Estate planning is the process of preparing the proper documents in order to protect both yourself and your family in the future. Preparing now will save your family unnecessary stress and anxiety at a later time when their focus should be on supporting one another and not paperwork.
Many people find the process of writing a will or making advanced medical plans upsetting because the emphasis of such planning is on a time when you are either unable to make your own decisions or no longer with your family.
However, instead of emphasizing the worrisome aspects of the future, estate planning’s main objective is to ensure your wishes are made known and ultimately respected by your family. Such advanced planning with also save your loved ones future legal bills and aggravations.
You will need an Hayward estate planning law firm who is familiar with this ever-evolving area of the law. An experienced attorney will know how to apply these laws as your life progresses and your family grows and changes. You and your estate-planning attorney should be meeting at a minimum of every two to three years to make adjustment to your estate planning documents to reflect such changes.