Making an Estate Plan for the Future
People often put off making an estate plan, only to regret it when a sudden emergency temporarily or permanently deprives them of the chance to put time and careful thought into important matters such as their own health care, and the fate of their assets.
The truth is that it’s never too early to make an estate plan, regardless of your age, health or the size of your estate. No matter how stable your life is today, all it takes is one unexpected emergency – a car accident, for example – to deprive you of the opportunity to clearly state your wishes for your estate as well as your own medical treatment.
The Advantages of Starting an Estate Plan Today
By making an estate plan sooner rather than later, you can achieve a special peace of mind that only comes with having all of your legal affairs in order. And a bit of work today can also save your loved ones from the pain and confusion of fighting over assets because there is no will to clearly spell out your wishes.
At The Law Firm of Alexandra Lopez, P.A, we can help you plan for the unexpected, giving you peace of mind to live your life fully with documents in place to protect your loved ones.
What’s in Your Estate Plan?
An estate planning package may include any or all of the following documents:
- Last will and testament
- A durable power of attorney
- Advance health care directives
- Child guardianship nominations
Regular Updates Are Important
Even after you have created an estate plan, it is worthwhile to periodically update your plan as your family and finances evolve. Major life changes such as marriage, divorce, the birth of children, the death of loved ones – as well as major financial changes – are all valid reasons to review your will, trust and any other relevant documents to make sure they still match your intentions.
Additionally, tax laws often change and can affect how your plan performs. We can assist in this review and help you update your documents whenever necessary.
Get Started on Your Estate Plan Today
In our first consultation, we will take in the details of your situation and help you identify the estate planning instruments that best meet your needs.
To schedule an appointment, call 305-874-7301 or send us an email. From our office in Miami, we represent clients throughout southern Florida and the Florida Keys, including Broward, West Palm Beach and Monroe counties.
We proudly offer bilingual legal services in English and Spanish. Se habla español.