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Benefits of an Estate Plan

There are number of ways that a person in any stage of life can compile an estate plan that fits his or her situation in life and society. Unfortunately, many people overlook the importance of estate planning or put it off for later on in life. The reality is that estate planning can begin right now and can benefit you right now. Whether you choose to secure your assets through a will or a trust, you can rest assured that your future is planned for and this will give you the peace of mind you need to enjoy your life as it is right now.

There are a number of other factors to consider on the subject of estate planning as well aside from the future of your estate. You can plan for your future health care through living wills and who you would like to act in your stead if you should ever be incapacitated by power of attorney. All of these future decisions can be made now through compiling an estate plan of your choosing and based on your preferences.

Despite the fact that each estate plan is designed individually to fit the needs of the unique person in charge, estate planning in general is beneficial to everyone who utilizes it. Here are a few fundamental benefits that an estate plan can offer you:

  1. Maintain Control: The greatest benefit of estate planning is that it leaves you, the owner and caretaker of your estate, in control of its future no matter what happens to you. Regardless of your future health, mental state and financial condition, establishing a plan for your estate today will ensure that your wishes remain the governing entity with regard to the future of your assets.
  2. Plan Ahead: Estate planning also allows you to provide instructs pertaining to the future of your family's health and financial matters should you ever become disabled and unable to support them yourself.
  3. You Get to Choose: The fundamental principle of estate planning is that the owner and caretaker of the estate should have the final word as to the future of his or her assets. Through estate planning, you choose what happens to your assets after you pass, who gets what and when they will get it. If you compile all of your wishes in an estate plan, particularly one carefully drafted and implemented by an experienced estate planning attorney, no court or individual will be able to challenge those plans without great difficulty and struggle.
  4. Protect Your Estate: Establishing estate plan can also greatly benefit your estate now by protecting it from the constant change in economy, taxes and probate. You can also regularly review and update the terms of your estate plan to accommodate any resent changes in the size or status of your assets.
  5. Provide for Loved Ones: As the head of your household, you are proud to be able to protect and provide for those that you love. With an estate plan, you can continue to provide for your family long after you pass on by ensuring that their financial needs are met with the remainder of your assets. Compiling an estate plan will also protect your family from the unnecessary troubles of intestate and probate litigation, which can be emotionally draining, financially costly and extremely time consuming.

There are just a few of the benefits that an estate plan offers. As mentioned before, there are number of different ways you can actually build an estate plan and each of those come with additionally unique benefits as well.

If you are considering whether you should begin planning for the future of your estate, do not wait too long. The earlier to establish a plan, the faster you can return to enjoying your life with the ones that you love and have the peace of mind that you and your family are provided for in any circumstances

Contact the Law Office of Steven Friedman to speak with a Pembroke Pines estate planning lawyer about your situation and what options are available to you.

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