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ESTATE PLANNING FOR BEGINNERS: HOW TO GET STARTED (PART 1 OF 3)

ESTATE PLANNING FOR BEGINNERS: HOW TO GET STARTED (PART 1 OF 3)

If you’re just beginning to think about your estate planning needs, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. In fact, it may seem overwhelming having to plan for the future. If you’re looking to feel more comfortable by learning more about the planning process, take a look at the following information. If you have any additional questions, or if you’d like to begin discussing your estate planning needs, contact an estate planning attorney.

When is the best time to begin planning?

An estate plan should be created as soon as possible. Once an individual reaches the age of 18, it’s important to plan for the future. This makes it possible to be prepared for the unexpected. By putting off your planning, you may find that your wishes aren’t respected, and that you’re unable to get the help that you need.

What’s the best way to overcome planning fears?

Many people are scared to begin planning. This is because planning involves talking about difficult topics. It can also be scary to think about the unknown. If you’re looking for a way to face your fears, take a look at the following tips:

  • Discuss planning with your loved ones. Taking the time to listen to their planning experiences, can allow you to be better informed and comfortable with the planning process.
  • Work with an estate planning attorney. An attorney can work with you so that you feel more comfortable about planning. He or she will be able to answer your questions, address your concerns, and better explain all of your options.
  • Set goals and gradually work towards them. Estate planning isn’t something that needs to be done overnight. Create some planning goals, and work towards them at your own pace.

Take a look at our next blog post (part 2 of 3), for more information on the estate planning process. If you have any additional questions, or if you’re ready to begin your estate planning ventures, consult with a qualified estate planning attorney.

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