Creating an estate plan should be one of the most important endeavors you undertake during the course of your lifetime. After all, a properly drafted estate plan can help protect and grow your assets while you are alive as well as ensure that those assets continue to provide for loved ones when you are gone. The estate planning attorneys at Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Your Estate Matter, LLC encourage you to work closely with an experienced estate planning attorney when creating and revising your estate plan to ensure that it achieves all your estate planning goals and objectives.
The History of Fenton, Missouri
The modern day city of Fenton, Missouri is thought to have been inhabited for close to a 1,000 years, due in large part to its proximity to the Meramec River. Proof of ancient civilizations in the immediate area was found during the excavation of the “Fenton Mounds.” The two conical, earthen burial mounds were located near the southwestern border of Fenton until they were leveled in 2001 to make way for a Wal-Mart Supercenter. Diagnostic pottery shards from the mounds indicate they date from the Mississippian times, A.D. 1050 – 1400. In more recent times, the area that is now Fenton was home to Native Americans and early European settlors in the 1700s. In 1818,William Lindsay Long founded the town of Fenton. The original eight square block area is now referred to as “Old Towne Fenton”. It took another 130 years for the town to become an incorporated city; however, the city’s first Mayor, Garrett Hitzert, created the foundation on which the city began to prosper economically by planting the seeds for what eventually became the city’s commercial business district
Fenton, Missouri Today
Fenton, Missouri is one of the many suburbs of its much larger neighboring city of St. Louis. Although the City of Fenton is home to just over 4,000 residents, the larger St. Louis metropolitan area includes almost three million permanent residents. Soccer fans will recognize the city as home to some of the country’s most prestigious youth soccer clubs. The St. Louis Soccer Park is located along the river in Fenton and hosts multiple professional and semi-professional soccer matches. Nature lovers will also be at home in the city known as the “City of Parks” because of its extensive park and recreation system. Fenton has seven fully developed parks on 350 plus acres including soccer fields, ball diamonds, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds, fishing ponds, and approximately three miles of bike/pedestrian paths through the City. In one of those parks — Fenton City Park – residents and visitors alike can visit The Heroes Memorial, dedicated to the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and honoring all first responders and veterans.
Amen, Gantner & Capriano in the Fenton, Missouri Community
The estate planning attorneys at Amen, Gantner & Capriano are dedicated to serving the legal needs of their friends and neighbors in the Fenton, Missouri community. We know that choosing the right estate planning attorney to assist you is a crucial part of creating a personalized and successful estate plan. With that in mind, we would be honored to help you create an estate plan that protects what is important to you, both now and in the future.
Unlike many other legal issues, estate planning is not something that is ever truly resolved or finished. On the contrary, estate planning is a lifelong process that should take into account your changing priorities and needs throughout the course of your life. Major life events, such as marriage, the birth of a child, or retirement, all call for a review and revision of your estate plan. Your initial estate plan may be relatively simple because your only concern is avoiding leaving behind an intestate estate. When you marry and/or become a parent, however, it may be time to incorporate incapacity planning into your overall estate plan along with asset protection strategies. If you decide to become an entrepreneur you will need to add business succession planning into your estate plan and as you contemplate retirement you will want to also consider Medicaid and long-term care planning for your estate plan. When you begin to contemplate the end of your life, you will also likely want to add funeral planning and advanced directives into your plan to ensure that you wishes are honored at the end of your life. The estate planning team at Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Your Estate Matters, LLC would be honored to be your choice to help you create an estate plan that achieves all your unique estate planning needs and goals.
If you have additional questions or concerns about estate planning, or wish to get started with your plan, contact the experienced Missouri estate planning attorneys at Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Your Estate Matters, LLC by calling (314) 966-8077 to schedule an appointment.