So, what exactly is Estate Planning?
Estate planning is when you have efficiently planned the disposal of your accumulated estate.
What is My Estate?
In simple terms, your estate is everything you own:
- Bank Accounts
- Personal Possessions
Why do you need an Estate Plan?
Life is short and has no guarantees. When there is an estate plan in place it helps to make sure that your loved ones are cared for and that the distribution of your estate will be as easy as possible.
A good estate plan will also be an ongoing process. Over the years you will likely experience significant life changes that will require updates to your plan. Even if there are no big changes, you should review your estate plan every few years to ensure all information is correct.
Don’t Put Your Family Through Probate
If you don’t create an estate plan, your family will have to go through probate. Probate is the court-supervised legal process of transferring assets after a person dies. This process can be lengthy, costly, and ultimately the court will decide how your assets are dispersed. You may not have a lot to leave behind, but there is no reason to make things complicated for those you love.
Start planning your estate now.
It is always best to start early and regularly update your plan. Life is unpredictable so it is better to be safe than sorry.
Your Peace of Mind
We have no way of predicting how long we will live, and that’s stressful, but having a plan can take that weight off your shoulders. Working with an Estate Planning Attorney can simplify things for you even more. Estate planning is not just for the wealthy, and neither are estate planning attorneys. A good Estate Planning Lawyer will help you develop a well-rounded plan so you can rest assured that no detail has been missed.
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