People in Kentucky and across the country often avoid considering their own mortality. For that reason, wills, trusts and other estate planning are often put on the back burner. However, getting one’s affairs in order could provide peace of mind, knowing that everything is in place in case the estate owner becomes incapacitated or passes away.
Does it seem daunting?
Although they realize the importance of estate planning, many people find even thinking about it daunting. They have many questions and often are not sure where to turn for help. An experienced estate planning attorney can assist with the following tasks, and more:
- Discussing the client’s concerns and questions and offering independent and impartial legal advice.
- Explaining the available options and suggesting the most appropriate way to deal with them.
- Conducting reviews and adjustments, as needed, to ensure the estate plan is current and complies with existing laws.
- Offering a safe space to craft a plan that is not subject to the interference of family members or other interested parties.
These are only some of the ways in which legal counsel can ease and simplify the estate planning process. The goal is to provide the information necessary for the client to make informed decisions.
Anyone in Kentucky who is appointed as the executor of someone’s estate can seek the guidance of an experienced estate planning attorney. Distributing the assets of the deceased person as he or she wished is often a complicated task. Furthermore, anyone who is a beneficiary of another person’s estate can seek an estate planning attorney’s support and guidance, as needed. It would be helpful to have legal counsel in their corner if other beneficiaries challenge the will.