Probate

At The Haggerty Law Firm, one of the most dreaded words of my clients is, “probate”. Probate is the court approved process of obtaining title to property of another after that person has died. Many of my clients dread probate because they hear that it is lengthy and costly. For all estates the client will need to pay filing fees and attorney’s fees. The minimum attorney fees for probate cases are set by statute in Missouri. For many probate cases, at The Haggerty Law Firm, we accept the minimum ...
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Guardianship / Conservatorship

One of the most common misconceptions is that guardianship and conservatorship are the same. Guardianship and Conservatorship are given by Courts when a person can no longer make decisions for themselves, or when an individual has become incapacitated. Guardianship is given by a Court over a person, otherwise known as a ward. Guardianship will allow another person to make medical decisions, housing decisions and personal decisions for the ward. Conservatorship is given by a Court over a person’s...
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Estate Planning

Estate Planning is a great way to inform your family, your friends and your charities, what your intentions are at your death. Estate Planning allows you to name who is going to succeed to your property (whether real or personal) at death. Estate Planning allows for all debts of the decedent to be paid before final distributions to beneficiaries will be made. Testator’s (the individual making the estate plan) can also select in what share they would like individuals to receive property. Children...
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Highlighted Practice: Elder Law

Elder Law is a growing area of the law as many baby boomers are now aging and becoming a larger portion of the population. Elder law focuses on assisting clients with health care or financial related issues in relation to nursing home assistance or estate planning. There are many issues that can be of importance to an individual when entering a nursing facility, or even an assisted living facility. The client, and often times their family, need to consider estate planning. Often when the client ...
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Welcome to Our New Website!

At this time we would officially like to introduce and welcome you to our new website. Jennifer J. Haggerty, owner of The Haggerty Law Firm, has been in business for a little over 4 years now in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. The Haggerty Law Firm proudly serves Jackson County, Cass County and Clay County, Missouri. Thank you to all of our present and past clients for making our success possible. The Haggerty Law Firm looks forward to serving future clients for years to come. Over the next few weeks Th...
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