Estate: these are your assets, but who’s in charge?

If you are 60 or older, let’s address a topic both personally important and empowering while also being time-sensitive:  Estate planning. Unless you have a crystal ball and know the exact date when you will pass away, take time today to plan ahead.  While you may think an Estate is a large, complicated list of assets, that’s not always the case; it can also be simple in scope but trust me either way … you (and your loved ones) will be glad you took action now before it’s too late.  Estate planning is the best way to make sure your assets and property are taken care of with your preferences and choices in place.  From setting up trusts to powers of attorney, you can ensure your wishes are carried out because the last thing we want is for your loved ones to be left with a headache to deal with instead of dwelling on good memories and laughs from shared stories.

Keep in mind, estate planning doesn’t have to be a daunting task. The first step is to find a reputable attorney who specializes in this area. You can ask friends and family for referrals or search online for attorneys in your area. Once you’ve found a few options, do your own research to make sure they’re qualified and have a good reputation.  The next step is to schedule a consultation with the attorney you feel most comfortable with.  This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have and also get a sense of how they work.

Estate planning is not just for the wealthy, it’s for everyone and is a great way to take control of your future and ensure that your loved ones are taken care of.   You certainly don’t have to wait until your 60 years old either… So, let’s empower ourselves by reading HERE for help to put a plan in place today for our Estates!