Proper estate planning gives one piece of mind knowing that loved ones will be taken care of. Let Landon help you understand the many documents available for estate planning, and pick the ones needed for your circumstances.
With over 35 years of experience in Estate Planning, attorney Landon A. Dunn provides expert advice in a compassionate manner.
An estate planning attorney is a type of lawyer that understands how to advise their clients on their affairs regarding estate planning and assists clients in drafting legal documents including wills and trusts. Estate lawyers help outline the distribution of property and management of assets after a person’s death.
Your estate is everything you own; your car, home, other real estate, investments, checking and savings accounts, life insurance, furniture, and personal possessions. You probably want to control how these things are given to the people you care most about. To make sure that you have things the way you want them, you need to provide instructions stating whom you wish to receive something of yours, what you want them to receive, and when they are to receive it.
Estate planning is beneficial because it allows you to make a plan in advance and name whom you want to receive your possessions. Proper estate planning should also:
Your plan can also be updated as your family, and financial situations change over your lifetime.
Individuals put off estate planning because they don’t think they’re old enough, own enough, they’re busy, or they don’t want to think about it. But planning will make sure that you have things the way you want them, and that your family isn’t left to pick up the pieces. Given a choice, wouldn’t you rather these matters be handled by your family and not the courts? Wouldn’t you instead prefer to control who receives what? Knowing that you have a plan in place that you know will protect your family will give you peace of mind.
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