An estate planning process can prove to be a scary and uncomfortable experience for most people. There is the matter of knowing which legal documents are needed, understanding how to fill out said documents, hiring the right estate attorney, and last but not least, deciding who will be your successor.
It Can Get Overwhelming
Surely, if you’ve tried estate planning in the past, you know that it is no piece of cake. There can be times when you want to tear your hair out of your head because there is so much you don’t understand. And here you thought that you would just have to sit in a room at your giant oak desk and write a will with a nice fountain pen. But it is much more than that. There is legal expertise needed at every step of the way. You may be tempted to get help from so many people, but how do you decide who should be involved in your estate planning process?
The People Involved in the Process
You can always get an unbiased opinion from a friend who sincerely knows he won’t be in your will and can help out without any ulterior motives. However, for the estate planning process to go smoothly and without errors, besides your estate attorney, it is wise to have your accountant, tax attorney, and your financial advisor. These people can ensure that your beneficiaries don’t have to go through the grunt work and the nitty-gritty of legal requirements necessary to receive your estate.
It’s very important to have people that have a finance, legal, and accounting background involved in your estate planning process. Their support and expertise can make the process very smooth and easy.