Your estate plan may represent the most important set of legal documents you create over the course of your lifetime given that the purpose of your estate plan is to protect you, your assets, and your loved ones. Given how important your estate plan is, selecting an estate planning attorney to assist you in the creation of that plan should be done with a commensurate level of care and consideration. The estate planning attorneys at Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Your Estate Matter, LLC understand how important it is to choose the right attorney to work with you on your estate plan. As such, we are honored to be the estate planning law firm of choice for so many of our friends and neighbors in Oakland, Missouri.
Oakland, Missouri is a small fourth class city of approximately 1550 residents. Its 7.5 miles of tree-lined streets are nestled between Webster Groves to its east, Crestwood to its south, Kirkwood to its west, and Glendale to its north. Oakland is a community of great architectural diversity. Not only will you find homes designed by such modern day architects as Harris Armstrong, Robert Schutt and Paul Marti (all of whom are current or former Oakland residents) but also turn of the century houses and arts and crafts-styled cottages.
Oakland is primarily a residential community, but within its city limits you will find Westborough Country Club, Ursuline Academy, a private girls’ high school, Bethesda Dilworth, one of the largest long term care facilities in Missouri, Webster Groves Christian Church and Oak Bend Library, a branch of St. Louis County Library. You will also find two City Parks. Adolph Loewnau Park in located on the corner of Sappington Road and Oakland. Backstoppers Park of Oakland, opened in 2006. Both City parks provide wonderful green spaces within the community.
Amen, Gantner & Capriano in the Oakland, Missouri Community
The estate planning attorneys at Amen, Gantner & Capriano are proud to be part of the Oakland, Missouri community. Our goal is to create lifelong relationships with our clients who live and work in the Oakland community because estate planning, when done properly, is a lifelong process. As you move through the various stages of your life, and your estate becomes more complicated and complex, changes will need to be made to your estate plan in order to keep up. We hope to be there with you to ensure those changes are accounted for in your estate plan.
Some estate planning strategies and tools, such as probate and tax avoidance, should be part of your estate plan from the beginning, others will be added along way as they become necessary to meet your changing needs and goals. When you marry, for instance, it may be time to incorporate incapacity planning into your overall estate plan. When you experience the joy of parenthood for the first time it may be time to incorporate and asset protection strategies as well as strategies aimed at protecting your minor children into your estate plan. Looking to the future, toward your “Golden Years,” we will make sure your estate plan includes Medicaid and retirement planning components to ensure that you are financially secure and well prepared for your retirement years. Finally, your plan should also be individualized to include components that apply to you and your specific needs, such as special needs planning, business succession planning, or pet planning. The estate planning team at Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Your Estate Matters, LLC would be honored to be your choice to help you with your unique estate planning needs.
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.