Without question, a comprehensive estate plan is one of the most valuable gifts you can give yourself and your loved ones. With that in mind, care should be taken when selecting an estate planning attorney to assist in the design and creation of your plan. If you are a resident of Glendale, Missouri, the estate planning attorneys at Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Your Estate Matter, LLC would appreciate the opportunity to work with you in the creation of an estate plan that achieves all your estate planning goals.
Located in St. Louis County, the City of Glendale is a city with approximately 6,000 residents as of the 2010 Census. The city was named after a small station between Webster Groves and Kirkwood on the Missouri Pacific Railroad and was a sparsely settled area of elegant country homes and estates around the time of the Civil War. It wasn’t until 1916 that Glendale was actually incorporated and by 1920, the population of this purely residential community remained at less than 1,000 residents. Over the remainder of the 20th century, the population of Glendale grew slowly, yet steadily. By 1970 the population had grown to 6,981 residents.
Glendale has always been known for its gracious homes and its family friendly atmosphere. Most of the city is restricted to one-family units, and construction and growth have been gradual and planned, with the resultant effect of a general harmony of home styles and landscaping. Many old country homes, some dating back to before the Civil War and the early pioneer farming days, are still standing in Glendale. The oldest of these, the A. W. Schisler home at 9 Hill Drive, can trace its roots back to 1808. A simple log cabin serving as a home for a farm family, the structure was remodeled for the first time in 1836, when an addition was made to its original two rooms. This section, its log walls still exposed, now forms the dining room of the home which has grown up around it. The home itself provides a link with the historic past of St. Louis County, a time when Missouri was still 13 years away from statehood.
Residents and visitors to Glendale will find a variety of community clubs and activities to enjoy. Within the city limits is the gracious Algonquin Country Club, a social and recreational organization attracting members from many parts of the county. An active garden club contributes to scenic improvements of the city, and noteworthy accomplishments of many kinds are credited to the Glendale Women’s Club which has been in existence since the city’s early days. Glendale offers the type of friendly, close-knit community only found in small towns At the same time, the shopping, dining, and entertainment benefits only found in a much larger metropolitan city are just a short drive away.
Amen, Gantner & Capriano in the Glendale, Missouri Community
At Amen, Gantner & Capriano, we are proud to serve the Glendale, Missouri community and their estate planning needs. We work hard to develop lifelong relationships with our clients because the estate plan you create today will not likely be the estate plan you need in ten years. With that in mind, our goal is always to help our clients create an estate plan that is flexible enough to withstand minor changes while ensuring that each plan is subject to period review and revision to account for more substantial changes.
The estate plan you create when you are young, single, and just starting out in your career will likely be rather simplistic. Your primary goal will likely be to ensure that you do not leave behind an intestate estate in the event of your death. That simplistic plan, however, will grow as your family and your estate grow. Marriage, for example, will likely trigger the need to include a spouse as a beneficiary and/or fiduciary within your estate plan. Parenthood calls for changes that will ensure your minor child’s inheritance is protected if something happens to you. Incapacity planning will also take on a heightened importance once you have a family to consider as will planning for the future with retirement planning. As your estate grows in both complexity and value, you should consider adding probate and tax avoidance as well as asset protection strategies to your overall estate plan. By middle age, you should also be thinking about long-term care planning which may include Medicaid planning. If you have strong wishes with regard to end of life care, a living Will and/or additional advance directives should also be part of your estate plan. Funeral and burial planning should also be included in your estate plan if you want to ensure that your wishes are honored after you are gone. Your unique needs, such as special needs planning, business succession planning, or pet planning will also be incorporated into your estate plan to create a customized estate plan that achieves all of your estate planning goals. The estate planning team at Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Your Estate Matters, LLC would be honored to be your choice to help you with all of your estate planning needs, both now and for the rest of your life.
If you have additional questions or concerns about estate planning, or wish to get started with your plan, contact the experienced Glendale, Missouri estate planning attorneys at Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Your Estate Matters, LLC by calling (314) 966-8077 to schedule an appointment.