Putting together an estate plan is something you know you should probably do, but it hasn't been high on your priority list. Life keeps you busy and, really, it is something you just have not wanted to think about. It doesn't matter if you are a young adult, middle-aged or in your retirement years, having an estate plan is for your benefit and the benefit of your loved ones. Now is the time to create an estate plan and an experienced Louisiana-based probate attorney can help you do that.
When it comes to estate planning, you know that it involves deciding what will happen to your assets when you die. Some people think that is all it is. The truth is, it is much more involved than that. A solid estate plan does include a will wherein you make your wishes known by naming beneficiaries and listing who gets what; but it also may consist of powers of attorney, guardianship information and trust documents -- among other things.
An estate plan should protect you if you become incapacitated. It should offer protection to your young or disabled children. It should protect your assets and make sure they end up in the right hands at the right time. It can prevent your loved ones from having to go to court when it comes time to administer your estate.
If you have been putting off creating an estate plan, like most adults in Louisiana and across the country have, now is a good time to consider getting it done. Legal counsel can guide you through the process and make sure your plan fits your needs and goals. To learn more about estate planning and probate, please take a moment and visit our firm's website.