Ada-Icon
Required

Emotions and Estate Planning, Elder Law Attorney, Woodstock, GA


Mental health professionals normally counsel that people should listen to their emotions. However, when it comes to estate planning, it is often a bad idea to be too emotional about the process.

Forbes recently published an interesting article titled “Don’t Let Emotions Sabotage Your Estate Plan.” The main gist of the article is that people often get emotional about issues surrounding death and end of life planning.

This, in turn, then causes them to put off estate planning, often until it is too late.

As the title of the article counsels this response is best avoided.

It is necessary to set aside any emotions or unease surrounding death so that you can adequately plan for your estate. As the article suggests, it often takes six months to two years to formulate a complete estate plan, depending on the size of the anticipated estate.

Accordingly, if you have a large estate, you cannot wait until you are near death to make plans.

Another piece of solid advice in the article is that you should revisit your estate plan every three years.

That does not mean that you have to go through the entire process again. It just means that you should sit down with your estate planning attorney and go over everything.

Make sure that no laws have changed that might affect your estate. Make sure that beneficiaries, trustees and executors are still appropriate.

In other words, every three years you should make sure that the estate plan still does what you want it to do. Doing that periodically will possibly save a lot of trouble for your estate.

Why not contact your estate planning attorney and schedule a full review if you are due?

Reference: Forbes (May 15, 2015) “Don’t Let Emotions Sabotage Your Estate Plan.”

Hear From Our Clients
tes-prev
tes-next

“On the threshold of retirement, we finally decided to quit thinking we could self-prepare the requisite documents. We had previously had only a very simple will. We needed the necessary legal (including updated will) & health care docs but didn’t want to deal with the time & complication of legalese. Cindy made the process relatively painless. She took the time to explain and answer questions without trying to upsell services. We were done in 2 meetings plus the reading of emailed drafts. In addition to preparing the documents, Nelson Eldercare will be there when our adult children need advice on executing the plans we’ve put in place.So glad it’s behind us and would recommend Cindy and her helpful staff.”

- Bonnie

Cindy and her company treat their clients like family. Nelson’s offers clear, direct, and honest guidance in planning for your families security and future. No one wants to actively sit down and make these decisions, but Nelson’s makes this process seamless. I was so impressed with their willingness to answer all questions big or small. So glad I made the decision have them help my mom and dad and now me. You can’t go wrong with Nelson’s Elder Care Law.

- Hope

The very best elder law attorney and staff anyone could ever ask for! I have referred a number of clients to Cindy and she never disappoints. She is kind, caring, and extremely thorough in making sure everything is completed as it should be. I highly recommend Cindy for anyone needing lawyer services; she truly goes above and beyond for every client she helps and has had a huge impact in so many peoples’ lives. Thank you, Cindy and staff, for everything that you do- I’m so glad to know you!

- Kerri

I heard Cindy’s presentation at a Senior Luncheon at my church, and was very impressed. She helped my daughter and me understand many aspects of elder law. Josh has also been very helpful in my planning to enter an independent living situation . I have told many friends about them.

- Charlotte

Cindy and the Nelson Elder Care Law team are trustworthy and helpful. They are the experts in elder care law. At Leaf Cremation, we entrust our families to the care of the Nelson team when their services are needed.

- Pierce