Here at Gaughan & Connealy, we take our commitment to our neighbors in Leawood to heart. If you have the opportunity to visit Leawood, Kansas, you can enjoy a walk in the park or explore the serenity of the woods. If golf is your thing, you can play a few holes at a country club or shop around town. There are so many ways to be entertained in Leawood.
Leawood Recreation and Entertainment
The City of Leawood is home to an energetic retail community, beautiful parks and public art, sure to provide something fun for everyone. In fact, this town has some of the best shops in the Kansas City area. Along with shopping and soaking up nature, the City of Leawood hosts a wide variety of events each year, including a live concert series, plays and music festivals. Many of these events take place at Ironwoods Park Lodge and Amphitheater, Mission Farms, Park Place, Town Center Crossing and Town Center Plaza. If you like ice skating, or want to give it a try, Johnson County’s only outdoor ice-skating rink is located at Barkley Square in Park Place.
There are many family and community events hosted by the Leawood Parks and Recreation Department such as the annual Eggstravaganza, Fall Festival, Holiday Lighting, July 4th Celebration, Labor Day Run, Breakfast with Santa, Daddy & Daughter Date Night, Community Theater and monthly senior luncheons.
World class sports events abound
The City of Leawood is definitely a sports-oriented community. At Arrowhead Stadium you can catch an NFL game with the Kansas City Chiefs, including pre-game tailgate parties. The area also has a Major League Baseball team, the Kansas City Royals, with games at Kauffman Stadium. If you like soccer, the Sporting Park stadium near the Village West retail center in Kansas City, the home of the 2013 MLS National Champions.
The Sprint Center, an area that seats more than 18,000 people, is Kansas City’s home for basketball, concerts, family shows, and special events. The College Basketball Experience is a 41,500-square-foot entertainment facility that comprises interactive basketball exhibits and houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
Come enjoy the fine arts in Leawood
If fine arts or performing arts are what you’re looking for, the Leawood area has world reknowned museums, wonderful gallery districts, and many theaters. You can visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Lyric Opera House, Kansas City Symphony, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Starlight Theatre, New Theatre Restaurant, State Ballet of Missouri, Theater in the Park, and the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College, to name a few.
We are here to help our neighbors in Leawood with estate planning
Estate planning is one way to prepare yourself and your family for death and even for the possibility of incapacity during your lifetime. There are a several different options when it comes to estate planning tools. Which ones are best for you will depend on your unique goals for the future. Your Missouri estate planning attorney can help.
Establishing how to handle your estate after your death
The other purpose of estate planning is to create a plan for handling your estate after your death. One of the primary estate planning instruments used to establish what to do with your assets after your death is the Last Will and Testament, or will for short. A will is essential a set of written instructions on how your estate should be distributed after your death. A will can also provide a way for you to nominate a guardian for your children minor. A disadvantage of a will, however, is that your estate must go through the probate process before your assets can be distributed.
The basic elements of an estate plan
A proper estate plan should do more than just tell the world who should get your property after your death. Instead, a comprehensive estate plan may also include the following:
- instructions for your care if you become disabled or incapacitated before your death,
- the name of a guardian and manager for the inheritance of minor children,
- provisions for loved ones with special needs,
- provisions for loved ones who may need financial assistance or asset protection
- life insurance policies for your surviving family,
- disability income insurance if you become unable to work, and
- long term care insurance to assist in financing your medical care in case of an extended illness or injury.
If you have questions regarding trusts, or any other estate planning matters, contact Gaughan & Connealy for a consultation either online or by calling us at (816) 974-3030.