Monthly Archive: March 2017

Why Estate Planning Is Crucial For Your Family’s Well-being

Living Trust & Estate Planning

If you’re still on the fence as to whether or not estate planning is in your family’s best interests, it’s important to consider a few reasons as to why it is often referred to as a crucial part of life. Read on below to learn exactly why it is so very important to ensure your affairs regarding your estate are handled well in advance.

Family Battles

Unfortunately, many families find themselves arguing over what your last wishes would have been when there is no will in place to guide them. Often, siblings will argue over which piece of the estate they should receive, and sadly, some of these cases remain unresolved among the family, and ultimately go to court.

When this happens, the court will often order that the entire estate be sold, and the resulting profits be split evenly among your heirs. This situation is often made even more depressing by the fact that all too often only one of the heirs didn’t wish to keep the family home.

End Of Life Medical Expenses

Many people have the hope of living to 100, but unfortunately there are many that will require end of life care at some point. Unfortunately, many of these end of life medical expenses can be quite costly.

Even worse, if medical bills are present after your passing, then in some states, they can be directly charged to your estate. If you haven’t taken the time to complete in-depth estate planning, then your heirs may be faced with the burden of watching their childhood home be sold to cover your final expenses.

Final Thoughts

As you can see in the article above, taking the time to plan out what will happen to your estate is crucial for your family’s well-being. For these reasons, it is important to consult with a qualified estate planning attorney in order to make certain that your final wishes are granted.