As we know, the holiday season is a great time to come together as families and enjoy each other’s company. Many times the conversations that get brewing around the dinner table or the fireplace can be quite varied. Some families use this special time together to bring up the topic of simple estate planning, as they try to encourage adult children, parents, cousins, nieces, nephews, etc. about getting their own affairs in order.
Obviously, the holiday time is drawing to a close and the New Year is well upon us, however, it’s never too late to share the importance of estate planning with other family members, close friends, or neighbors that you care about. To help start the discussion, you can remind your loved one that anyone over the age of eighteen needs simple planning to avoid their family’s unnecessary expense and delay caused by a living probate.
Encouraging those you care about to add to their New Year’s resolution’s list the goal of discussing their individual estate plan with an estate planning attorney is a priceless gift that you will have given them. Unfortunately, as we know with all goals, some goals take longer to achieve than other goals. However, by introducing the discussion of estate planning with your loved one, you will have paved at least a baby step in the right direction for them.
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, power of attorneys, 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, ensuring that everything works perfectly for your needs and situation. Our Arizona offices are located in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, 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!
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