In Missouri, the spouse of an individual who passes away is entitled to certain protected assets. The law makes it clear that a person’s spouse needs to be taken care of before anyone else or creditors. If you’re the spouse of someone who has passed away, find an experienced probate attorney. They can help you preserve and receive as many of your loved one’s assets as possible. If there are questions that you need answered, please don’t hesitate to call my office.
While Missouri law provides some protection for certain people when a loved one dies, creditors who have provided goods, services or leant money to the decedent are also protected. If you were helping someone who passed away or helped pay for some of his or her last expenses, contact my office to see what I can do for you.