Planning for the inevitable is a great way to stay organized in your life. But when that “inevitable” situation involves your impending death or incapacitation, it can be very difficult to muster up the motivation to plan for it. However, it should go without saying that planning for these situations are imperative — not just for yourself, but also for your family and their future well-being.
What we are referencing here is estate planning, and all of the many elements and decisions it entails. Estate planning is a vast field of laws, contracts and legal actions, many of which can help an individual who is looking to plan for the end of his or her life, or for the eventually incapacitation they may suffer.
Given how wast this field is and just how complicated some situations may be, it behooves anyone that is trying to draw up an estate plan to consult with an attorney. Without that legal help, the individual in question could run into some unexpected problems and legal hurdles that could have been avoided altogether.
At Chayet & Danzo, we have been dealing with many, many estate planning cases over the years. We have plenty of experience helping families and individuals planning for the later stages of their life. We can also help people with guardianships, long-term care planning, trusts, and many other elements that make up the estate planning palette. Don’t go it alone when it comes to estate planning — contact an attorney early on in the process to ensure you are going about everything in the right way.