If you close your eyes and think about the things that are most important to you, what comes to mind? For many people, they would first say their loved ones, like spouses and children. Maybe your dog or other family pet jumps into your mind and perhaps your favorite vacation home or the car you drive. Well, no one lives forever, so it might be time to think about an estate plan to take care of those things you love after you pass on.
At Miller Law Firm, your priorities are our priorities. That’s why we take special care in building an estate plan that addresses a person’s top priorities and concerns. Every person is different and will require a specific plan that addresses their needs and the needs of their loved ones. It’s nice to know that you would have the people and things you care about most in the world taken care of when you are no longer able to.
An estate plan can also be put in place for instances when a person becomes ill or is unable to verbalize or address their estate. This can happen slowly, like in the case of terminal illness, or quickly, like in the event a person would have a stroke or other medical emergency. So, it’s good to plan ahead to help ease the burden on one’s family and loved ones. This can allow for peace of mind to know you have a plan in place.
Estate planning can allow a person the freedom to make the best decisions for themselves, their loved ones, pets and even their favorite possessions. It needs to be done ahead of time and won’t happen overnight. However, taking the initiative to plan ahead is wise. It allows for the best outcome in a less-than-ideal situation.