During your life, you have the privilege of planning for the future of your loved ones with estate planning. While it’s not something anyone likes thinking about, making sure your estate is fully accounted for before your death is vital to the ones you leave behind. Here are three advantages of estate planning that could get you moving to get it done.
#1: Providing for Your Family
Determining how your assets will provide for your family when you’re gone is the number one advantage of estate planning. You can ensure your money goes to your beneficiaries and no place else, such as the IRS, when it’s in writing in a legal document.
#2: Ensure Wealth Protection
You can prevent any challenges to asset distribution by having an estate plan in place. You can preserve your wealth by utilizing estate planning to create a trust with limited liability. A trust takes your name off of your assets and transfers them to the trust. This will protect your wealth, assets, and family.
#3: Protect Yourself
An estate plan isn’t just for use after you die. An estate plan will also determine your care and directives should you become ill or incapacitated. The plan will protect you and your assets if you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself.
Don’t leave your family in limbo dealing with probate, legal issues, and fighting to maintain assets and care after your passing. Plan now to take care of yourself, your estate, your wealth, and your loved ones. Contact the experienced team at McCutchen McLean, LLC, to start the estate planning process.