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Estate Planning involves more than executing a Will and determining property distribution upon the death of a loved one. It involves setting and identifying goals; familiarizing yourself with legal the process of executing an Estate Plan; and gathering important information and using it to design, draft, and implement a customized plan that will be set in place to achieve and maximize your individually intended results.

An effective Estate Plan can help to substantially minimizing the future costs to you and to your family. Whether these costs be directly related to your financial affairs, or the less hidden costs associated with emotional stress upon your family, a well thought out and properly executed estate plan will help to reduce these burdens.

It is important to consider all significant aspects of your life when planning for your future. You may have a beloved pet, or child with special needs that you want to ensure protection, and care for when you pass away. You may want to protect your children and grandchildren’s inheritance from divorce, lawsuits, or accidental disinheritances. You may simply want to diminish the costs associated with the burden placed on your family when trying to figure out what to do with your estate.

Such desires and goals do not necessarily have to be centered around delegations of wealth and property. The area of estate planning is extremely beneficial to everyone, and ensures protection for your family at the time of your death, or incapacitation.

If it is important to you, it is important to take the necessary steps in planning for the future. Estate planning is an opportunity to clarify your wishes and pass along family values as life progresses. This essential step in planning for your future will help you to preserve your family’s inheritance, reduce the emotional toll on your loved ones, and ensure that your goals are achieved.