Three Things That Shouldn’t Stop You From Creating an Estate Plan

No one likes to think about their own mortality. You can’t imagine being so sick or injured that you can’t make your own medical decisions, and you can’t fathom leaving your family any time soon. We hope that you have many more healthy years ahead of you—but the truth is that nobody knows when an accident or illness is going to change everything.

You Can’t Predict the Future—You Can Prepare for it

You can create an estate plan so that when the time comes your wishes will be honored and your family will be cared for according to your directives. If you fail to create an estate plan then the state of California will decide how your property is distributed and who will raise your children. Accordingly, we encourage you not to let the following things prevent you from creating an estate plan:

  • Fear. It is scary to think about getting seriously hurt or dying. However, creating an estate plan does not make these things more likely to happen. Instead, it provides you with some certainty about what will happen to your family in these situations.
  • Illness. It is not too late to create an estate plan if you are already ill. Instead, it may be more important than ever.
  • Money. Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. Everyone, regardless of their assets, should have a say about who cares for their children, what happens if they are incapacitated, and how their property should be distributed when they die.

Get the information that you need to create an estate plan that meets your needs and gives you peace. Simply browse the free resources available on this website or contact us directly to learn more.

 

James F. Roberts
Founder and owner of the Law Office of James F. Roberts and Associates, a premiere estate planning law firm
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