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..
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..
Most people envision executing a Last Will and Testament when they think about estate planning because for most people a Will is the first estate planning document they include in their estate plan. To create a comprehensive estate plan, however, additional documents and tools will likely be incorporated into your plan. A living trust is [ ] The post Kirkwood Living Trust Attorneys How Does a Living Trust Work? appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..