My name is Danielle Diaz. One of the things I've learned in life, both inside and outside the courtroom, is that it is important to not see others as your enemy. Even though you may see the prosecutor as your enemy, he or she is just trying to do a job. It may be possible that you can get a prosecutor or the judge to be sympathetic and get him or her on your side. In order to accomplish this, you need to understand the law. I feel that most individuals do not understand the law, which is why I was motivated to create this blog.
As we continue to go through life, it's essential that we take time to consider the future. When you make a plan for the future, there are fewer surprises and you can make sure that your wishes are followed. With an estate plan, you can do just that. Any adult should have a plan in place during their lifetime and an attorney can help to make the whole planning process stress-free. Here are some of the top reasons why you should invest in estate planning.
1. Decide How to Give Away Your Assets
When you pass, your assets will be distributed to your loved ones. When you don't have a plan, laws dictate how this is done. If you wish to choose who gets what asset, you need to properly plan. You can make these important choices and take your time making them throughout life when you do your planning.
2. Choose Who Will Help You
With an estate plan, you can also choose who will help with important affairs after your death. This may include a guardian to help care for your minor children and or an executor of your will. You want to make sure that the best and most trusted individuals are assisting you with affairs when you're no longer able to make choices on your own.
3. Prepare for the Unexpected
Life is full of twists and turns, and you never know what will happen next. Taking the time to plan is essential because you can be well prepared for a mix of situations. When you do no planning, your wishes may not be followed because you never took the time to outline them.
4. Make Sure Your Wishes Are Followed
With an estate plan, you can make sure that your wishes are respected and followed. When you don't meet with an estate planning professional during your lifetime, the laws that are in place will determine how things are handled. This means that it may not be what you originally had in mind. Make sure that you're in control and do the planning work now.
An estate planning attorney can make the process of creating a plan and making big choices easier. You don't need to stress out about the planning process; when you take the time to plan, you're helping to minimize surprises later in life. Contact an estate planning professional today to learn more wills and trusts, the planning process, and to start planning.