If you are like most people, you are focused on the here and now or perhaps the immediate future. Planning your estate might be the furthest thing from your mind. Sometimes it is the things we ignore that matter the most. The time for needing a plan for your estate may be a long way off, but it is no less important than if you were to pass away tomorrow. Creating a plan for your estate after your passing is best done with the help of an experienced Virginia Beach estate planning attorney.
While you are collecting your thoughts and the necessary estate planning documents, think about what you want to ask your Virginia Beach estate planning attorney. Consider writing them down, so you do not forget them. Your list should include questions such as:
Many Americans mistakenly believe that estate planning is nothing more than creating a will. This couldn’t be further from the truth. To ensure that all of your assets are correctly handled after your death, you will need to include much more in your estate planning. For example, provisions for who will have access to or control over your assets if you are no longer able to do so yourself. Without the proper planning and documents, the probate court may cause the distribution of assets in ways that you did not intend.
With the help of your Virginia Beach estate planning lawyer, you can be sure that your estate plan includes these necessities:
At Mahoney & Richmond, PLLC, all of our estate planning lawyers have extensive experience preparing all kinds of estates and documents. We can help with unique or special considerations or even just one part of your estate. Our priority is listening to your wants and ensuring that we document them in accordance with the law so that they are honored after your passing. Get started on planning your estate by contacting our office to schedule your estate planning consultation today.