2020 has been a year of uncertainty and upheaval, to say the least. The public health and economic crises caused by the pandemic have reminded many of us of our mortality, and how unpredictable life can be. This has sparked an interest for many in estate planning, especially for those who are making it a priority to reduce their stress and plan for their future.
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Importance of an Estate Plan
For many individuals, the point of estate planning is to help their families. Without a will or estate plan, the state dictates how your assets are distributed after you pass away. Not only can this make the process more costly and time-consuming, but it can place an additional burden on your loved ones during a time of grieving. Preparing your estate plan is a way to tell them that you love them and that they don’t need to take on this additional burden.
An estate plan allows you to (among other things):
- Decide what kind of health care you want if you become incapacitated;
- Name the people who will make health care and financial decisions for you if you are too sick to make your own decisions;
- Decide who will care for your minor children if you are incapacitated or pass away;
- Determine who will get your property if you die; and
- Make final arrangements for your body.
If you are interested in learning more about the basics of estate planning, we’ve created this helpful guide. Read more: Estate Planning 101
Protect Your Future with Law Office of Alexandra White, PC
With all of the uncertainty about the future, estate planning documents can provide you and your family with some sense of relief, and the knowledge that you are prepared if something were to happen. We understand that it is difficult to work with an attorney given the current health concerns and social distancing orders. The Law Office of Alexandra White, PC is conducting all consultations via video chat, phone, or email to ensure the safety of our clients and team members. Rest assured, we are still available to meet all of your estate planning needs.
Become a client from home today. Give us a call at (303) 647-4245 to get the estate planning process started.