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Don't Worry About a Thing! The Politicians Will Fix It...Right?!?

By January 21, 2012Estate Planning

Don't worry about a thing. All of your concerns and problems will soon be resolved. Come next January, our country will have no problems, and all of your financial woes will be solved. I have listened closely to the candidates, and they all promise a solution for everyone's financial and social struggles. What a great relief!

Well, perhaps it's not quite so easy. With all their good intentions, the politicians can't solve all your problems. Neither can you; but you can do much to eliminate problems upon your potential incapacity and upon your certain death.

For all the candidates' optimism and promises, hardly anyone wants any level of government to be more involved in his or her affairs. However, if you have total assets of $100,000 or more, and if you don't plan properly today, there will be increased governmental involvement. This comes in the manner of court proceedings, taxes, expenditures for long-term care, appointing guardians for minor or incapacitated children, determining who will receive your assets, and naming someone to handle all of your affairs.

While you do not know today exactly what will happen to you in the future (other than the fact that you will indeed die some day), and while you might not be sure of what provisions you will always want, you can act on the information and desires you have now. A plan, even a beginning plan, will give you assurance that matters will be handled by those people you choose, and as you would have them do it.

The politicians have given us much to think about, and we wish them well in their sincere endeavors. But, generally we can plan our circumstances much better than they can or than they will. Take matters into your own hand by creating an estate plan with MH. We can help you prevent greater government interference and increased taxation. Call today!

About Morris Hall:

At Morris Hall, we have focused our legal practice on estate planning for over 40 years. Along with estate planning, our attorneys help clients and their families with matters of probate, trust administration, wills, powers of attorney, business planning, succession planning, legacy planning, charitable gifting and other important legal aspects. We also have divisions in financial, real estate and accounting to help you incorporate all of your planning together, insuring that everything works perfectly for your needs and situation. Our Arizona offices are located in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tucson, Prescott, Flagstaff and Arrowhead. Our New Mexico offices are located in Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe. Contact us today at 888.222.1328 to schedule an appointment!

This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney in your community who can assess the specifics of your situation. 

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