Given the highly personal and important nature of estate planning, the prospect of selecting an attorney to assist you with the creation of your plan may seem intimidating. At Parman & Easterday we understand how important your Mission, Kansas estate plan is to you and how difficult it can be to trust someone to help you with the creation of that plan. We would be honored to work with you on the development of a comprehensive estate plan that protects and grows your assets while you are alive while also ensuring that those assets continue to provide for loved ones when you are gone.
Located close to the eastern border of the state, Mission, Kansas is located in Johnson County, and is considered part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Covering less than three square miles, the population of Mission was 9,323 as of the 2010 Census.
Prior to the appearance of European settlers, the area now known as Mission was populated by small, nomadic Indian tribes. In 1825, the federal government gave all of Johnson County to the Shawnee tribe, which had emigrated from Ohio and Missouri. Less than three decades later, however, in 1854, the Kansas – Nebraska Act terminated the Indian reservation, making the land available for European settlers.
In the early part of the 19th century, an Indian mission was established where the city now stands, giving rise to the city’s name of “Mission.” During the remainder of the 19th century, the area now known as Mission, Kansas was a rest stop for wagons heading west along the well-known Santa Fe Trail. The site was an ideal rest spot for both settlers and their horses because of the clear spring water that can still be seen rising to the surface today. Prior to the turn of the 20th century, the area was owned as a homestead by the Breyfogel family. In the early 1900s, however, the family subdivided their land into 245 lots and sold the lots to settlers moving into the area. Because of its proximity to Kansas City, the fledgling city experienced slow, but steady, growth during the 1920s and 1930s. After World War II, however, the city grew rapidly as a result of the post-war housing boom.
Mission retains the charm afforded by the “post-war look,” which includes small houses of different designs on large lots. Residents and visitors alike appreciate the small town atmosphere Mission provides while also enjoying the wide variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options offered just a short car ride away in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.
Parman & Easterday in the Mission, Kansas Community
To the attorneys and staff at Parman & Easterday our clients are much more than just clients – they are our neighbors, little league coaches, teachers, friends, and even family members. We are honored, therefore, to be able to help each and every one of them with their Mission, Kansas estate planning needs both now and in the future.
The estate plan you create when you are young, single, and just starting out in your career will likely be rather simplistic. Your primary goal will likely be to ensure that you do not leave behind an intestate estate in the event of your death. That simplistic plan, however, will grow as your family and your estate grow. Marriage, for example, will likely trigger the need to include a spouse as a beneficiary and/or fiduciary within your estate plan. Parenthood calls for changes that will ensure your minor child’s inheritance is protected if something happens to you. Incapacity planning will also take on a heightened importance once you have a family to consider as will planning for the future with retirement planning. As your estate grows in both complexity and value, you should consider adding probate and tax avoidance as well as asset protection strategies to your overall estate plan. By middle age, you should also be thinking about long-term care planning which may include Medicaid planning. If you have strong wishes with regard to end of life care, a living Will and/or additional advance directives should also be part of your estate plan. Funeral and burial planning should also be included in your estate plan if you want to ensure that your wishes are honored after you are gone. Your unique needs, such as special needs planning, business succession planning, or pet planning will also be incorporated into your estate plan to create a customized estate plan that achieves all of your estate planning goals.
The estate planning attorneys at Parman & Easterday would be honored to help you create an estate plan that protects everything dear to you, both now and in the future.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your estate plan, or wish to make an appointment to get started on an estate plan, contact the experienced Mission, Kansas estate planning attorneys at Parman & Easterday by calling 405-843-6100 or 913-385-9400 to schedule your appointment today.