Back in the 1980s, Robert Schuller, a Christian televangelist, coined a motivational quote that swept the nation: “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” That is just as true today as it was then. However, even tough people often wish that they had an instruction book on how to get through the greatest challenges in their own life.
Even though life does not come with a user manual, you can create your own instructions for the difficult times you might face at some point during your life. Creating an estate plan can address these potential times and solidify your instructions about what you want to happen if and when they do arise.
Effective Estate Planning
If you’re like most people, you think about a last will and testament when you think about estate planning. While it’s true that a will serves as most people’s foundation estate planning document, an effective estate plan should encompass all of the following five areas:
- Long-term care
- Beneficiary designations
In terms of the tough times you or your family could face, consider the following:
- Who will finish raising your minor children if you and your spouse die together in an accident?
- Where will the money to raise your children come from?
- What if you need long-term care due to a debilitating injury or illness?
- Do your loved ones know your preferences for the type of medical care you want and don’t want in the event you can’t express those wishes to your health care team?
Effective estate planning can provide the answers to all of these questions and more.
Getting the Expert Help You Need
If you’re getting the impression that effective estate planning is not a do-it-yourself project, you’re right. You need to have an experienced estate planning attorney and organization in your corner listening to your concerns, answering your questions and then helping you devise an estate plan personalized to your needs and goals.
That’s exactly what we do at AmeriEstate Legal Plan, Inc. Our network of experienced and knowledgeable estate planning attorneys is dedicated to providing you with the help you need, regardless of your age or the number of your current assets. We definitely are not of the opinion that only wealthy older people need an estate plan. Rather, we believe that everyone should plan for the future, and we’re here to help you do exactly that.
Keep in mind that estate planning is not a one-and-done event. As your family increases in size and other life-changing events occur, you undoubtedly will want to update your initial estate plan to reflect these changes. Never fear. AmeriEstate Legal Plan will continue to support you by always being ready to revise your existing estate planning documents or create new ones.
Ready To Get Started?
When is the best time to begin making your own instruction book for life’s tough times? The answer is NOW. To date, AmeriEstate Legal Plan, Inc. has helped over 40,000 families create the estate plans they need and deserve. Contact us today. We’ll be happy to help you get started on yours.