There are a lot of reasons for collaborating with an attorney to ensure that your estate planning documents are updated, correct, and crafted for your particular situation. Proper estate planning can save money, avoid wasted time, clear up confusion, properly care for loved ones, ensure privacy, and much, much more.
One priceless benefit of proper estate planning is emotional efficiency. When our loved ones become sick or pass away, there are a lot of emotions through which we must work. Sometimes those emotions can be really complicated. Sometimes those emotions can make it difficult to make clear decisions. Sometimes those emotions can make it impossible to complete the simplest task.
When we are dealing with the emotional aspects of the loss of a loved one, we also find ourselves dealing with the unfortunate business of trying to settle the loved one’s affairs.
We must remember that planning ahead and getting our affairs in order permits surviving loved ones to focus on emotional healing and worry less about business details.