The death of a loved one is usually followed by a period of grief and other heightened emotions. Along with the emotional impact of the decedent’s death, however, there are also some practical and legal ramifications. The biggest of those is the distribution of the decedent’s estate. If you are a beneficiary or heir of [ ] The post Kirkwood Estate Planning Attorneys Answer How Long Will It Take to Get My Inheritance? appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..
Depending on your current age, you may have heard about the need to include Medicaid planning in your estate plan but thought you are too young to worry about that yet. After all, Medicaid planning is something seniors need to think about when they need nursing home care, right? While that is partially correct, the [ ] The post When Should Kirkwood Medicaid Planning Begin? appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..
As we all know, the United States has experienced what has come to be known as the “Great Recession” over the past few years. For many people, this means that home values have plummeted as have stocks and other investments. While there is no way to view this in a positive light, there are some [ ] The post Estate Planning Moves in A Recessionary Economy appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..
In Missouri, as is the case in other states, both real and personal property may be titled in many different ways. An individual may hold title to property. A corporation may hold title to property. A trust may even hold title to property. Finally, property may be jointly titled when two or more people share [ ] The post What Is Joint Tenancy with Rights of Survivorship in Missouri? appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..
When you sit down to create your estate plan there will likely be a wide variety of objectives that you must consider. Distributing your assets at the time of your death is certainly the primary estate planning objective; however, don’t forget to consider estate liquidity as well if you are leaving behind loved ones who [ ] The post Why Estate Liquidity Should Be an Estate Planning Objective appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..
Because the names sound similar, people often get confused when they discuss the Missouri Medicaid or Medicare program. Although both are government programs, they are not the same. In fact, the two programs are not even related to each other. Chances are good that you will need the benefits offered in one, or both, of the [ ] The post Missouri Medicaid and Medicare – What Is the Difference? appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..
A comprehensive estate plan typically incorporates a wide variety of tools, documents, and strategies into the plan in order to accomplish the numerous goals you likely have. If you are part of a blended family, estate planning is usually even more complicated. Thankfully, there are a number of estate planning tools that work extremely well [ ] The post What You Need to Know about a Life Estate appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..