Last week was “Estate Planning Awareness Week 2019” – it’s a perfect reminder to check in on the status of your estate plan.
There’s a lot to consider in order to ensure that everything will go smoothly for you and your loved ones when you or your family experience emergencies or loss. Powers of Attorney, Wills, Trusts, Advance Medical Directives, HIPAA releases – frankly, it quickly becomes overwhelming for many folks and they make the mistake of putting off their estate planning documents. Don’t fall into that trap -focus in on three main goals:
- Health – making sure your wishes are carried out
- Financials – ensuring continuity if you’re unable to act on your own behalf
- Legacy – getting whatever is important to you to the people and/or organizations who are important to you (and not to who the state’s laws would dictate)
The ways you can accomplish these goals are many and varied, but keep focused on the ultimate goals and you will get there.
An experienced Wilmington estate planning attorney should be the guide for you and your family members as you create a plan tailored to meet each of your unique needs and carry out your wishes—or help you update a pre-existing estate plan.
An estate planning attorney will help you put a plan in place that will prevent unnecessary stress, legal expenses and taxes, uneven inheritances, disputes between family members, and delays in passing life savings on to loved ones. In addition, your attorney will provide you and your family members with the peace of mind that comes with knowing there are plans in place for your care if any of you become ill and that your wishes will be honored once you pass away.
In recognition of Estate Planning Awareness Week 2019, we are offering half price initial consultations for any new estate planning clients that schedule for the month of November when you mention this post.