Whenever you have a solid plan in hand with our St. Petersburg attorneys, the fears and stress of what may come in the future will be eased significantly. When it comes to estate planning, the amount of peace of mind you will feel cannot be overstated. Many are hesitant to plan for the unthinkable because they do not like thinking about death or fear that it will take a long time and a lot of paperwork, but a trusted attorney can make the process a breeze.
Estate Planning is an Ongoing Task
Estate planning, like most other significant arrangements for the future, is not just a one-time event, but rather an ongoing task. The most important step is to find an attorney you can trust and enjoy working with and begin the process. As you move through life, you may change your mind about certain aspects of your arrangement; you may sell some assets, or acquire new ones. Life circumstances change. Your heirs and beneficiaries also have changing circumstances such as marriage or divorce.
Having an analysis of your property done helps you to see what you have and how you would like things divided once you are gone. During the process, you may even be able spot some good ways to invest your assets while you are still alive.
What You Will Need to Think About
The earlier you begin thinking about all of the major aspects of estate planning and discussing your options with our St. Petersburg attorneys, the better you can prepare yourself and your loved ones for the future. There is nothing worse than facing an unexpected situation that uncovers a whole plethora of unresolved matters. It is best to understand your current state and make sure the legal aspects are in order. Your attorney will help you understand and set up:
- Powers of appointment
- Beneficiary designation
- Property ownership
- Financial powers of attorney
- Healthcare surrogates
- Living wills
- Pre Need guardian designations for both you and your minor children
Not having a plan for the future can cause you more stress than you may realize. Many people fear the responsibilities of aging and refuse to raise the question of death. However, setting up a solid arrangement with us at our St. Petersburg office will give you peace of mind, knowing that you are prepared regardless of what may happen in the future.
Call Bowden Barlow Law, P.A. for Estate Planning Help!
If you have an arrangement that needs to be modified, or if you would like to begin estate planning for the first time, you will need a trustworthy lawyer. Bowden Barlow Law, P.A. has been working hard for our clients in St. Petersburg for many years, and we can help you start the process. Give us a call at (727) 323-4719 to schedule your consultation today!