Estate planning is not only for the rich or the elite. If you have assets or own property, you have an estate and therefore you should have a plan! Your estate is what you leave after you die. In order to control how it is done, who gets your property, and when they get it you need a plan.
People who do estate planning want to make sure that their assets are passed on to their loved ones without problems, without high legal fees, and without time delays. Sometimes, people do estate planning to make sure that a particular person, such as a spouse or a child, is protected. Often, someone does planning to make sure that they have enough assets to live on for the rest of their life. An estate planning attorney helps you make this happen!
Planning now lets you choose who will handle your legal and financial affairs and make medical decisions for you if you are unable. It will protect your property and qualify you for medicaid if you require long term care. Upon your death, it will keep your assets in your blood line for the benefit of your children.