of their assets to beneficiaries during their lifetime or at their deaths, d) assist clients in planning for personal disability and disability of family members, including termination of life support systems, e) plan for transfer of assets outside of probate and f) assist 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 KCMBA 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 - Stacey L. Janssenstacey@kennyhertzperry.com
Co-Vice Chair - Clayton S. Harper, clayton.harper@creativeplanning.com
Co-Vice Chair - Alisha Thompsonathomson@countryclubtrust.com
Staff Liaison - Kim Elrod, kelrod@kcmba.org

For more information on this committee, contact us at committee@kcmba.org or (816) 474-4322.