Estate planning in Raleigh NC is something that should be carefully considered. However, many people choose to ignore it. Why? There are many reasons. It is something that takes time to do. It also should be done in a mindful way that takes all belongings and property into consideration. There are also the meetings with a lawyer and talking things through with family or loved ones that might be a part of your estate plan.
Estate Planning in Raleigh NC for 2018!
Just because estate planning in Raleigh NC can seem confusing and complicated, it doesn’t have to be. Our lawyer can walk you through each and every step of the way. We are also here to offer tips that can help, as well. Below, you’ll find several tips for estate planning in 2018!
In the beginning, it’s important to think about who might inherit your assets. Passing away without a living trust or will may result in your wishes not being carried out. This is one of the main reasons estate planning is important. You should also consider how you share your assets with your children, spouse, and anyone else who may be a beneficiary. Some people choose to include their grandchildren, siblings, or other family members. Write down a list of everyone you might like to leave assets to.
Next, list of all your assets. This can be time-consuming but beneficial. Sometimes people don’t think about all the things they own until they have to. Then, they may realize that they have more assets than they thought they did. Once you’ve made an entire list of all your assets, you can move on to the next step.
Make a list of the assets you’d like to leave your spouse. Do the same for your children, grandchildren, or other beneficiaries. Also, decide whether or not you’d like to leave something to charities or other organizations that are close to your heart.
Do you have rental properties or vacation homes that should be considered, as well? Will they be an inheritance for your beneficiaries? Will they be able to manage the property? Should they keep these properties or sell them upon inheritance? These are all things that you can think about now and describe in your will or living trust.
If you’d like to learn more about estate planning in Raleigh NC be sure to check back soon. Our next blog post will offer more tips for 2018!
If you don’t have an estate plan in place or haven’t reviewed yours in several years, now might be the best time to start. Our attorney is here to help you get your estate plan in order and ready should you pass in an untimely manner or become incapacitated at some point. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to estate planning. Contact our office today to get started.
Also, remember that our law office offers other legal services for you, as well. Whether it’s entertainment law, family law, small business law and others, we are available to help you through your legal situation. Contact us, today, to make an appointment.