Jennifer J. Haggerty is a 2003 graduate of Notre Dame de Sion High School. In 2007 she graduated from William Jewell College, where she was on the dean’s list, with a Bachelor of Art in Art and a Bachelor of Art in Biology. In 2010, Jennifer graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law with her Juris Doctor, where she was once again on the Dean’s list. In addition, she was the recipient of UMB Bank’s Excellence in Estate Planning Award. Jennifer is licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Do you want everyone to know your business?

Have you ever told someone a secret, and the next thing you know it's common knowlege amongst your friends and family??? Well, that's kind of what a Last Will and Testmant is like. If you put personal information or wishes into this document and it is filed with the probate court, well...anyone can't see who you left money to, who you didn't leave money to and why. Why is this important? Well maybe you don't want everyone to know what you did with your stuff. This can be avoided if you do a Trus...
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The Costs of Dementia: For the Patient and the Family

    The Costs of Dementia: For the Patient and the Family A recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association states that one in nine Americans age 65 or older currently have Alzheimer’s. With the baby boomer generation aging and people living longer, that number may nearly triple by 2050. Alzheimer’s, of course, is just one cause of dementia—mini-strokes (TIAs) are also to blame—so the number of those with dementia may actually be higher.   Caring for someone with dementia ...
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The holidays are approaching and for some individuals estate planning or powers of attorney are on their mind. Family members gathered around the dinner table, or around the Christmas tree, talking about times past, bring up memories or questions about where the year has gone. People always say “Next Year”. And then inevitably the year goes by and no Last Will and Testament or Power of Attorney was ever created. Good news however, because you, just like the majority of the clients at The Haggert...
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Driving Mobility Affects Seniors’ Social Lives, Overall Health

Driving Mobility Affects Seniors’ Social Lives, Overall Health According to a recent study, elderly drivers who stop driving and have no transportation alternatives become less socially active and risk isolation. This can lead to a decline in both physical and mental health.  Teja Pristavec, a sociology researcher at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, sought to determine the effect of driving mobility on the social participation of older Americans. Her results were published online...
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Top Reasons Everyone Needs a Comprehensive Power of Attorney

Top Reasons Everyone Needs a Comprehensive Power of Attorney The benefits of a highly detailed, comprehensive power of attorney are numerous. Unfortunately, many powers of attorney are more general in nature and can actually cause more problems than they solve, especially for our senior population. This issue highlights the benefits of a comprehensive, detailed power of attorney, including some of the provisions that should be included. A proper starting point is to emphasize that the proper ...
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