Estate Planning: An Essential Preparation
As 2017 comes to a close and we reflect on another passing year, and our many blessings, our family and loved ones are foremost in our thoughts. It can be a difficult subject to approach, but estate planning is an important part of leaving one’s legacy for future generations. Estate planning is the process of legally identifying the exact plans for one’s assets once he or she passes away. This procedure is important for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it saves the time, frustration, and potential familial tensions associated with the difficult and sensitive process of dividing one’s assets when there is no legal outline to do so.
Estate planning is not just for those with extensive assets or property—everyone has an estate, and can benefit from the estate planning process. Many people don’t think they have enough assets to make the process worthwhile, or are too unfamiliar with it to even know where to begin. The truth is that tragedy can strike at any time, and it’s always better to be prepared rather than leave your loved ones to pick up the pieces.
Consulting an estate planning attorney need not be a cause for anxiety or stress. An experienced estate planning lawyer can help talk you through the process from beginning to end, covering related concepts including wills, trusts, guardianships, powers of attorney, and health care directives. These legal documents serve various purposes and can seem daunting at first, but experienced estate planning lawyers, such as the attorneys at Boyer, Hebert, Abels & Angelle, can explain the differences in easy-to-understand terms and ensure that the most appropriate documents are prepared for your specific situation and to ensure that all possibilities are covered.
It’s never too late to plan for the future. Contact the experienced estate planning attorneys at Boyer, Hebert, Abels & Angelle to discuss options for estate planning, and to find out how the process can benefit you and your loved ones.