Are you saying, “I will do that after the first of the year”?
Don’t make your 2018 to-do list any longer especially if your estate plan is on that list. With the holidays approaching and families gathering, there is no better time to start talking about your estate plan. Just think if you get started now, you could have a complete comprehensive estate plan before the New Year. Here are 4 reasons you should start your estate plan now:
- You can talk to your family over the holidays about their role in your estate plan and your wishes.
- You do not know what your future holds. What if you experience a fall, get into a car accident, or have a heart attack or stroke. Who will manage your finances for you and make your health care decisions?
- There is no such thing as completing your estate plan too soon. However, there is a too late. Estate Planning is something that is commonly put off or “back-burnered” until crisis occurs. “Crisis” planning has a much higher price tag than planning ahead. It involves your family hiring an attorney and going through lengthy court proceedings to obtain guardianship or settle your estate.
The sooner you start your estate plan the better.
Having an estate plan created by a qualified attorney enables you to choose the people you want to control your assets and make your health care decisions if you become incompetent or disable.
It also allows you to express your wishes for after your death such as your funeral plan and how you want your assets distributed. Get your estate plan off your to-do list, call us, or click here now to schedule a free discovery meeting today.