As someone who is new to estate planning, you can expect to have reservations about whether or not you’re making all the right moves. Along the way, it’s natural to have various questions related to estate planning.
Here’s the problem. Many people have questions but neglect to answer them. And when that happens, they’re never able to move to the next step in the process.
Here are three beginner-level estate planning questions that can put you on the right track.
1. What do you hope to accomplish through estate planning?
This is one of the first questions to answer. Knowing what you want to accomplish will help you take the right path forward. Do you want to ensure that your children are protected upon your passing? Is incapacity planning most important to you?
Create a short list of attainable goals and work forward from there.
2. What have you done to date?
For some people, the answer is easy: nothing. But others may have taken some estate planning steps already. If you’ve done anything, consider how it’ll impact the steps you’re taking now. You can’t simply ignore what you’ve done in the past.
3. Who can you turn to for estate planning assistance?
Estate planning isn’t something you want to tackle on your own. While you can research all aspects of estate planning online, there will come a point when you need professional guidance. That’s when you should consult with an experienced estate planning attorney. They can answer all your questions and provide the guidance you’re seeking.
No matter what types of questions you’re facing, don’t lose sight of the fact that there’s always an answer and a solution. Contact our law firm online or via phone at 817-899-3286 to discuss your estate planning needs in detail.
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