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Estate Planning – How Does This Help Your Loved Ones?

Estate Planning – How Does This Help Your Loved Ones?

Posted by Chris Peterson | Jul 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Estate Planning – How Does This Help Your Loved Ones?

Estate Law Attorneys in College Station TexasEstate planning is very important for families; however; it is often overlooked until it is too late. Planning a financial estate with the help of estate law attorneys is much more than simply having a Will prepared. With the proper estate planning, the estate holder can rest assured their wealth and assets will be disbursed the way they desire, without the complications that result when individuals do not plan for the future. Professional estate planning services can help families in some very beneficial ways.

Helps with Property Disbursal

When someone dies, or becomes incapacitated and can no longer make decisions regarding their personal estate, the issue of how to handle that person's estate can become very complicated. Unless there is legal documentation outlining the estate holder's wishes, including their own health care, problems can arise. For an estate to be disbursed as the estate holder desires, or for them to receive the care they want should they become incapacitated, prior estate planning is essential. Without this, family members must go through a considerable effort, enlisting the help of estate law attorneys for a decision to be made about who actually has the right to make decisions for their loved one and how their estate should be distributed.

Provides Critical Instructions

Prior preparation with attorneys who offer experienced estate planning services helps to ensure that the estate owner understands the important decisions this pre-planning covers. This means the estate will be distributed according to the estate owner's wishes. Yet estate planning covers much more than inheritances and other wealth being passed on to heirs. It also gives critical instructions, such as who is to have control over the estate should the estate holder become unable to make any type of decisions. This type of planning includes things such as guardianship and elder care, as well as control over finances and wealth.

Provides for Families Faster

When individuals plan for their estate and family, it is a great service to family members later. Whether an estate holder becomes incapacitated or passes away, a properly planned estate can be disbursed by the courts without much trouble. In this type of situation, family members are provided for much more quickly.  This will avoid the problems that may occur after the loss of a loved one, especially if that person was a main income producer or otherwise responsible for the support of others in the family.

Reduces Legal Costs

When the distribution of a family estate becomes more complicated because of missing, or incomplete estate planning, it is essential for family members to hire attorneys to help them decide how assets should be distributed and then be approved by the courts. Loved ones will need to apply for conservatorship of the estate before it can be disbursed. This can cause the entire process to become lengthy and costly, as well as extremely emotional.

Many people believe that a Will is all that is necessary and do not look further into planning for their future. Although a Will is one important part of estate planning, thorough estate planning services involve much more than just the distribution of assets. For an estate holder to ensure their family benefits the most from their assets and to ensure their wishes regarding their health care are carried out should they become incapacitated, it is important they plan effectively with the help of experienced estate law attorneys!

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About the Author

Chris Peterson

Founding Attorney Chris Peterson is the owner of Peterson Law Group. He practices primarily in the areas of wills, trusts and estate planning; probate and trust administration; elder law; and business law. In addition to the law practice, Chris is involved in Aggieland Title Company and Brazos 1...

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