The first step is the hardest one to take. Deciding the right time to begin the estate planning process is a personal matter. For some, they are forced to plan quickly due to an unexpected medical diagnosis. For others, they think that there is no rush to, since they feel young and healthy. Communicating with your loved ones as soon as possible is a key component of creating a timely, accurate plan. Once you have spoke with loved ones about your intentions and desires regarding your estate, next begin interviewing estate planning attorneys. As discussed in this installment, not all those who practice law are estate planners.
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