TT: Making A Will – Why Preparing Your Will Doesn’t Have To Be Morbid | Capital City Law
Meta: Preparing for the end of your life may seem like a depressing thing, but it doesn’t have to be. It can actually bring your family and loved ones together, and be a positive experience. This blog details how to make planning your will a positive experience for everyone. Capital City believes that estate planning can have a lasting, positive impact on families. Contact us today to learn more about our estate planning services.
KW: last will and testament/making a will/estate planning
Many people avoid estate planning because they either don’t think they have to think about the end of their life yet, or they believe it’s too morbid to think about. However, ignoring the opportunity to get rid of family tension, and making sure your assets are taken care of how you specify, is not beneficial to anyone. Making the choice to invest in estate planning is a smart decision, plain and simple. Here’s how to keep it from becoming morbid.
Remember: it’s too important to ignore.
In all honesty, you never truly know what could happen to change the course of your life. Keep it from being a morbid experience by taking care of it before your loved ones have to. No one likes thinking about the end of their life, but if you don’t have an estate plan in place, your loved ones are forced to guess. Doing this puts them at risk for frustration, stress, unnecessary expenses, and disagreement.
Another factor to consider is that if you pass away without a last will and testament, the state gets to decide who gets what without any regard for your wishes. This process varies from state to state, but if you pass on with a spouse and children still living, the state will generally split your assets between them. This is not ideal for every situation. Often, there are other people who are valuable in your life that you can specify in your last will. But if it’s not specified, then who knows how your things will be divided?
Change your perspective.
The estate planning doesn’t have to be morbid if you don’t let it. Making a will has the potential to be a bonding experience for you and your loved ones in discussing how they will keep your legacy alive after you’re gone. It can be an opportunity to express to those you love just how much they mean to you, and it can be a bonding experience. The key to this is changing your perspective. When you approach making a will with a positive perspective, you are more likely to bond with your loved ones, as well as save them from disagreement over conflicting opinions and dealing with the state.
Get on it early.
Truly, one of the best ways to make the estate planning process less negative is to get on it early. Assuming that you’re invincible and have all the time in the world only ends with either making a will quickly and carelessly, or passing away without one. Getting it done now is a great way to make the necessary arrangements that you want in a thoughtful way, and live the rest of your days not worrying about it or avoiding it. Nowadays it’s easier to make a will then it’s ever been. With an estate planning attorney, it only takes a couple of hours rather than several days, and thousands of dollars.
Capital City Law is dedicated to estate planning, with a focus on quality trust and will based planning. Keep yourself in charge of your assets and make estate planning a positive experience for everyone involved. Call Capital City Law today to learn more.