Tell Me again Why Estate Planning Is So Important

POSTED ON: June 16, 2021
CATEGORY: Estate Planning, power of attorney, Probate
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We all have heard about family conflict stories. Someday, someone with the capital dies, and there is a war among family members.

Estate planning is important for just about everyone, not just for the rich, says Jerry Taylor of Jerry Taylor Law in Fairhope, Alabama.

If you don’t have a comprehensive plan, it could mean headaches for your family left to manage things after you die, and it can be expensive and have long-lasting impact.

Here are four reasons why estate planning is important, and you need the help of an experienced estate planning attorney.

Estate plan beneficiaries. Middle-class families must plan in the event something happens to the bread earner. You might be only leaving behind one second home, but if you don’t decide who is to receive it, things might become complicated. The main purpose of planning is to allocate heirs to the assets. If you have no plan when you die, the court decides who gets the assets.

Protection for minor children. If you have small children, you must prepare for the worst. To be certain that your children receive proper care if they are orphaned, you must name their guardians in your last will. If you don’t, the court will do it!

It can save on taxes. Planning can protect your loved ones from the IRS. A critical aspect of estate planning is the process of transferring assets to the heirs to generate the smallest tax burden for them. Estate planning can minimize estate taxes and state inheritance taxes.

Avoid fighting and headaches in the family. No one wants fighting when a loved one dies. There might be siblings who might think they deserve much more than the other children. The other siblings might also believe that they should be given the charge for financial matters, despite the fact that they aren’t good with debts and finances. These types of disagreements can get ugly and lead to court. Estate planning will help in creating individualized plans.

Work with Jerry Taylor Law to see how estate planning can help your specific situation.

 

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