We are Sorry that you are here!

Yes, you read that correctly. If you are reading this chances are that a loved one or friend has recently died, and you then learned that a Probate Administration will be needed to handle the affairs.

We are truly sorry for your loss. We are here to help you through the next few months.

We are a law firm located in Kearney, Missouri, and have been helping our clients through Probate for over 31 years.  Our job is to help make the process as efficient and painless as possible. That is not to say that it won't be inconvenient from time to time. It may well be. However, we believe that by thoroughly laying out the process and explaining it to you we can keep your frustration to a minimum.

Read through the information, call us or email us if you want to know more, or submit a question to us.  We'll respond quickly and confidentially.

We are located in Kearney, Missouri - just north of Kansas City. We routinely handle probate matters in Clay County, Jackson County, Clinton County, Platte County, and Ray County. However, we have effectively and efficiently handled estates in all parts of Missouri -- Kansas City to St. Louis, Kirksville to Springfield, Maryville to Cape Girardeau.

You may well be worried about the expense as well. That's natural. We'll do our best to make sure you understand the costs before you start, and make the process as smooth as possible.

For more information on Rick Herndon, click here.Rick Herndon has been practicing in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate Avoidance, Living Trusts, and Estate Settlement for over 25 years. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Northeast Missouri State University and his Law Degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Clients include individuals with estates of all sizes as well as small business owners throughout the Midwest. Rick is a member of Wealth Counsel, a nationwide organization of attorneys dedicated to providing their clients with highly personalized, state of the art planning.

He has taught classes on Estate Planning and Living Trusts for various organizations and has also presented his own seminars in those areas. Rick's practice philosophy centers on educating clients as to their options and implementing their wishes using team based approach which may involve other financial advisers and consultants.

Rick has been extremely active in civic affairs. He has previously served on the Kearney Board of Education; as a Director of the Kearney Fire and Rescue Protection District, and has also served on the Pastoral Council of the Church of the Annunciation in Kearney, and is an active member of the Knights of Columbus. Rick has coached youth baseball and softball for over fifteen years. He and his wife, Cheryl, have been married for 40 years and have three children and eight grandchildren.

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