Creating an estate plan now is an important process for individuals at any age. This includes young people who have no reason to believe that their health is in question. There are many benefits to being proactive and addressing this important matter, while you are young.
5 Reasons to Consider an Estate Plan Now When You Are Young
Why should you consider creating an estate plan at a young age? The following is an overview:
- When you are young and contemplating marriage, it may be a good time to consider a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement can lay out in advance the terms for dividing assets in the event that your marriage does not work out. It can also protect you in the event that your future spouse has significant debt acquired before the marriage, such as student loans.
- Medical emergencies can happen to anyone at any age. Having your affairs in place now allows you to express your wishes with regard to your medical care. It also allows you to appoint someone to make medical decisions on your behalf. They can also manage your financial affairs when you are unable to do so.
- Emergencies may arise where you are unable to manage or access your financial affairs. For example, you may be traveling overseas and need to pay an important bill but are unable to access your accounts while abroad. A properly created estate plan will allow you to appoint someone who can step in to take care of your finances when needed.
- Most of us don’t know when death will occur. An estate plan ensures that your wishes are properly outlined before you die. This will ensure your assets pass to your beneficiaries in the manner you desire.
- If you have young children, an estate plan is crucial for making decisions about who should care for your children and how they should be raised in the event that you die.
Are you interested in learning more about creating an estate plan? Contact us today at (714) 282-7488 for assistance or come to one of our free monthly seminars!