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..
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..
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..
No one likes to dwell on the possibility that a serious accident or illness can suddenly take them from their loved ones; however, it can happen. If that occurs, are you prepared? What will happen to your children? Your bills? Your finances? You? With just a small amount of preparing, you can ensure that all [ ] The post Planning for the Worst appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..
The primary goal of estate planning is to determine what will happen to your estate assets upon your death. While this is certainly an essential and important goal, you may wish to do even more. If, for example, you are passing down a substantial estate and/or a family business, you may wish to continue influencing [ ] The post Dynasty Planning appeared first on Amen, Gantner & Capriano | Your Estate Matters, L.L.C..