If you are part of a same-sex couple you have likely been paying close attention to a case before the Supreme Court of the United States, or SCOTUS. If so, then you know that a decision was handed down in U.S. v. Windsor recently that is reason to celebrate for members of the LGBT community [ ] The post What Does the Recent SCOTUS Decision Mean for Same-Sex Couples? appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..
For many years, taxpayers with moderate to large estates relied on various estate planning tools to try and avoid incurring a hefty estate tax liability when they died. Clearly, the more money that goes to paying estate taxes the less money will be available to pass on to loved ones. One tool that has historically [ ] The post Do You Still Need an ILIT? appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..
Americans can expect to live significantly longer now than they did a century ago. While this is good news overall it also means that many of us will risk losing our life savings to the cost of living that long. While advances in medical care have added to the extended life expectancy, those advances come [ ] The post Including Long-Term Care in Your Estate Plan appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..
Most people are not thinking about taxes and practical concerns when they decide to marry. After the honeymoon is over though, these issues can come up – particularly if you have entered into an international marriage. Because of the globalization of commerce and business over the last few decades, people are coming into contact with [ ] The post The Estate Tax Implications of an International Marriage appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..
If you are one of the brave men or women who has served our country in the Armed Forces, or you are a surviving spouse of one, you probably already realize that you are entitled to a number of veteran’s benefits as a result of that service. Most people are aware of the benefits such [ ] The post Kirkwood Elder Law Attorneys Explain Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..
One of the most difficult decisions you may have to make during the course of your adult life is the decision to move a parent into a nursing home. If, however, your parent requires the type and/or level of care that can only be provided by a long-term care (LTC) setting, you are making the [ ] The post Nursing Home Tips from Kirkwood Elder Law Lawyers appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..
The death of a family member or someone else close to you is usually followed by a period of grief, confusion, and a variety of other heightened emotions. Someone, however, must handle the legal and practical implications of your loved one’s death. If you have been designated as that person, you probably do not know [ ] The post Kirkwood Probate Lawyer Explains Steps to Take Immediately Following the Death of a Loved One appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..