Charlie Amen
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Charlie Amen is an owner of Amen, Gantner & Capriano – Attorneys at Law, Your Estate Matters, L.L.C., the successor of Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. He has extensive experience in the estate planning field, in addition to his background in financial planning, income tax counseling and tax return preparation. He knows the importance of planning for the future, both economically and emotionally. Mr. Amen, along with other members of the firm, will work hard to provide quality estate planning services to clients concerned about protecting their hard-earned dollars and providing for their loved ones in case of death or disability. Because of his knowledge and desire to share that knowledge with others, Mr. Amen is frequently invited to speak on estate planning matters. He teaches adult education classes in the through Meramec Junior College on topics such as investments, taxes and estate planning. He also devotes his time to educating the public through both private and public estate planning seminars.
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Professional Information:
company: Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Your Estate Matters, LLC
city: St. Louis
country: United States

Estate Planning Goals and Objectives
From: PurcellLawMO | Date: 7/4/2013  | Views: 33

Most people realize the need for a comprehensive estate plan, yet over half of all Americans have yet to create one. While there are many reasons why  ...  more>>

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Business Owners Fail to Create Estate Plans
From: PurcellLawMO | Date: 12/5/2012  | Views: 25

If you are a business owner, or have a substantial interest in a business, take note. Amazingly, the majorities of business owners apparently... ...  more>>

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Valuing an Estate-Date of Death Values.docx
From: PurcellLawMO | Date: 11/8/2012  | Views: 3

Valuing an Estate—Date of Death Values If you are the executor or personal representative of someone’s estate then one of the first duties you... ...  more>>

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The Family Vacation Home—How to Handle It in Your Estate Plan
From: PurcellLawMO | Date: 11/8/2012  | Views: 15

Many families are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy a family vacation home. Whether you have a cabin in the woods, a chalet near the slopes, or a... ...  more>>

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Reverse Mortgages vs. A Line of Credit – Which is Right for You
From: PurcellLawMO | Date: 10/11/2012  | Views: 6

For many elderly Americans, the golden years are fraught with concerns over money instead of spent sitting on the front porch sipping iced tea ...  more>>

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Honoring Your Last Wishes – Are You Sure Your Family Will Do So?
From: PurcellLawMO | Date: 10/4/2012  | Views: 6

When it comes to honoring your last wishes regarding your funeral and burial, are you sure that your family will do so? What if you want to be buried  ...  more>>

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Choosing Your Trustee—Should I Use Co-Trustees?
From: PurcellLawMO | Date: 9/28/2012  | Views: 11

After your Last Will and Testament, a trust is one of the most common additions to an estate plan. more>>

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How to Pass Down A Large Inheritance and Not End Up With a Spoiled Beneficiary
From: PurcellLawMO | Date: 9/13/2012  | Views: 30

Knowing that you are in a position to leave behind enough money to provide for your loved ones when you die is a wonderful feeling more>>

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Are You Responsible for Your Parent’s Care?
From: PurcellLawMO | Date: 8/31/2012  | Views: 5

In some sense, most of us feel emotionally or culturally responsible for taking care of our aging parents in both a physical and financial sense ...  more>>

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Are You At Risk for Becoming One of the Sandwich Generation?
From: PurcellLawMO | Date: 8/3/2012  | Views: 5

The sandwich generation is a relatively new term that applies to anyone who is at risk of being “sandwiched” between aging parents and young adult... ...  more>>

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Arthritis Warning Signs You Need to Know
From: PurcellLawMO | Date: 7/23/2012  | Views: 10

Arthritis can strike at any time, though it most typically affects people over the age of 60 more>>

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Qualifying for Medicaid without Committing Medicaid Fraud
From: PurcellLawMO | Date: 7/13/2012  | Views: 10

For many senior citizens, the cost of medical care and services is a big concern. Often, healthcare plans that were in effect while working are no... ...  more>>

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President Obama’s Proposed Budget for 2013
From: PurcellLawMO | Date: 7/13/2012  | Views: 14

President Obama issued another round of proposed financial budget measures that would affect the 2013 fiscal year. more>>

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Doris Duke’s Estate Battle -- Why Contesting A Will Is Sometimes Necessary
From: PurcellLawMO | Date: 6/30/2012  | Views: 12

Most people have heard of the concept behind a Will contest, yet most have never been involved in one. more>>

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Estate Planning Tools for Family Farmers and Ranchers
From: PurcellLawMO | Date: 6/20/2012  | Views: 23

Family farms and ranches face some of the same estate planning obstacles as any other business; however, there are some aspects of estate planning... ...  more>>

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