Sometimes It Seems Like Procrastination Is Our National Pastime
We often add tasks to our to-do-lists, then ignore them. If you’ve been putting off putting together a plan to handle your estate, you’re not alone. Well, National Estate Planning Awareness Week is the week of October 16. What better time to give your life care plan a good once over?
Why Do I Need To Review My Estate Planning?
“There is nothing so constant as change.” This quote is usually attributed to an ancient philosopher, but the meaning is the same today. What works this year for your situation may not work next year or the year after. Keeping your life care plans up to date means your property will be distributed the way you want and your loved ones will also face fewer hassles during their grieving process.
How Often Should I Have An Attorney Look Over My Plans?
Estate plans should be reviewed whenever there’s a big change in your life, like a new spouse or a financial windfall or loss. If nothing like this has happened recently, it’s still a good idea to have your documents reviewed about every three to five years.
As some people say, if your estate plan is older than your car, you need to review it.
I Don’t Have Any Life Care Plans, What Should I Do Now?
Don’t wait another day. Take this opportunity to think about your family and friends. Will your reluctance to sweat the details now be a major headache for them later?
A good estate plan saves grieving families and friends from having to make hard decisions at an already stressful time. It can also make sure your assets go to your family and not to the state government. An attorney familiar with Arizona estate planning and probate law can give you the expert legal advice you need to make these important decisions.
I want to have up-to-date plans!
Thomas Jefferson said, “Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.” Maybe you haven’t talked to anyone about your estate planning because there’s always something more important to do. Or maybe you are just reluctant to talk about death because, let’s face it, it’s not an easy thing to discuss.
Whatever the reason, we hope you will take this opportunity to sit down with us and strike at least one project off your lengthy to-do list. Attorney Francisco Sirvent and his staff have the experience and tools to help you. Give us a call at (480) 418-8448. We offer services for clients throughout Arizona, including Chandler, Gilbert, Sun Lakes, Tempe, Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Apache Junction.