Estate planning is all about looking after the loved ones you leave behind. But without hiring an estate attorney, many people end up making costly mistakes that cause even more anguish after their death.
It’s easy to make mistakes when you’re writing a will or assigning a power of attorney all by yourself. Both have to be legally binding and comply with the laws in your state. Without having a trustworthy estate planning attorney, your family and assets could suffer.
Imagine leaving these consequences behind:
- Family strife and disputes
- Ugly legal battles related to remaining assets
- Young children being assigned to a non-preferred guardian
- Increased debt and obligations
What Mistakes Are Commonly Made?
Many people don’t want to think about their own passing, so they avoid consulting an estate attorney to make sure their documents are legally binding. This results in estate planning that is able to be disputed and changed after your passing.
You know what you want in your will, trusts, and other financial arrangements. However, there are laws in place that regulate what is permitted to be put in place. That’s why you need an estate attorney to handle your estate after you pass.
How Can an Estate Attorney Help You?
- The estate attorney has a thorough understanding of your state laws, so is able to help you write legally binding documents
- The attorney can help you write a rock-solid plan that cannot be disputed after your death
- The attorney will also help update your plan as your life progresses and assets or circumstances change
- Most importantly, an estate attorney helps your family after you’re gone, making the mourning period less stressful for them.
When you’re planning your estate, it’s important to do it with a knowledgeable and trustworthy estate attorney helping you. Your estate attorney will make sure that your plans are executed the exact way you want them to be.