If you haven’t yet constructed your estate plan, it’s never too late. No matter your age, you can benefit from the services we provide at Fouts Law Group, LLC. End of life issues can be difficult to discuss, but they can be even more difficult to deal with for the loved ones left behind. When you create an estate plan, your end of life issues are already decided and only need followed. Our knowledgeable team can help you create your estate plan.
Whether you are putting together your first estate plan or want to update a plan that is already in place, our Roswell estate planning attorneys can provide you with advice and guidance. Your estate planning attorney will assist you in creating an estate plan that is unique to your current life situation and future wishes. We are happy to provide you with any information you need. Call our office at (678) 242-8344 for assistance. We can answer your questions, including:
- Why do I need an estate plan?
- What should I include in my estate plan?
- How can a Roswell estate planning attorney assist me?
Why Do I Need an Estate Plan?
You need an estate plan if you are concerned about what will happen to your loved ones and the assets you have accumulated after you have passed on. You also need an estate plan if you have end of life wishes that you want carried out, specifically with regards to your medical care.
Many people believe that it is only the elderly who need an estate plan. While it is more common for seniors to have an interest in this type of planning, the truth is that estate planning is beneficial to people of any age. No one can predict what tomorrow holds, and you want to be sure that your assets are protected. While it is true that you don’t need a will carried out until you have passed, a will is only a single component of a sound estate plan.
You also need an estate plan if you don’t want your family to have to make difficult decisions in the event you face a medical emergency. You want to ensure that you wishes are carried out without burdening your loved ones. These are all reasons for you to speak with a Roswell estate planning attorney as soon as possible.
Should you choose to not create an estate plan, current state law will take precedence. That means that the government will decide how to handle your estate, not you and not your family members. If you don’t have an estate plan in place and something happens to you, it may be too late to protect your assets and spare your family from having to make difficult choices.
What Should I Include In My Estate Plan?
An estate plan is unique and will have different components depending on your needs. These components may include:
- Divorce and Remarriage Protection
- IRA and 401(k) Retirement Plans
- Last Will and Testament
- Powers of Attorney
- Protection for Grandchildren
- Retirement Plan Protection
- Revocable Living Trust
An estate plan may be comprised of several components. It is important that you select the components that will meet your needs now and in the future. To do this, you must be informed properly. An experienced Roswell estate planning attorney can provide you with the information you need and help you construct a legally-compliant plan.
When you work with an attorney to plan for your estate, you get valuable assistance. An attorney can help you identify which components will best serve you and which will help meet your future goals. An attorney can also take care of the technical details involved with constructing and filing your estate plan to ensure it is enforceable.
How Can a Roswell Estate Planning Attorney Assist Me?
Fouts Law Group, LLC has years of experience assisting people in creating estate plans. We know how to create a plan that meets your goals and needs. No matter your age, a life situation may occur which will leave you wishing that you had an estate plan. Let us help you create the right plan before it’s too late.
To learn more about how a Roswell estate planning attorney can help you protect not only yourself, but your assets and loved ones, call us at (678) 242-8344 or contact us online.