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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Estate planning requires you to make numerous important decisions, each of which can significantly impact your plan. One decision that people frequently underestimate the importance of is whom you choose to use as an appraiser. An appraiser may be needed prior to your death to provide an appraisal for a gift you intend to give. [ ] The post Estate Planning Tips Choosing Your Appraiser appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..