There are so many things in life that we plan for: vacation, retirement, grocery shopping. . . . So why do we do it? Planning gives us a level of assurance that what will happen is in our control, more or less.
We plan a vacation so we can get the most out of it. We can see the sights. We can maximize the activities. We can minimize cost (get those deals!). We plan vacations to get the most enjoyment out of our limited amount of time.
We plan for retirement to live in a lifestyle we have grown accustomed throughout our working years/. We save. We put money in IRAs or 401ks. We know that without this “nest egg,” we would continue to work into our 80s.
We plan our trip to the grocery store so we don’t buy things we don’t need. We plan so we buy all the things that we do. My wife is continually telling me to put those chips back, we have plenty at home. We plan with a list to keep the trip focused, to ensure our household has those things to make our daily routines comfortable.
But very few people plan their estates. When we all know that our time on earth is limited, it is strange to not plan for this inevitability. Obviously, our clients are in the minority, as they took that step to make things easier for their loved ones. Estate planning is much like those other plans I talk about; it sets out the provisions that you want to see done, when you are no longer with us.
Every estate is different. The plan needed for each of you is different. But making sure your family, your loved ones are taken care of with whatever you leave behind is reason to plan.
Call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our estate planning attorneys. We want to help you get your plan in place.
Contributed by Morris Hall, PLLC Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces Estate Planning Attorney and Partner, Jim Plitz.
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