People who do not have estate plans, often think that the process of getting one can be more difficult than it normally is. It is not difficult to get that false impression, if you start doing some digging online.
You will be confronted with unfamiliar terminology and 10 to 15 step plans that can make estate planning seem very time-consuming. You can also find some online form companies that tell you that purchasing their products make creating an estate plan easy. However, once you start reading their documentation, it might all look difficult again because you do not know the finer legal details of estate planning.
The truth? Estate planning does not have to be that difficult to accomplish, as The New York Times discusses in “What It Was Like To Finally Write My Will.”
The author of the piece discovered that creating his will was not very difficult at all. The key thing that he did was to get a recommendation for an attorney from a friend. He then went to that attorney and told the attorney what he wanted to do.
The attorney discussed the options and the author was able to work with the attorney to determine what the best plan would be for his unique circumstances. The attorney then wrote the plan down formally and the author just needed to go back to the attorney’s office a few weeks later, to formally sign the will and everything was done.
Most people will find that estate planning is just that simple when they also choose an appropriate estate planning attorney.
Reference: New York Times (April 3, 2018) “What It Was Like To Finally Write My Will.”