More than half of American adults do not have a current estate plan. The benefits of having a plan should be obvious.
With an estate plan you can say who gets your property after you pass away. An estate plan is the best way to make sure your family is taken care of after you pass away. An estate plan can help ensure your family is not unnecessarily burdened by estate taxes. And, an estate plan can make sure your end of life care is as you want it.
The Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog reports that National Estate Planning Awareness Week is upon us. The article is appropriately titled "National Estate Planning Awareness Week: October 17-23."
If you are one of the people who does not have an estate plan, then why not get one during estate planning awareness week?
An even better idea would be not to wait for a special week.
Call an estate planning attorney in your area today and schedule an appointment. Getting an estate plan is not a difficult task for most people. You just need to tell the attorney what you want, listen to the options your attorney provides to accomplish your goals and let the attorney do the work of drafting the plan.
There is no reason to wait.
Reference: Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog (Oct. 3, 2016) "National Estate Planning Awareness Week: October 17-23."