Estate planning has a reputation of being difficult and arduous. In a way, this is true. There are some inherently difficult topics to wrestle with when you are discussing an estate plan. But at the end of the day, estate planning is really just the last word of the phrase: a plan. You have the power to construct a customized, legal plan that dictates how your assets are handled upon your death. That should be an empowering an exciting prospect, but for many, the scary and difficult stigma reigns supreme.
We bring this up because it really is important to have an estate plan. Without one, you will die “intestate,” a status that means your estate will be at the mercy of state laws and probate. This takes the power out of your hands and leaves your would-be beneficiaries and heirs in the dark.
Given what is at stake, you shouldn’t be afraid of the estate planning process — especially when you can get legal help that will give you confidence in your ability to complete this important step in your life.
No matter how young or old you may be, now is the time to create a new estate plan, or revisit and revise an old one. At Chayet & Danzo, we are happy to assist people in Denver, Colorado with all of their estate planning needs. Together, we can put together the right plan for you and your family, giving you peace of mind that your estate will be handled properly..