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Estate Planning Is Not a One-Time Checklist Item

Is there anything like the feeling of excitement and satisfaction that checking a completed item off your “to do” list generates? It means that just for a minute, you are one step closer to the ever elusive goal of being caught up.

When most people finish working with their attorneys on their estate plan (usually a combination of a will, trust, durable power of attorney, healthcare surrogate and living will), they happily check the task off the “to do” list and file the plan away somewhere safe. Then five, ten, fifteen or maybe even twenty years later when the durable power of attorney is actually needed, their family is shocked to find out it is not as effective as originally planned because it is out of date.

Out of date? Who ever said anything about your estate plan having to cycle back onto your “to do” list? But, alas, it is true; estate planning is not a one-time checklist item. As your life changes, so should your estate plan. A regular check-up is needed to make sure it still suits your wishes, your family situation and the changing law.

So, enjoy the thrill of checking estate planning off your checklist when your estate plan is prepared. However, don’t cross through the item, just move it to the bottom of the list so that it can percolate its way back up to the top again. This rotation, rather than deletion, will help enhance your chances of always having an up to date plan that actually performs as you thought it would.

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    We limit the number of clients that we have at one time, allowing us to focus on your case.

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