While it may be a difficult topic to think about, estate planning is an important step you can take to protect the interests of your family. A well-prepared estate plan will help ensure your wishes are carried out and your loved ones are financially supported.
It can be a hard conversation to have, but if you pass away without a plan in place, your family members may be left to sort out a legal mess in court.
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Estate Planning Affects Everyone
Depending on your stage in life and how you are affected by someone's estate plan, there are different estate planning tasks to complete.
The sections below can help you learn the basics of common estate planning topics.
Two Approaches to Estate Planning
Many estate planning documents can be created with a DIY process. This works well for people with basic estate planning needs.
For more complex estate planning needs, such as large assets or minor children, you may want to find and speak with a local attorney.
Contact a qualified attorney for legal services focused on estate planning issues.