At some point, everyone will need and use their estate planning documents. Estate planning has very little to do with wealth. It is about providing peace of mind knowing that you have taken care of the legal documents to help control the events that occur in everyone’s life. Why do you have car insurance? In case your car gets damaged or you or your family get injured in a collision, you have protection for you, your family, and your car. Why do you have homeowners insurance? In case something happens to your house, you have protection for you, your family, and your home.
You may never need to use your car or homeowners insurance. But you keep paying for them month after month, year after year, just in case you need to use them. However, everyone will need to use their estate plan. At some point, everyone will need to use a Health Care Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive, Will, or Trust and it is more likely you will need to use a combination of all of them. So shouldn’t you also have a plan in place that you know you will need and use to protect you, your family, and your loved ones?
If you have questions about preparing an estate plan, give us a call at 253.858.5434 to make an appointment. We proudly serve clients throughout Washington and Idaho and are available to meet in person, by phone, or via Skype or FaceTime.