It sure would make planning easier if our birth certificates had an expiration date on them. You could actually plan for your bank account to run dry on the last day you are alive. Unfortunately that is not how it works. We do not know when we are going to die, or when our spouse is going to die. We do not know what the tax rates will be when we die, who will be the president or who will be in congress. We do not know if our children are going to get married or divorced, if they are will be successful or struggle. We can not know if we will need to go into an assisted living home or receive long term care. We do not know if we will have enough money to survive or how much of it the government will take from what we try to leave to our children.
Because there is so much we do not know, how do we prepare accordingly? The answer is very simple - you get help from the right people, using flexible solutions that adapt to different situations you and your family may encounter. Seek help from professionals that will keep you updated and informed as political and economic situations change. Get help from a firm with a rich history of helping protect their clients and their communities. Ensure said firm is a member of a national elite group of estate planning attorneys, such as the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Make certain this firm has a trusted name, such as a firm that has had the same phone number since 1971. Basically, you call MH. We cannot tell you when you are going to die, but we can help prepare you, your spouse and your family so that they are protected. We can help to ensure that what you worked so hard for passes to those you love rather than to the government and the probate court.
Get help today by calling MH at 888.222.1328 for a free consultation.
Contributed by MH Cave Creek and Phoenix Estate Planning Attorney West Hunsaker.
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