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Honoring Your Story: The Heart of Estate Planning During the Holidays 🌟

December 6, 2023

The holidays bring us closer, spark stories of yesteryears, and inspire hopes for days to come. Sure, discussing what you’ll leave behind isn’t typical holiday cheer, but it’s a meaningful conversation. 🍂 Think about it: What are your wishes for your loved ones’ futures? Is there something precious you’d like to pass on to someone special in your life?

Writing a will or setting up a trust isn’t just about making your voice heard after you’re gone. It’s about clarity, preventing mix-ups, and avoiding family squabbles about who gets what. Now’s a good time to understand the importance of getting these plans in place.

Solving the Inheritance Puzzle 🔍

Wondering if you’ve got enough to need a will or trust? You might be surprised to learn that you don’t need to be wealthy for your estate to go through probate court, which can happen even with modest assets.

Without a will or trust, the state has a one-size-fits-all approach to dividing your stuff, which might not match your personal wishes. Your spouse and kids typically get a share, but what about your specific requests? They could be overlooked.

Families today can be complex, with exes and children from different relationships. That’s when things can get tricky in court. Even though your ex may not inherit, other relatives like your kids, grandkids, or siblings might. If you’ve got particular ideas about who should get what, a will or trust is your best bet.

Updating Your Plan as Life Changes 🔄

Family gatherings can be full of surprises. A casual chat or a little debate could lead to a change of heart about who should inherit your grandma’s china set. Concerned that what you put in your will today might need a change tomorrow?

No worries—wills and trusts aren’t set in stone. They’re meant to evolve with you, your family, and your assets. As things change, so can your will or trust, with some straightforward legal updates.

Don’t let uncertainty stop you. A clear plan today can prevent family headaches tomorrow, making sure your wishes are known and honored. Our estate planning pros are here to make your legacy clear and worry-free.

We’re Your Planning Partners 🤝

Making wills and trusts is what we do best. Get started with a no-fuss Peace of Mind Planning Session. You’ll fill out an online questionnaire before your session, then we’ll meet to go over any questions and talk through your choices—and our straightforward pricing. We’ll move forward only if it feels right for you. Schedule your session HERE

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This blog is our way of making sure you’re clued in and feeling good about this big life shift, with a helping hand from our team. Remember, we’re here to turn the legal jargon into something you can not only understand but use to empower your family. And, while we’re here to guide you through the legal landscape, remember this blog is for general information purposes and not a substitute for legal advice tailored to your unique situation.

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