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July 2014 Archives

Estate plan can lead to less stress for both you and your heirs

Discussing one’s death is not the first thing that most people want to do. Talking about one’s demise is not a pleasant subject for anyone in Lee County, but putting off preparing an estate plan can be a lot worse. By failing to have an estate plan in place you will not only leave your heirs with the frustration of not knowing your wishes, but in many cases, you might leave them with a lot of legal headaches to deal with as well.

Think your estate plan is finished? Think again

Although many people in the Lee County area, and elsewhere, still don’t have an estate plan in place, there are many others that do. Having an estate plan to help one’s heirs is always a good idea, which is why many people prepare estate plans. However, even those who already have a plan on paper should not feel like their work is done. It’s always a good idea to review and rework your plan.

What women need to know when it comes to estate planning

Getting ready for your own death is not something that a lot of people like to do. Even though everybody in the Lee County area, and anywhere else, should plan for their eventual passing, it can often be an uncomfortable subject to talk about. Estate planning is also important for both men and women, but there are some differences for women and they should be aware of them.

Are you going to leave your loved one's your credit card debt?

Although most people in Lee County, and anywhere else, would rather not leave their loved ones with a financial burden after they die, many people fail to take the proper steps to avoid that very issue. However, by planning ahead you can make sure you satisfy your creditors as well as your beneficiaries.

Doing your own estate planning can come with risks

For many people death and even the aging process may still seem like a long ways off. However, time never stops and before we know it years have passed and our bodies have aged. Although aging and death are both inevitable, there are many people in Lee County who still put off planning for them, which is a bad idea. On the other hand, some people choose to plan for long-term care and death on their own, which can also be a mistake.