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What is estate planning?
Estate planning involves creating a comprehensive strategy to manage your assets during your lifetime and distribute them after your death. It often includes wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other legal documents.
Why is estate planning important?
Estate planning ensures that your wishes regarding your assets, healthcare, and dependents are respected. It also can minimize taxes and avoid probate, ensuring a smoother transition of assets to heirs.
How often should I update my estate plan?
Regular reviews are essential, especially after significant life events like marriage, the birth of a child, divorce, or the acquisition of major assets. At a minimum, review every 3-5 years.
Do I need an estate plan if I'm not wealthy?
Yes, estate planning isn't just about the transfer of assets. It's about ensuring your wishes are followed, protecting your loved ones, and having a plan in place in case of incapacity.
What's included in my estate?
Your estate encompasses everything you own, including real estate, bank accounts, investments, insurance policies, personal property, and even your digital assets.