Everyone needs to plan ahead for what happens when they can no longer be called upon to call the shots. Too many people only become concerned with estate planning near the end of their lives, but the truth is that it’s something they should be thinking about long before it may potentially be needed. Estate planning allows you to determine how your medical decisions will be made in the event that you can’t voice your wants and needs and it also uses different techniques to facilitate the transfer of your assets after you pass away. It’s essential to begin planning for the future, and there’s no time to do so like the present.
Each and every situation is unique, so your plan must be as well. Here are some of the ways that the Amen, Gantner & Capriano – Your Estate Matters, L.L.C. can help you secure your future and the futures of the ones you love most.
Asset Protection & Business Planning
If you are interested in growing a business or building assets, you need to understand the legal tools that are available to help you to protect what you are building. A St. Louis asset protection lawyer at Amen, Gantner & Capriano – Your Estate Matters, L.L.C. can help you to understand how the laws apply to you and can help you to make use of the tools you need to achieve professional success and grow your wealth.Read More
Elder Law & Medicaid Services
At the Law Offices of Amen, Gantner & Capriano, our estate planning and Medicaid services are designed to help you enjoy your retirement free from financial worry because your later years should truly be golden. With a solid estate plan and Medicaid plan in place, you never have to fear you or your spouse will be bankrupted if one of you goes into a nursing home. You can rest assured you’ll get the care you need, that you’ll leave a legacy behind for your loved ones, and that you can pass on your possessions to those you love the most.Read More
Estate Planning Services
Estate planning is about more than just creating a will, and it is not something that is a concern only for senior citizens. Everyone needs a comprehensive estate plan, and Amen, Gantner & Capriano – Your Estate Matters, L.L.C. can help you to create yours.Read More
Family-Owned Businesses & Farms
Family owned businesses and farms allow you to leave a wonderful legacy for loved ones, but these valuable assets can also leave you vulnerable. You need to make a plan to ensure your assets are protected, your farm or business is kept secure even if you become incapacitated, and your farm or business is able to transfer seamlessly upon your death.Read More
Legacy planning is something you should consider when you are young, although the importance of planning for your legacy increases as you age. An experienced St. Louis legacy planning lawyer can assist you in setting goals for your future, finding ways to build and protect wealth, and creating a comprehensive plan to leave your family and the world in a better position after you are gone.Read More
LGBTQ Estate Planning
Although the nationwide recognition of gay marriage has made LGBT estate planning easier, LGBT individuals still face challenges in planning for a secure future and in planning to leave behind a legacy. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals can all benefit from getting legal advice on estate planning from an attorney who understands the unique issues faced under the law.Read More
The SECURE Act has passed! We believe some clients will be impacted in one of these three ways. Download our free report on Estate Planning with IRAs to read more.
1. The Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Age was increased from 70 ½ to 72.This is a positive change... Read More
Special Needs Planning
If you have a friend or a relative with special needs, provisions need to be made before the person with a disability receives any substantial amount of money or obtains any property. Whether the money is coming from an inter vivos gift, a personal injury settlement, or a bequest in a will, the money could be a burden that causes loss of benefits if the transfer of assets is not handled carefully.Read More
St. Louis Pet Planning
Today, many people rightly recognize that their pets are members of the family. This means it is important not only to provide care for pets during a lifetime, but also to make sure that pets are taken care of if their owner passes first. Beloved animals should not be causalities of an owner’s death, and advanced provisions are increasingly made by loving pet owners to ensure their dog, cat, or other companion animal will always be safe and provided for.Read More
Trust Administration & Probate
After a death in St. Louis, family members and friends must take part in the probate process. Probate involves going to court, and it can be a confusing process at a tumultuous time. Understanding how probate works is important for families so they will know what to expect after a death. It is also important for heirs and executors to have an advocate advising them of their rights and looking out for their interests.Read More