Though an unpleasant topic, estate planning should be a top priority for everyone, as death is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when. This is why it is important that each of us take the time to devise our estate exactly how we want, rather than leaving it up to our loved ones to deal with at a time of grieving. Additionally, if you have minor children in your life, it is critical that those young ones are properly cared for in the event of an unexpected death.
Estate Planning is for everyone.
It is not just for the elderly or retired, although people do tend to think about it more as they get older. Unfortunately, no one can predict how long they will live, and illness and accidents happen to people of all ages. Estate planning is not just for the wealthy either. Whether you have large or small Estate, all assets require adequate planning to insure proper preservation. Additionally, with proper planning a person can:
- Minimize Estate Tax
- Ensure Family Harmony
- Care for Minor Children
- Divide your assets the way you want
- Minimize the cost associated with administering your estate through the Probate Court
- Care for the love ones you leave behind
Estate Planning does not have to be expensive.
If you don’t think you can afford a complex estate plan now, start with what you can afford. For a young family or single adult, that may mean a will, term life insurance, and Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directive. As your Estate expands, let your planning develop and expand as your needs change and your financial situation improves. While estate planning is important, please do not try to do it yourself to save money. An experienced attorney will be able to provide critical guidance and peace of mind that your documents are prepared properly.
The best time to plan your estate is NOW.
None of us really likes to think about our own mortality or the possibility of being unable to make decisions for ourselves. This is exactly why so many families are caught off-guard and unprepared when incapacity or death does occur. Please do not wait. You can put something in place now and change it later…which is exactly the way estate planning should be done.
Let Rouner Law Office offer you peace of mind. Contact our office today for a free consultation so that we may discuss all your Estate Planning needs.
Estate planning is not only prudent but also imperative to insure family harmony at a time of loss. Moreover, you have worked a lifetime to accumulate your Estate, so it is well worth the time and effort to properly insure the distribution of the same upon death.
Rouner Law Office can assist with large or small estates. Whether it be a simple Will or a complex Trust, we can help. Call our office today to schedule a time that we can discuss your estate planning needs.
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