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Basic Estate Planning

Dying without a basic estate plan can create a variety of major problems for your loved ones to resolve. Family fights over assets and burial wishes, unintentionally excluding loved ones, gifts to unintended beneficiaries, lost assets, burdensome court processes, confusion over who gets the kids, avoidable taxes—these are only a few of the scenarios that can arise, and the list goes on1. Still, most Americans don’t have even a basic estate plan2.

When it comes to estate planning, there are four essentials every legally competent adult should have to avoid leaving their loved ones a big mess to clean up. Select the links below for more information about each of these basic estate planning documents.

 

Select a topic below to learn more:

1. Last Will and Testament
2. Power of Attorney for Property
3. Power of Attorney for Health Care
4. Living Will

 


1See:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateashford/2016/06/30/no-will/#a6b3bb12f202
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/7-nasty-things-that-could-happen-if-you-die-without-a-will_us_5731f3a5e4b016f37897005b

2See: 
http://news.gallup.com/poll/191651/majority-not.aspx

http://newsroom.acep.org/2016-03-21-Nearly-Two-Thirds-of-Americans-Dont-Have-Living-Wills-Do-You
https://www.forbes.com/2010/03/01/estate-tax-living-will-schiavo-personal-finance-no-estate-plans.html#34d213a6677b

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