Should you make estate planning part of your spring cleaning?

On behalf of Scaringi Law posted in Estate Planning on Friday, March 20, 2015.

With spring officially here, many people will soon be embarking on their annual cleaning ritual after what has proven to be an especially long winter, giving their homes a good scrubbing, organizing their closets and drawers, and generally taking care of those tasks that they've put off all winter.

While this last point typically revolves around cleaning, it should perhaps be expanded this year to include those matters that people know are important yet have consistently neglected, such as evaluating their retirement plans or, more importantly, creating a comprehensive estate plan.

This naturally begs the question as to why people are so reluctant to create an estate plan in the first place.

More often than not, the answer boils down to one or more of the following:

  • They procrastinate.
  • They are intimidated by the legal process.
  • They don't think they need to create an estate plan.
  • They are uncomfortable with considering their own demise.

While all of these reasons are certainly understandable, it's nevertheless extremely important for people to understand that having a carefully crafted estate plan in place can help accomplish just some of the following:

  • Ensuring that their property goes to the right heirs.
  • Preventing legal disputes among family members.
  • Guaranteeing their children will be cared for by someone they trust.
  • Solidifying their final wishes concerning end-of-life medical care

At Scaringi Law, we know that the idea of executing an estate plan might be a bit intimidating. That's precisely why our attorneys will take the time to explain how the law works in understandable terms, outline all of your options, and guide you through the process of executing a comprehensive estate plan that is designed to grant you much-needed peace of mind about the future.

Please visit our website to learn more about how we can help with everything from simple wills and trusts to living wills and guardianships.


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