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5 reasons to create an estate plan now

On Behalf of | Nov 22, 2022 | Estates & Trusts |

Proper estate planning allows you to make personalized, informed decisions about your health, assets and other goals. You can look after yourself, your family and your business while meeting your financial goals.

You can avoid mistakes and make informed decisions about your future by familiarizing yourself with myths about estate planning and reasons to start the process now.

1. Everything may not already go to your spouse.

Although your marriage does make asset division easier, you also need to think about what will happen if you do not have a will or trust. You may face unpredictable situations = such as remarriage or if you and your spouse die simultaneously.

2. Your family dynamics might change.

You never know how your relatives will behave after your death, as familial relationships may become combative or strained post-mortem. Estate planning well ahead of time ensures that your family will follow your wishes after your death.

3. Your estate plan is not set in stone.

Consider updating your estate plan after any significant event in your life. This includes the birth of a child, the death of a named beneficiary or retirement.

4. Estate planning is not only for the wealthy.

When it comes to estate planning, anything is significant. You can still have direct control over the distribution of your wealth, no matter what valuables you own or how many assets you have.

5. Life is unpredictable.

Overall, begin thinking about estate planning, no matter what stage of life you are in. Consider creating an estate plan soon if you want to grow your family or expand your business. Since life is full of unpredictable events, developing a proper estate plan, no matter where you are, will give you and your loved ones peace of mind.

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