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Regular estate planning updates and changes are necessary

Life is unpredictable, and each year can bring significant changes to person's life, financially, personally and professionally. Some of these changes are quite significant, and it's important that person's long-term planning documents reflect these changes. A Texas reader would be wise to review existing plans and make estate planning updates and changes as necessary.

2nd marriages mean revisiting estate planning

When a first marriage does not work out, some people may worry that they will never find love again. However, numerous individuals in Texas and across the country do end up marrying again. When this happens, it is not only wise to consider who the marriage will impact at the present, but also how it might affect estate planning information.

Adult kids and parents may want to discuss estate planning

Many Texas residents may have already considered many aspects of their own estate plans. During this time, they may have wondered whether their parents had given any thought to estate planning. If the subject has never been discussed, adult children may want to talk about with their parents about their end-of-life wishes.

A letter of intent may play a role in estate planning

Making plans can have many benefits. When it comes to estate planning, Texas residents can let their families know important information that will need taking into account after their deaths. However, in order to have comprehensive plans, individuals may want to make sure that they utilize the right planning tools.

End-of-life care wishes can go into estate planning

When individuals in Texas have plans for any type of situation, they often feel better about what they may face in the future. In particular, estate planning can help address a myriad of life aspects that could help parties feel as if they have not left anything up to chance. However, some individuals may not take the time needed to address how they would like their care attended to at the end of their lives.

Parents and children may want to discuss care and estate planning

Some Texas residents may have had friends who have ended up in a difficult position where medical decisions had to be made for a loved one. The friend may have indicated that his or her family member did not create any type of plan that stated how such a medical situation should be handled, and as a result, that person may have faced a great deal of uncertainty during an already difficult time. This type of situation may have some parties considering talking about care and estate planning with their close family.

Lack of communication, knowledge could affect estate planning

There are many steps involved with ensuring that a person has created the right estate plan. In addition to actually going through the estate planning process, it may be important for individuals to share their plans with their family members. A lack of information among family could potentially result in unnecessary complications.

Estate planning can be done early and effectively

Because an adult of any age could benefit from having an estate plan, getting started on creating one early in life may prove useful. Estate planning may seem daunting or even morbid at first, but in reality, creating a plan can help ensure that assets are protected and that loved ones understand end-of-life wishes. Of course, when making plans, Texas residents will want to avoid mistakes.

Could a pour-over will help with estate planning in Texas?

There are many tools that individuals could utilize in order to create an estate plan that best suits their needs. In fact, some tools could work in conjunction with other estate planning documents and allow Texas residents to better protect their estates and their surviving loved ones. One option that some parties may wish to consider is the pour-over will.

Estate planning together may benefit Texas spouses

Money commonly plays a significant role in most relationships. Some Texas residents may be on the same page as far as when to save and when to spend, but other individuals may have differing views on financial habits that could cause conflict on occasion. Because of the potential for contention when it comes to finances, spouses may want to work together when it comes to estate planning.

Aldrich Law Firm, PLLC

Aldrich Law Firm, PLLC
8700 Crownhill Blvd.
Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78209

Phone: 210-418-1150
Fax: 210-598-7221

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