New to Estate Planning? Easy guidance for beginners!

Whether you want to provide for your family after your death or you just want to ensure that the process is as easy as possible for your family, estate planning is the easiest way to accomplish your goals.

IMG_3289What exactly is estate planning? Are you unsure of where to begin?

“Estate planning is simply the fancy legal term for deciding what to do with your stuff after you are gone,” according to The Cheat Sheet article titled A Beginner’s Guide to Estate Planning. Although no one really likes to talk about dying and what will happen when they die, it’s important to start planning.

You really want to start your estate planning now while you are still living and in sound mental and physical health. Planning allows you to choose what happens to your assets and prized possessions instead of a relative, friend—or worse—the probate court. With some basic estate planning, you can ease the burden on your loved ones of dealing with your estate.

If your estate is subject to taxes, The Cheat Sheet article stresses that a proper plan can help reduce or even eliminate these taxes.  We know this to be true based upon the work we have done for our clients.

Take the next step toward starting your estate planning by attending one of our upcoming free Workshops. Estate planning can be a much easier task with the help of an experienced estate planning attorney and all our Workshop attendees are invited to schedule an additional complimentary one hour session with us.

Reference: The Cheat Sheet (March 3, 2015) A Beginner’s Guide to Estate Planning

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