Estate Planning - Why I Practice Estate Planning Law
There are a ton of different practice areas in the law field. Attorneys can practice criminal law, business law, and even sports and entertainment law. Many people ask why I decided to practice estate planning law. There are two main reasons why I decided to be an estate planning attorney: everyone needs an estate plan and the ability to create peace of mind that loved ones are taken care of.
Everyone Needs an Estate Plan
Everyone needs an estate plan. Many people do not believe this statement, but I firmly believe it. One of my goals is to bring awareness to underserved communities about the importance of having an estate plan in place. Estate plans are not just for the wealthy; they are a tool to plan for the inevitable occurrence of death and the possible occurrence of grave illness. I have seen and heard of too many cases where loved ones were not taken care of due to a lack of an estate plan. This is wholly avoidable, and it breaks my heart every time I see or hear of a situation that could have been avoided with a proper estate plan in place. As an estate planning attorney, I not only get to bring awareness to the subject, but I get to help people with this crucial activity.
Peace of Mind
Many people fail to plan for the “what ifs” in life. One thing for sure is that we are not guaranteed tomorrow. For this reason, it is crucial to have an estate plan in place. Having a plan in place gives both you and your family peace of mind.
You will gain peace of mind because you can decide who gets your possessions, who has the ability to make decisions about your health and finances if you cannot, and whether or not you want life-prolonging measures at the end of your life. Your family members are able to have peace of mind because you have already planned everything out for them. They do not have to figure out who makes your financial and healthcare decisions, nor do they have to determine who gets your possessions when you die.
The death or incapacitation of a loved one is hard enough. Without a plan in place, family members are left with both heartache and stress because there is no clear guidance on what their loved one’s wishes are. As I stated before, this is wholly avoidable. By practicing estate planning law, I get to help to relieve this unnecessary stress by helping you put a proper plan in place. For me, there is no greater joy than helping people prepare for life’s “what ifs.”
A Plan for You
As you have read, everyone needs an estate plan. Many people do not understand what having an estate plan really means. Stay tuned for my future posts, where I will walk through the basics of estate planning, followed by discussing specific topics within estate planning. Until then, if you have any questions about estate planning, schedule a time to talk with me.