Do I need a lawyer for my estate planning?

On Behalf of | Sep 27, 2021 | Estate Planning

Preparing for your future can be a challenge. The is no telling what tomorrow may bring, so you want to be sure that you are ready for the worst, but how can you do that? By having an interest in making an estate plan, you are already ahead of about half of Americans who do not have a will.

Many attorneys offer their services to assist clients with estate planning, but are they really necessary? What exactly does an attorney offer their clients when assisting with estate planning?

How an attorney can help you

If you are not thorough in your estate plan, you may miss something that you may have otherwise desperately needed. Additionally, if you leave too much uncertainty in your estate plan or if you are not clear enough, your family may dispute your will and cause irreparable damage to family relationships.

A skilled estate planning attorney can help you create a will that reflects your unique needs and includes necessary planning such as:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Health care directives
  • Appointing a power of attorney

A strong estate plan can answer important questions for your friends, family, and medical professionals when you cannot act or speak on your own behalf. It can also keep your loved ones from guessing what you really wanted for your estate and finalize who deserves what from you.

Remove the uncertainty in your future

Because of how uncertain we are of the future, it makes now the best time to address your estate plan. Whether you do not have a plan or have not updated yours in some time, consult with an estate planning attorney today. Their guidance can help ensure that you develop a plan that you can count on.