An outdated estate plan isn’t something you should let linger. It requires immediate attention to ensure that you make the right changes for both you and your family.
Of course, that doesn’t help answer the key question: what’s the best way to approach an outdated estate plan?
While you should always do what’s best for you, your loved ones, and your future, here are some basic steps you can take:
- Review your estate plan in its entirety: Don’t make any assumptions about your estate plan. Review every last detail to ensure that you have a firm grasp on where things currently stand.
- Make note of areas of concern: During your review, make note of any areas of concern.
- Think through potential changes: It’s one thing to pinpoint areas of concern, but another thing entirely to make the changes necessary to give you peace of mind.
- Consult with an estate planning attorney: Rather than attempt to alter your estate plan on your own, consult with an experienced estate planning attorney. They can help you update your estate plan, thus giving you peace of mind in knowing that everything was done the right way.
As you get into the habit of reviewing your estate plan, there’s a good chance you’ll eventually realize that changes are necessary. Just the same as creating your first estate plan, don’t hesitate to take action. Should something happen, your current estate plan is the one that will dictate the future, such as who receives your assets.
If you have questions or concerns about updating your estate plan, you’re in the right place. At our law firm, we have many years of experience helping people in your position get back on track. Contact us online to set up a free one-hour personal consultation with our experienced estate planning attorney.