Many people think estate planning is for the rich, or it's only necessary after death. Most people don't know that after death, it's too late to plan, you will be subject to the laws of the state you live in.
You do not have to be rich to need an estate plan. Every family can benefit from having a plan of their own, one created by an attorney who focuses on this area of the law.
In essence, estate planning, or legal life planning as I like to call it, is about planning for every stage of life, not simply what happens after you pass away. For example, an estate plan can help ensure that your children will be well cared for if something happens to you or your spouse. It can protect your assets from the cost of long-term care and give you control over your financial and healthcare decisions if you become incapacitated. It also provides you the ability to control. You get to control what you give, when you give, the people you give to, and in the manner you want to give. In short, it gives you the peace of mind that comes with having a plan in place for the future.
Even a basic estate plan can help you accomplish the goals we have just mentioned, and many more. Even after a loved one has passed we can help you probate your loved one's estate. Our estate planning attorney will help you with:
Contact Stoney & Walker, LLC's estate planning attorney today to schedule a consultation.