June 14, 2013 in Uncategorized
Some people think that it is morbid to think about what is going to happen after you pass away, but really it is just good preparation. Do you want your belongings to be passed on to your family, or do you want the government to decide what to do with your most prized possessions? If you never visit with an estate attorney, you won’t end up having any choice in the matter. The government will choose what to do with your hard earned money as well as any other assets that you leave behind.
Choosing an Estate Attorney
It is likely that you don’t know any estate attorneys personally, but that doesn’t take away the importance of finding one that you feel like you can trust. The easiest way to find an attorney these days is probably just to search on the Internet. Once you find a home page that seems appealing you will want to make arrangements to meet an attorney from the firm to see if you have found the right person for the job.
Some firms will allow you to have a free consultation. This is a great way to meet with a lawyer and see if that particular lawyer is the one that you want handling your estate.
Do It Now
Hopefully you still have a long life ahead of you, but the truth is that you never know what kinds of surprises life has in store. Sometimes people end up passing away much sooner than anyone would have expected. That is why estate planning is something that you don’t want to wait too long to do.
Losing a family member can be very traumatic, and it is always a lot nicer for those that have been left behind if funeral arrangements and asset allocations have already been taken care of. This allows them to focus on mourning and healing rather than having to deal with all the stress of planning a funeral.
If you haven’t done your estate planning yet, now is the time to get it done. Search the Internet until you find a home page that appeals to you, and schedule a free consultation with an estate attorney.