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Donald Joseph Quinn

Donald Joseph Quinn

Forty Four years working in the Probate Court sector
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury
  • Missouri
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I practice probate law. I have been involved in the probate sector since I worked in the probate court starting in 1978. I worked for the Missouri Court of Appeals-Western District after that and started practicing law with my father on June 1, 1981. I now work with my son, Matthew Quinn and combined we have over 49 years experience in probate proceedings.

Practice Areas
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
    Telephone conference
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Dependent on Fact Situation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly charges, Set Fee arrangements also available.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Quinn & Quinn PC
- Current
Law Clerk
Missouri Court of Appeals-Western District
Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles Shangler
Deputy Clerk, Auditor
Probate Court-Jackson County, Missouri
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
J.D. | Law
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University of Missouri - Kansas City
B.A. | English
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Pro Bono Spotlight
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Military Matters
Helping veterans in need with their probate and estate planning matters.
Professional Associations
National Academy of Elder Lawyers Association
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Missouri State Bar
- Current
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Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. What evidence must be presented at a Determination of Heirship hearing? What will happen at it (in St. Louis County?)
A: You will need an attorney to proceed with the determination. The petitioner must appear and affirm the statements made in the original petition and whatever other facts the Court deems necessary.
Q. In Missouri does a last will and testament have to be probated
A: The real question is, is there any probate left in the decedent, (testator)'s name alone on his date of death? If so, the will should probably be probated. You need to retain independent counsel to determine whether the will should be "probated" or not.
Q. Can a will that was never revoked be ruled valid for property that was quit claim deeded 2 years after said will?
A: You need to retain counsel to look at all the facts. In Missouri, a will is only effective on the date of death (testamentary) over property left in the decedent's name alone on the date of death. Arguably if the parents quit claimed it to you they didn't mean to leave it subject to the will. The question is what is the nature of the "oral contract"?
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Kansas City, MO, USA
Telephone: (816) 444-7474
Fax: (816) 444-7475
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