Today kicks off the 10th annual National Estate Planning Awareness Week. I will do my best to help promote estate planning awareness by using this important week to address your questions and common myths about estate planning.
I am frequently asked a lot of similar questions from not only clients, but family and friends as well. I also encounter numerous myths that people allow to impact their estate planning. Over the last few years, I’ve enjoyed presenting the “Top 10 Myths of Estate Planning” to local groups in the community. My presentation helps audiences understand that estate planning does not have to be complex or financially burdensome. Taking the time to do some planning now, can save your family confusion and in some cases, heartache in the future.
This week, I’ll focus on the most common questions I get from clients, family, and friends. Friday will kick off the countdown of the top 10 myths, with a new myth being dispelled weekly! Feel free to read them as a whole, or focus on the myths and questions you are most curious about or believe yourself. My hope is that after reading this series you will come away with a better understanding of what estate planning really is, how important it can be, and a desire to get your own estate plan in order. If you take nothing else away from this, remember that it is very important that you speak with a lawyer that focuses on estate planning to determine what best suits your needs.
For more on the history of National Estate Planning Week, check out our National Estate Planning Awareness Week article from the 8th annual week in 2015.