Consulting an attorney after the loss of a loved one may seem unnecessary, especially if the person left a will and had a traditional estate. However, securing legal counsel can make a big difference in the lives of those affected by the loss.
Many people understand the importance of having a comprehensive estate plan to address vital aspects of their lives. Individuals often realize that they need to create, for instance, a will or power of attorney to ensure their wishes are carried out when the time comes.
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There are a number of reasons why every adult should have an estate plan, and we have discussed many of these reasons in previous posts on this blog. Broadly speaking, an estate plan gives you control over your care and the distribution of your assets.
Creating an estate plan is probably not something you think about on a regular basis, especially if you are young and still building your wealth, your family and your future. However, before you dismiss the option to create an estate plan or put the process off again, you might want to reconsider.
When any person passes away, steps must be taken to resolve all financial and property-related matters of that person's estate. This typically happens during probate, which is the legal process of validating a person's will, paying debts and distributing assets.
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When we talk about creating a will or updating your estate plan, we often discuss doing so in the context of protecting your loved ones. That can lead people to start thinking about who truly will be affected by their plans.