Proper estate planning protects your assets now so they can be distributed to your heirs after you pass away. An effective estate plan acts as a safety net that helps preserve your assets’ value, reduces disbursement wait times, and ensures your final wishes are known.
An estate plan manages your asset base in case of your death or incapacitation. An estate plan also documents your final wishes and identifies an individual who will make decisions on your behalf. While most people think estate plans are only for the wealthy, anyone who wants their assets protected should consider trust and will planning.
The first step in creating an estate plan is creating a will. Other major tasks include:
It is a good idea to complete the trust and will planning process with an attorney or financial advisor to ensure documents align with state and local laws.
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