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St. Louis Law Blog

What you should know if you plan to pass your business to your children

If you own a business, you should plan for its succession. Who will take over it after you die or are unable to run it? A significant percentage of people pass their businesses to family members, in most cases, the children. If this is what you plan to do, here is what you should know first: Do your kids want to take over the company? You should...

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How phantom traffic jams can pose the risk of traffic violations

"Phantom traffic" refers to a phenomenon where traffic inexplicably slows down or stops, possibly due to a sudden brake by a single driver, an accident or construction zone. This ripple effect, often caused by one driver's abrupt actions, disrupts the smooth flow of traffic and can be a source of major frustration for motorists. In Missouri,...

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3 reasons rural roads are more dangerous

The type of road that a person thinks is most dangerous may just depend on where they live. If they’re used to driving in the city, it doesn’t feel that complex and overwhelming, but rural roads feel excessively dark and traffic signals may be harder to decipher. Conversely, someone who is used to driving on rural roads may find them simple and...

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Why is it an issue for someone to die without a will?

Many adults in Illinois do not have a comprehensive estate plan but only a will. There are also countless adults across the state that do not have any estate planning documents in place at all. It is very easy for people to convince themselves that they don't need a will yet or that their loved ones will know what to do with their property and...

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