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When Asking Yourself Questions About Estate Planning Gets Uncomfortable

Posted on Mon Jan 14, 2019, on Estate Planning

Estate Attorney, Who To Turn To When Estate Planning Gets Uncomfortable

Within a few years of reaching adulthood, most Americans have some understanding that it is important to draft a personal will. But, estate planning gets uncomfortable pretty quickly. Many may even be familiar with estate planning tools including health care directives and power of attorney designations. However, it is rare that anyone embraces the process of estate planning with gusto. After all, it can be genuinely distressing to have to think about what protections one may need in the event one becomes incapacitated or passes away. Significant resistance to the process of creating an estate plan is totally normal. Nevertheless, it remains critically important for every adult to explore this process.  Even when an individual does not yet possess any significant property.

Thankfully, you do not need to approach estate planning alone. If you have yet to construct an estate plan, need to update your current estate plan or are interested in exploring available estate planning tools, please consider scheduling a consultation with our firm. While thinking about estate planning can be uncomfortable, it is a critically important process. We are more than happy to speak with you about your situation and your estate planning needs moving forward.

Before Your Consultation

Prior to your consultation, it may help you to think about a few important scenarios. Thinking ahead can make your consultation more productive and can help to ensure that your wishes (as expressed in your estate plan) are thoughtful and complete.

If you have minor children, have you designated a guardian in the event that you and the children’s other parent pass away before they reach the age of majority? If not, this is possibly the most important estate planning step you can discuss with our firm.

Do you have a health care directive and/or have you designated power of attorney (financial and/or medical)?  Who steps in should you become incapacitated by injury or illness?  If not, please think about who could make responsible decisions on your behalf and what you might care to direct your healthcare providers to consider when caring for you.

Do you have any sentimental or valuable assets you would like to pass on? Who would you like to pass them on to? Your answers to these questions will help to serve as the foundation for your will if you have not already created one.

Estate Planning Guidance Is Available When Estate Planning Gets Uncomfortable

Estate Planning Gets Uncomfortable, we can help.  Schedule a consultation with us if you are interested in constructing an estate plan. We are passionate about helping individuals and families protect their assets.  Further, we can help safeguard their wishes about issues like end-of-life care and guardianship designations.

The process of estate planning can be a stressful one.  Few adults are comfortable contemplating issues related to incapacitation and the end of one’s life. However, it is critically important to invest time and energy into creating an estate plan. Make sure your wishes are respected whenever you are in need of such enforceable legal tools. Please know that you do not have to go through this process alone. Please consider connecting with an estate planning attorney St. Peters, Missouri offers today.

 

Thank you to our friends and contributors at Legacy Law Center for their insight into estate planning and why to start preparing now.

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