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You Just Never Know

By January 10, 2013Estate Planning

extended familyLife is so precious. You just never know when a tragedy will strike either you or your family. And while it pains me to hear about one of our clients passing away, I take solace in the fact that we were able to assist that client (and his or her family) with a plan that will help relieve some of the burden that is associated with the passing of a loved one.

It is never too soon nor too early to plan for incapacity or death. A well-drafted estate plan is like a detailed roadmap of how to arrive at a specific destination. And that roadmap provides much needed support to a grieving family member. That family member will not have to try to guess at how the decedent wanted things to be done – the estate plan will describe it. That family member will not have to choose sides when it comes to dividing the decedent’s assets – the estate plan will describe it.

For example, take a decision about whether or not you want to be buried or cremated when you pass away. Have you decided that yet? If so, have you communicated that desire to your family members? Many husbands and wives that I meet with have never discussed that before, and they are usually surprised by the decision of the other spouse! There is the natural desire to do what the decedent wants done every step of the way – and an estate plan can make that happen.

While it is not fun to plan the procedures and details of the events to take place after you pass away, the goal of an estate plan is to provide peace and assurance, not fear and despair. Please call and schedule your free consultation today to find out how a well-drafted estate plan can benefit you and your family, because you just never know...

MH_iphone_splashWhy Choose Morris Hall:
You have a number of options when it comes to estate planning, so why pick Morris Hall?  First off, estate planning and asset protection are a very complicated endeavor and you should only trust someone who focuses exclusively on those matters.  Also, MH is a proud member of The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA) which provides us additional support, advanced training, tools and information that is not available to others – which means that we can better protect your assets and your loved ones.  We are one of only two firms in Arizona that belong to the AAEPA and are the only firm in New Mexico that has been granted membership.  If you have assets and loved ones that you want to protect, you are in good hands with MH.  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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