We know what you’re thinking: “Why do I need to think about estate planning? I’m not rich. I don’t have an estate.” Well, that’s not quite true. Everyone has an estate – whether large or small – and everyone should think about how their loved ones will be taken care of after their death.
We don’t want to get too morbid, and we certainly don’t want to depress you with a lot of talk of death, but you never know what might happen. In fact, estate planning can be very comforting. Think about it this way. Right this second, you find out that you’re going to die tomorrow and there’s nothing you can do about it. What will happen to your spouse, your kids, your pets, your home the day after tomorrow? Pretty scary and sad, right? With an estate plan, you can rest assured that the people you care about most will be taken care of and that they won’t be further burdened – even if the worst happens tomorrow.
Estate Planning in South Carolina is for Everyone
Now, as you start to think about estate planning, you really should think about calling a qualified estate planning attorney here in South Carolina. Trying to go it alone can be a nightmare.
In essence, estate planning, or legal life planning as we 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 also protect your assets from the cost of long-term care and give you control over your financial and healthcare decisions if you become incapacitated.
At its core, estate planning gives you control. You get to control what you give, when you give, the people you give to, and in the manner in which you give. In short, it gives you the peace of mind that comes with having a solid plan.
How Estate Planning Attorneys Help
Even a basic estate plan can help you accomplish all these goals, and many more. And, if you’re the survivor of a loved one who’s recently passed (with or without an estate plan), we can help you probate their estate. When you choose Stoney & Walker your estate planning attorney will help you with:
Let’s talk about how you can create a detailed estate plan that will set your children and loved ones up in the unfortunate event of your death – or what you can do if you need to plan for the probate of a loved one’s estate. Contact us at Stoney & Walker, LLC, to schedule your estate planning attorney consultation today.